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Microsoft - Surface - 64GB - Black

Model: 7ZR-00001SKU: 7979401

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not quite all I hoped for

    Posted
    Lessthansatisf1ed
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    I was really excited about buying the Surface RT. I had heard great things from people who had used one for a long time (microsoft employees and their spouses - beta testers) and since my laptop was finally dying I decided to go with a Surface. I purchased it primarily for school use and planned to use it for personal and VPN access to my office, as well. Upon getting it home I really liked the versatility of the design - the kickstand was simple and fun for desktop use and I found the keyboard to be usable and pretty functional. Setting it up was a different story. Microsoft has made the setup process somewhat long and protracted for this device. What if I don't want to link directly to a webpage, but instead to an app? Well, a corresponding app is often not available in the windows store, but there are sometimes 3rd party apps that can do the trick. This is a windows device, which one do I trust? Couldn't tell. Want to use Chrome or FireFox? You can't, there isn't an app for that. It was very frustrating. The interface itself wasn't intuitive for me and, honestly, I'm pretty technologically adaptable and open to new things. I had decided to go all in and link everything to attempt to use the device as it was intended. This took FOREVER, none of it was particularly streamlined, and I found that the social networking design interface was blocky and less than functional. It was not a great experience. When I connected my work VPN I found that the screen resolution and lack of adjustability was suddenly a limiting factor. A couple of high points for me were the pre-installed Windows suite - loved that, and the portability was amazing. If you're wondering why I didn't simply go with the Surface Pro I will say that one of my concerns was overheating after long periods of use and the BB sales rep was very clear that I might have problems with that on the Pro - which set me back to the RT. Some of my problems could certainly have been mitigated by the Pro - like the absence of a variety of browsers - but I would have had to purchase the Office suite. Which brings me to my next issue: the price. I will say that I bought this device while on sale, thinking that it was a good deal...but I still had to buy the $129 keyboard...so I got out for about $500 for what was essentially a table with a highly functional copy of Office. That's not bad, but for the same amount of money spend on an ipad I could have had that and an app store that supplied some good options for usability. I ended up returning the product, which is the first time I've returned a purchase on a tablet or computer/laptop and purchasing a different option. I actually decided to go with an apple product because I was so frustrated by the windows 8 interface and the limits of the windows store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for money

    Posted
    lotekdigital

    I didn't expect much when I bought this but the price was less than half of ipad for 64 gig. Getting started was a little tricky after the wifi was working it had to install updates and didn't seem to work after but I powered on and off and everything worked perfect since. I got this mainly because of Office support and I ran everything perfectly including wifi printing with my Samsung. Supports blu tooth keyboard and mouse at same time. Touch screen excellent. App store limited but got all important things. Many advantage over ipad which I have also such as HD output but have to buy cable, ethernet wired connection, micro sd card slot, standard usb slot which 100% compatible with external hard drive, flash drive, etc. The tablet never crashes or freeze and 100% reliable. The screen is good for movies actual screen dimensions for modern movies unlike ipad. Pixel resolution not as good as retina obviously but good enough for business applications. I got this mainly for travel so I won't take my notebook anymore. Also has vga output so can use for presentations when traveling for projectors. The Surface series of tablets could easily replace notebook computers as most all businesses use Office as standard so all applications compatible. I never seen anyone bring Apple laptops to meetings. I was expecting to write a poor review after reading some bad press but I frankly don't know what they are talking about. I also bought the magnetic keyboard cover which works excellent also and is super slim so the entire tablet with keyboard cover not much thicker than tablet itself. Maybe 8.1 fixed all the problems others were seeing but I don't see any problems so far. Battery life ok. Speed fast and no lag on anything so far. Another thing is the magnet contact power connector which was a pleasant surprise as don't have to plug into a connector which breaks eventually, especially if have to plug into usb connector. Although proprietary it is worth spending the money for an adaptor that won't break the connector like the Jambox USB power connector. Bose mini also uses contact type power connector as companies figuring out that when you keep on plugging the connector in and out it eventually breaks rendering your device useless. Jambox won't even fix a broken USB connector due to their problem so have to throw the whole thing away as useless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For the price, this is the one

