Microsoft Surface is the first tablet from Microsoft that offers innovative design and many interesting features. It’s well-built and has a large 10.6” display with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution (148 ppi pixel density). It’s larger than most tablets available in the market, but it’s still attractive. The tablet is equipped with built-in kickstand on the back of its body, so you can recline the tablet back about 10 degrees. It makes the tablet more comfortable to use since you don’t have to hold it all the time with your hand and you can get good viewing angle while using it.
The Surface Typing Cover is another interesting feature that can boost your productivity. It doesn’t only protect the screen while you’re on the move, but also acts as a physical keyboard. Surprisingly, the keyboard is pretty comfortable to use although you may need time for adjustment.
This tablet is installed with Microsoft Windows 8 RT operating system but it can be upgraded to Windows 8.1 RT. Looking inside, a quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9 processor is paired with ULP GeForce GPU and 2 GB of RAM. The Surface works responsively and delivers decent speed in executing various tasks. There is no serious lag that can stop you from working. With 32/64 GB of internal storage (optional), you’ll have a lot of space to store your files. You still can expand it by using external memory card (up to 64 GB). For the connectivity, the tablet offers Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct (dual-band); Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP; and USB v2.0 with USB Host support. The front and rear cameras are not impressive, but they’re fine at capturing photos and videos. The front-facing camera is good enough for video calling.
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass
- Email, Push Email, Instant Messaging
- SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
- Image viewer/editor
- Microsoft Office 2013 RT (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook)
- Bing Search, Maps, SkyDrive
Dimensions: 274.6 x 172 x 9.4 mm (10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 in)
Weight: 680.4 g (1.50 lb)
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