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Microsoft Surface(original) worth $199?

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2 years ago#1
on sale at MS store. No touch cover.

http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/html/pbPage.PDPS/productID.286870700?Icid=Homepage_WhatsNew_1_SurfaceRT_BF_112713


Is it better than galaxy tab or the new kindle fires? or even the new ipad?
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2 years ago#2
The first line of Surface products were mediocre. I honestly doubt even the Surface 2 is worth it, though the Pro 2 may be good.
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2 years ago#3
My cousin really likes his surface. I'd personally be interested at $199, and would likely pick one up were I in the market, but it may not be the best of deals objectively.
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2 years ago#4
Surface RT is great if you don't mind the lack of compatibility with desktop apps (It uses an Arm cpu instead of x86).
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2 years ago#5
Hah. Windows RT is great if you've ever thought to yourself "Windows 8 is nice and all but I wish they would get rid of all the stuff that makes it better then iOS."

My answer is no on the Surface. Its a great piece of hardware but the software is garbage. I would rather have a dinky plastic Android tablet, which I do.

Now if the regular surface had a full stable Windows 8 running on it that would be a completely different story. Its just RT that sucks.
2 years ago#6
I'd say just get a nexus 7 or kindle. OG Surface lagged pretty bad on that tegra 3 and there's still essentially no apps so you're pretty much left with a bulky internet explorer machine with subpar battery life.
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