    Posted
    SteveJbs

    The current price for this configuration ($329-64GB) makes this an un-beatable value in the tablet arena. I did my research, have owned an ipad, and currently have an android phone. The Screen Brightness and overall viewing experience are a step above any other tablet, don't be discouraged by the 1366x768 resolution, it may even be a benefit for some folks, as higher resolution means smaller type. The 16x9 aspect ratio of the screen makes this wider than the android 16x10 crop, and simply works better than ixxx when viewing desktop versions of web pages.All web pages render in full desktop view, not true with any other tablet. This is a PC in a very high quality tablet form factor, as Microsoft advertising has been saying, it just does more than any other tablet like device, at the current sale price it is compelling. My concerns are minor, if you HAVE to have an ap, say for work, that is only available for ios or android , then your hand is forced, but if not, this will give you more value and satisfaction overall. I am hopeful that Microsoft will not abandon the RT platform, as they have done a terrible job of differentiating it from regular 8.1 and feel that they may succumb to their own lack of foresight... If you are a dummy, buy this and have geek squad set up your Microsoft Account and do all the up-dates, takes 6-8 hours ! (remember what you paid though) or have some one who is PC savy do it for you. By the way, the Microsoft X box music pass is awesome, it has loads of functionality, and is easily a rival to iTunes/spotify etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Almost a tablet, not quite a PC

    Posted
    BenPkFl
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My purchase of this tablet was the culmination of 3 months of shopping, both online and in stores. I did not consider the Surface until recently. The biggest issue for me in deciding was to figure out what I wanted the tablet to do for me. In the end, it is primarily for entertainment, personal email, forums, news & sports sites, Facebook: just general browsing. As far as features, I knew I wanted a USB port and a 10” screen size. The Surface delivers all of these, but adds much more. I've had it just shy of one month. I like the standard Windows desktop, along with all the essential office applications. Setup was a dream and the update to RT 8.1 really made this tablet fantastic. One thing that impresses me is how quick it is and how smoothly it browses and runs videos - the HD is wonderful. The biggest downside to the Surface is reflected in the review title: it is almost a tablet and not quite a PC. This is because there are mainstream apps available for Android or IPod, or an equivalent program available for PC, but neither is available for the Surface RT - example: Watch Directv (no app for RT; can't install the Directv player for PC#. That said, there are numerous apps #free and for purchase# available that are useful and/or fun. Also, you don't need apps for the web, as you can access the full version of web pages #though some automatically give you a mobile version#. There are only two negatives that I can comment on: 1. Twice #in a month), the screen frozen, no touch response, nothing to do other than press and hold the power button - both times it was completely random, not associated with a particular app or action. 2. The low power warning is extremely short. Pops up at 4% and you have roughly less than a minute to stop what you're doing and attach the charger before shutdown. Bottom line: Keep the title in mind when looking at this tablet. If you have apps that you already use, see if there is a version available for Surface RT, and bear in mind that PC-based programs are likely not installable. If you can live with this downside, then for the money, the Surface RT may be exactly what you need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not for a business professional

    Posted
    mojoworking
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Within 7 days it was clearly a bad decision to purchase this item. The headphone jack did not work and it would most likely break if the plug was forced in. This is apparently a known problem and I found a lot about it on forums. I had unfortunately taken it with me outside of the US for an extended travel period immediately after the purchase in Fed 2014. The manufacturer's tech suggested I purchase a Bluetooth (another expense# as a work around to the poorly constructed jack. A business associate of mine has one and said his is broken also. I purchased an SD card for additional memory. The system continually cannot see this drive. Same problem with jump drives. Plug it and start working and then, can't save it and the drive is not recognized. Tried about 10 different jump sticks - same problem. I frequently had to turn it off and back on because it just stops responding. Then, I find that it does not work with Cisco WebEx Meeting software. Last, an epic issue with using Outlook occurred. I had a large outlook box and I started getting messages stating that memory was low. So, I called Microsoft and was told to delete my email profile. Well, I was on the other side of the globe from the US and my office was not open so I was not able to get the server information to rebuild the profile. I was in the middle of a huge project and left my laptop in another city because it is so heavy. My spouse ended up staying up all night with the manufacturer to get the Surface to work again and to free up memory. #there were other memory issues contributing--such as a second copy of the system on the hard drive from a previous reset of the system due to other problems). This was a complete waste of money unless it is used to read magazines, play on the Web, etc. It is not a reliable product for professional email, or use of Office Suite applications.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Under rated

