Microsoft Surface RT tablet?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by dragonblood9999, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. dragonblood9999

    dragonblood9999 GBAtemp Maniac

    Sep 27, 2007
    I was thinking about getting a Surface rt tablet with a Nvidia Tegra 3 1.4Ghz Quad Core, 2GB DDR3 Memory, 64GB Storage it's the ARM version not the intel atom.
    now i know i cant install every app on it but it can be"jailbroken" to run app not from microsofts app store,as long as they are made for ARM.

    So i was wondering if its worth getting one for $200 or not?
  2. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    What will you use it for?
  3. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    My father actually bought one a week or so ago, and he says it's great for word processing and some on-the-go browsing, but otherwise it doesn't get much use.

    So if all you want it for is some web browsing and typing up notes or something, then I would say yeah. Anything else, though? Meh, might as well get a laptop or an Android tablet.
  4. dragonblood9999

    dragonblood9999 GBAtemp Maniac

    Sep 27, 2007

    i would be mostly using it for web browsing, youtube, watching anime, read manga, maybe a little gaming on it(emulators or facebook game for my sister).
    dont want to get a laptop because i have a desktop and would not need it. i have a android tablet(a 3 or 4 year old ainol tornados) that takes forever to load if i have alot of files on it, it also dies at 40% even after calibrating the battery
  5. rdurbin

    rdurbin GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 13, 2006
    United States

    honestly I would go with a tablet with full windows. I have the dell venue pro 8, its pretty nice. It does most of the stuff I want and can play A lot of games. Just dont expect to run skyrim at 60 fps venue pro 8

    that link above has the 32gb model for $230. Its really best to get the 64gb version or at least buy a big microsd card to use with it. One thing I should caution you that on this tablet is that charging is done through the microusb (like most smart phone/tablets), since there only 1 port, you cannot charge and use devices at same time. I would get a blue tooth mouse/keyboard (unless your just gonna use touchscreen), that way you can use keyboard and mouse while charging

    here a toshiba one with the same price of the RT
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