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Microsoft Surface And Windows RT

Well, the early reviews are in on the Microsoft Surface tablet. The Surface is the tablet you see in the TV ads with the "click on" keyboard. This is Microsoft's own device, and the only version available so far is the one running Window RT. What's that? It's the scaled-down version of Windows 8 designed for low-powered tablet devices - it looks like Windows 8 for desktop computers, but it's a different animal. What's the verdict on the Surface running Windows RT? Sort of mixed, as you might expect. The overall impression is that it has potential to be pretty cool, if not an iPad killer, but it's not quite there yet - and with a $600 price tag. Take a look at three representative articles:


ArsTechnica
TheVerge
AnandTech


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