    Posted
    ComfortablyOnTheGo
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    These Surface units are highly under rated IMHO. This one feels solid in the hands, responds nicely and does everything we need it to do. Windows 8 RT has subtle quirks but you get that with any brand of tablet; and the hope is that future service packs will improve performance and functionality. This isn't to say this thing is junk. Far from it. We moved from an Android device and the Windows platform simply makes much more sense for everyone in the household. The nice thing about these Microsoft units is that they ship with Office apps which is a cool bonus. + Battery life is outstanding Display clarity is top notch Wireless performance has been flawless The magnetic power connector is Apple-ish but we like it. - Updates apply slowly (compared to the PC experience) We wish that the charging indicator LED that is integrated into the power connector would either change colors or go off when charging has completed. Looks like an oversight by the design folks. ************** All and all a well designed and constructed Win RT tablet. We tried an Asus model first based upon price and weren't satisfied. Felt cheap and wasn't nearly as smooth in operation as the Surface. So the old axiom of "you get what you pay for" rings true. Our Toshiba (Android based) tablet served us well for a few years but I am now of the opinion that Android only makes sense on smart phones. Also tried the Blackberry. Impressive build quality but the whole software platform is a joke and the resultant sluggish system performance was an immediate turn off. So with everything in proper measure, Win RT on the Surface strikes the right balance and everyone enjoys using it. I have no problem recommending this device to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet for College and Travel

    Posted
    Luthien

    I was tired of carrying around my laptop to classes/airport security and I'm happy I found this great tablet. So convenient, fits in my medium sized purse, got it with the touch cover keyboard that works great. **Tips for Set Up** 1. Create a Microsoft account (you can do it with any email address, use one that you check frequently, I used my Gmail and it works perfectly). 2. Surface tablet was launched in 2012 and you'll probably have to make updates. - My only concern was when I got it was that I couldn't download any apps, so I went to a Microsoft store and they were very helpful. The guy explained that this product probably hadn't been out of the box for a couple of years (that's why the good price) so I needed to update it to be able to download apps and have it full functional. 3. How to make the updates If you run into the same problem, this is what you should try: - Go to "Settings" > "Change PC Settings" - Update and Recovery - Install all updates listed - After your tablet restarts, repeat the process until there are no more updates in that list - Go to Windows Store and download Windows 8.1 for free - You are up to date! **This whole process took me about 3 1/2 hours. But it was so worth it! Hope it's helpful!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    WARNING- You may lose your word docs as you type

    Posted
    Rmv3
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    Beware....if the battery on the surface completely dies....you have to charge for about 2 hours before you can turn it on. I am very happy with my surface now....when I first bought it I was almost in tears because I thought I had wasted 400 bucks. I bought this surface for the purpose of using the Word program to write very important reports for work. So the first day I bought the brand new surface I noticed that there were program updates to be made but I was having problems updating and I didn't worry about it too much. Day 2 with the surface I started to type up some docs and EVERY five minutes the program would freeze and a notice would say the program was not responding. Another notice would then come up stating that I could restart the program and my document would be recovered. Well EVERY time I would restart the program I would lose my entire doc or half of everything I managed to type up before the program froze up. In a last ditch effort before returning my surface a week after purchase.....I updated to the windows program and I changed the word settings to automatically save changes to my docs every minute. This has made all the differance!!!! Initially updating to the new words doc was not easy but once I fixed the update problem updates have been no problem at all. Fixing/figuring out the problem took hours. I had to use the google online troubleshoot site and I had to call the windows 800 number where I was given three codes (16 digits each!) by the automated machines to type into my settings so that I could finally create a windows account.....log into the widows store....then update my widows program. I am really happy with my purchase now. I still get the not repeals ding message from time to time (3 times in the past 2 months) but this time the program does actually recover my docs when I restart the program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work for me

    Posted
    gadgetmundii

    I bought a 32gb refurnished which came with Windows 8.1 installed to replace my cheap Android tablet that seems the processor its beginning to slow down a lot. I wanted to use it mainly to read ebooks and I also use PDF documents a lot. And THAT'S where this tablet fails miserably. Here's my pet peeve list: 1. You can ONLY install apps from Windows store which are not that great to begin with. 2. Facebook app is just a fiasco. 3. Won't let you install Google Chrome. 4. Adobe Reader Touch app is limited and the highlight option is horrendous. No free hand, etc. 5. Could not find a decent e-reader on their apps. I go to church and NONE of them could open up a Bible properly, something that my other Android CHEAP tablet does flawlessly. 6. The Explorer window text is way too small and doesn't show any of my PDF files as thumbnails, something that I specifically prefer and again, works great on my CHEAPO Android tablet. 7. I hate the Kindle book format because unlike Android, you can only slide the pages and if you get to close to the edge, it opens the Star bar. Everything else works great, specially Netflix movies looks and sounds outstanding. In conclusion, I will return this tablet soon and will buy a more expensive Android one. I really like Windows 8.1 on my desktop, which gives me more freedom and options (although I still can't get the thumbnail view) Perhaps the Surface Pro and Pro 2 works better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surface RT 64GB - replaces iPAD in business use

    Posted
    PSSBUSINESS
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    I bought Surface RT-64GB for business to replace iPAD since iPAD does not offer simple way to use with SkyDrive and Microsoft compatible software. Surface-RT comes with basic MS-Office which I use with SkyDrive so that I can update my files anywhere and any time. Number of apps available for this machine is limited but I have enough applications. I also bought 64GB of SD card which is not available for iPAD. I was impressed with the screen quality and booting speed. Mail app was disappointing since it does not support POP3 mail but with a beta app from the mail-provider, I can now use all three mail accounts with the Surface. Setting up mail app was not easy using "outlook.com" account. The name "outlook.com" is confusing when I wanted to use the same e-mail account currently resides with Outlook-Office. I noticed that sales rep at Best Buy did not explain about the issue with the Mail-app and the stylus not the active type. I like the OneNote for note-taking and keeping favorite articles. It is disappointing that Windows Media-player for Surface RT is not FREE. It took about one week for me to get used to the machine and the type cover. I like the way the type cover feels. For those people who wish to use PC compatible tablet with less than 2 lb and no cooling fan, I recommend Surface RT- other more expensive Windows-8 tablet may be over-kill. I like the long battery life of Surface RT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not for college

    Posted
    WriterEMT
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Microsoft's commercials repeatedly say their Surface is great for college students. I bought this to use in my college courses and when I took a statistics class I found that the statistics add-on for Excel could not be added to the Surface version of Excel. Excel is a MICROSOFT program and the MICROSOFT add-on can NOT load onto a MICROSOFT Surface! Insanity! Then I find I cannot load Kindle textbooks onto this Surface because most textbooks for Kindle only work on Kindle for PC, which will not load, only Kindle for Windows 8 will run on the Surface and the textbooks for Kindle will not run on the Windows 8 version on Kindle! Even more aggravating is that I cannot load nor run Google Chrome or Firefox which means Microsoft designed this so your could only use their Internet Explorer despite so many college sites running better on Chrome and Firefox! Bought Rosetta Stone download and guess what?! Again it say, "This will not run on this PC!" If you love constantly being told, "This will not run on this PC" then buy a Surface. Even if you only want it as a toy for games the game selection is TINY and even Facebook games run extremely slow. So slow I end up using my laptop for everything while my Surface collects dust and will soon be pawned.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Elegant and User Friendly Tablet

    Posted
    PSPGuy

    I spent many months investigating tablets before deciding on the 64gb Surface RT. The extra $100 for doubling the capacity is well worth it, especially if you have a lot of pics and videos. I spent time in the store trying different tablets. The Ipad is great, but for the features I got on the Surface, I would have paid considerably more (more than twice the price). The Surface RT has a built-in kickstand, which other tablets did not include. The keyboard attaches quickly and easily and does not require Bluetooth. Learning the swipe motions and user interface took a few minutes. Changing settings and user preferences is very easy. And if I want the traditional Windows desktop, I only have to press an icon. Rearranging tiles on the screen is easy. I did not get the membrane style keyboard /cover and decided to get the type cover, since I like the feel of real keys. I was concerned that I could not use the Surface RT as a replacement for my Kindle for reading. I was WRONG. The Kindle app for the Surface works great and downloaded all of the books I have on my Kindle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love it so far!

    Posted
    MSLKelly
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I just bought my 64 gb Surface RT yesterday, but I have had no problems setting it up and it's fun to use! I did not buy mine for business purposes, but it was still a plus to get Microsoft Office on it. It immediately found my wireless network. Setting it up initially took about 5 minutes! I have spent most of today looking for games and apps for it and have found quite a few so far. The app store is lacking a bit, but it has grown tremendously since I got my Windows 8 laptop for Christmas. The fact that you couldn't install regular programs on it wasn't worth the $300 price difference to me. I have a laptop and desktop for that. Someone who wants to replace their laptop with a Surface would probably be better off to get the Pro model, but it's much heavier and more expensive so I decided to go with the RT. After Windows I had roughly 40 gb of space left. I plan to get a micro sd card for files and will leave the hard drive for apps. I did quite a bit of research before buying this, and had already bought and returned another Windows 8 tablet because of issues. This one has run perfectly. All things considered, I made the perfect choice for what I wanted to use it for and would buy it again! I completely recommend it for entertainment purposes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

    Posted
    Armorris
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I love it, but it has some software bugs in it. Also, it's hard for me to select small things with the touch screen. I bought a stylus which helped some. I use a mouse most of the time. This is the first touch screen device I have ever had, which takes some getting used to. I reported one of the bugs to MS, and I believe that they are aware of most of the bugs and are working on them. In general, I love it. I'm glad I bought the 64GB version, as my music would have filled up the available memory of the 32GB version. I like that it has a USB and a micro SD port. I also like that it has no fan or spinning hard drive which can wear out. I also like that since it can only accept programs from Microsoft, it can't catch a virus. Virus scanners are expensive and would slow the machine down. I have a full size laptop for third party programs, but I use my Surface RT 95% of the time. I'd give it 5 stars if not for the software bugs, which I'm sure MS is working on. It is a bit heavier than I expected it to be. I also bought the MS wedge mouse for it , which I think is the coolest mouse ever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expected Very Good, Got GREAT!!

    Posted
    niteryder
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased the Surface to replace an iPad I had used for two years. I was very happy with the iPad but it did not handle the iOS7 update as well as I expected. So I started looking for a new tablet. I purchased the Surface RT 32GB for my daughter and was very impressed with how smoothly it integrated into her school work. I started using it and became hooked, this was the tablet I'd been looking for all along. It does everything I ask of it. It works with my wifi printer perfectly, in about 30 seconds I was printing and scanning, no more Air Print needed. My outlook from work took minutes to get onto the Surface, I now have all my contacts, emails and calendar for work and home on one device with nothing more than just signing in, awesome! Being able to use a mouse and keyboard make this the perfect portable computer for me. I just have one complaint, actually two. First the rear camera is not very good, I scan a lot of documents and this camera just doesn't cut it. Second is no Google Chrome. But as with everything else I have found a way to get by. I have a USB camera that I now use for scanning Documents, and have moved all my Chrome bookmarks to the local Surface browser, so it's all good. Get the Surface RT, you'll like it, I recommend it very highly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    This is my 3rd Surface RT; the 1st 2 were bad.

    Posted
    WhahoooMan
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    I had the misfortune of getting 2 defective tablets before getting one that worked. Then the installation took forever; when that was done I still had to upgrade to Windows 8.1 which also took time. I find the touch display EXTREMELY Difficult to use in certain functions. I wasted over $35 for a screen protector on the 1st tablet & the "GEEK" told me that was the problem & did NOT get a refund; PLUS that was not the problem anyway - the tablet was bad. I must say they replaced the 1st two with NO hassle at all. I hope I get the same GREAT service, if anything goes wrong with this 3rd one (I did not purchase the extra warrantee). I use it most without the keyboard; it is very convenient. I wish they mad a small lightweight padded case that had a pocket for the charger. I am new to the world of touch screens & Windows 8; I have 3 other computers, but are XP or 7; I would have liked to have some sort of printed owners manual that came with the Surface. I still am having difficulty finding how to do things I could quickly do on the XP or 7. One of the biggest things wrong is the inability to get standard games from their store and not being able to use it other than where I can receive WiFi (as opposed to connected by a phone service where I would be able to use it ANYWHERE). The best thing is I have all the Microsoft Office products preloaded on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    poor product

    Posted
    mo2014

    I regret buying the Surface RT. I bought it mainly for the MS package that's already installed to do business on the go. I had to replace the device 5 weeks after I got it because of a problem with the screen. I was forced to get the same device again as Microsoft doesn't have any programs to upgrade or money back. Here are other issues I noticed: Slow (I have the 64 GB model# Unresponsive touch screen; sometimes the screen stops responding and I need to restart the device to reset. Some Webpages not compatible, especially drop down menus. Keyboard #bought separately) is not easy to use especially the mouse/touch pad for highlighting copying pasting etc. I feel this was a testing product by MS to put the first foot in the tablet market. Other models could be better but I am not impressed by this one, especially for business or school.This could be good for entertainment if all the bugs and imperfections are fixed. If I were to do it all over I would buy an IPad or a Samsung. I heard great things!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this thing!

    Posted
    PLShelman
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    We originally purchased the Surface for my husband to use while he's going to school to get his Engineering degree. Some of his school books are incredibly expensive and last semester he purchased the PDFs instead of the hard copies. But this meant he absolutely had to be sitting at a computer to study. We decided a tablet would be a good purchase so he can take it with him and study where ever he wants to. We decided on the Surface because it came with the Microsoft Office programs and it had a USB port. These were the two deciding factors for us. We also liked the upgraded key board that could be snapped onto it. It's very handy. And the built in stand in the back has been very useful as well. Now, we use it to watch TV shows, movies, play games, etc. We recently took it to the beach with us and it was great having our "mini computer" with us. Can't speak highly enough about this thing! We love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First tablet

    Posted
    Aphernai

    I picked this tablet up last week and instantly fell in love with it. I have been holding off on getting a tablet for a long time since I can go on my desktop or on my smart phone so it made it hard for me to justify spending that money. I got the Surface RT, a magenta type keyboard and a warranty for under $350.00, As much as I like iPads, I would have spent close to double. I really find this tablet to very fun, with a professional touch. I like the fact that it comes with Microsoft Office preloaded on it. Back in the day that would have been expensive to buy. I would recommend this product to anyone. I know it's not full of apps compared to an android system or Apple but it has a lot of potential to grow. I am extremely confident that I made a wise choice to put my money towards this tablet. Reminder: For anyone newer to computers or Windows tablets, look into installing ALL of the updates then upgrade to RT 8.1. It will take care of any issues. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great device for consuming data

    Posted
    tlhaze
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've been using the Surface RT 64 GB version with touch keyboard for about 4 months. It is my first touch screen Windows device which works quite well. The clarity and the color of the screen is way better than my laptop and I therefore prefer to use it for viewing pictures and videos. The amount of apps in the Windows market continues to grow and there are some very nice quality apps available. My laptop does not have a version of Office on it which included on the Surface. I therefore use the Surface for any documents I need to access while at home. Documents are accessible by using the SkyDrive feature which allows me to store and access keep my documents from the Surface, my laptop, my phone, as well as my work PC. (Love that feature!) The touch keyboard is adequate most of time, but I really wish I would have gone for the type keyboard. Not a huge deal, but if typing a lot, it just doesn't catch all the keys I press like a regular keyboard would have. The SD slot is fine for pictures, but I tried watching a movie on the Surface which I copied to a micro-SD and it was so slow and choppy, I couldn't continue watching it. In conclusion, I'm very happy with the device and would consider purchasing an updated model in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend