10-06-2013 10:50 AM
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  1. HarisA1's Avatar
    Well I have saved up some $$ and I have enough to buy a Surface RT or a decent Android tablet (good condition refurbished) so I am not paying full for the product. I have a windows phone a windows 8 laptop shall i get the surface RT or a Samsung Galaxy Tab or something along the lines. BTW the offer I have for the surface RT is like brand new for 300$(CAD) 32GB storage WITH touch cover. Should I spend 300 on that or an Android tablet please give me some suggestions! :)
    10-02-2013 03:08 PM
  2. jimkraz's Avatar
    I had or should say have a Galaxy Note Tab 10.1, though my wife uses that now, I got my self a Surface RT 64gig, this is my fourth tablet, and the best by a long way, can it stand up by its self, yes, can I connect it to my 40" TV, yes, can I shove my USB stick in and watch a movie, yes, can I connect to my desktop and transfer files, yes, out of the box, nothing like it, in my opinion. Jim
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    10-02-2013 03:23 PM
  3. HarisA1's Avatar
    what do you think about apps and the usability of it in everyday life?
    10-02-2013 03:54 PM
  4. jlynnm350z's Avatar
    what do you think about apps and the usability of it in everyday life?

    I think there are a total of 48 apps in the store, although I'm pretty sure we're supposed to get a used one next month sometime. Not sure what it is, I think it's a fart app but a really really good one, like 5 different fart noises!! Can't wait.
    10-02-2013 04:03 PM
  5. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    I would suggest the RT, if only for the simple fact that it's going to be supported for longer than the Galaxy Tab.

    The fact that is has Office for free is another bonus.
    10-02-2013 04:08 PM
  6. anon(5876801)'s Avatar
    Anyone looking for a tablet designed for great productivity, the Surface RT is where its at. Office, IE10, and true multitasking. I feel theres more value in RT but I cant get it off my head.
    10-02-2013 04:18 PM
  7. HarisA1's Avatar
    so galaxy tab 10.1 or surface rt?
    tbh id get the RT right away just the whole app situation scares me to be honest :/
    10-02-2013 04:23 PM
  8. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    so galaxy tab 10.1 or surface rt?
    tbh id get the RT right away just the whole app situation scares me to be honest :/
    I own a variety of tablets... iPad4, Polaroid 7" PMID701i, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Kindle Fire HD 7", and a Surface RT. I share this not to brag, but to offer some background as to my experience with various tablets and that I'm not a blind fanatic to one or the other.

    Given the choice between the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Surface RT, I'd recommend the RT. Samsung has a pretty sad reputation for supporting their products. I'm not expecting any improvements or tweaks to my GTab2 7.0. That is sad because it has a lot of potential. The GTab is a commodity item, a single generation throw-away. Not only in build quality (which is fine but not top-shelf) but in support.

    The Surface RT is the highest quality tablet I own... even surpassing the iPad4 (retina display or not, the RT's use of ClearType offers retina-like clarity for text). The fact that the RT will receive the update to 8.1 (I'm already running with it) is a welcomed step of support. How much support after that remains to be seen, but it is already better supported than Samsung supports their GTabs.

    The inclusion of the full MS Office Suite (but slightly less in function than the desktop version) is something that is quite valuable IMO.

    As has been eluded to, the app situation is of some concern. I'm hoping that it will get better, but there's enough out there to "get by". It isn't like the RT is going to be a doorstop.

    Hope this helps.
    10-02-2013 05:07 PM
  9. HarisA1's Avatar
    Guess I am gonna give it a try, gonna pick it up this weekend I'm just extremely pulled in by form factor, build quality and the fact that its unique compared to the galaxy tab. Thanks to everyones help, Im gonna give this a go!
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    10-02-2013 05:40 PM
  10. tgp's Avatar
    Well I have saved up some $$ and I have enough to buy a Surface RT or a decent Android tablet (good condition refurbished) so I am not paying full for the product. I have a windows phone a windows 8 laptop shall i get the surface RT or a Samsung Galaxy Tab or something along the lines. BTW the offer I have for the surface RT is like brand new for 300$(CAD) 32GB storage WITH touch cover. Should I spend 300 on that or an Android tablet please give me some suggestions! :)
    What I'd do is research whether or not what you intend to do with a tablet can be done with the RT. If it does what you need to do and the necessary apps are available, it'll probably be a better experience overall. Otherwise get the Tab or another Android tablet, or an iPad.
    10-02-2013 06:03 PM
  11. HarisA1's Avatar
    I just need twitter, Facebook, YouTube, instagram and a few sports apps.. The regular time wasting materials;)
    10-02-2013 06:50 PM
  12. christenmartin's Avatar
    I'm in the market for one myself. Just hit bestbuy or WalMart and mess with the tablets. The surface is definitely impressive. I'm going to use my for my office so a little different use. I'm really liking the whole MS ecosystem, SkyDrive, Xbox, yak yak. The surface 2 is coming out later this month and it is only 449 and I have heard it is a big improvement, so I am ordering one of those bad boys. The big one as previously stated is it is supported and will only improve.
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    10-02-2013 07:12 PM
  13. prlundberg's Avatar
    The big one as previously stated is it is supported and will only improve.
    When the original Surface RT was released Microsoft pledged 4 years of support which is unheard of for mobile devices. So far they have done very well supporting it. In fact, maybe a bit too well. Weekly updates can be annoying.

    I haven't heard a similar pledge for the new ones but I think it's pretty safe to say support will be much better than Samsung. The only reason to go with the Tab IMO would be if you want to have the latest and greatest apps.

    That reason is a big one for a lot of people. If you want the latest popular games and timekillers, RT isn't a good choice. If you need a specific app, you may not find a suitable alternative on RT. But if you need a tool with good build quality and support, the RT is a solid value.
    Last edited by prlundberg; 10-03-2013 at 09:16 AM. Reason: Mixed up Tab and Note
    10-03-2013 08:06 AM
  14. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    When the original Surface RT was released Microsoft pledged 4 years of support which is unheard of for mobile devices. So far they have done very well supporting it. In fact, maybe a bit too well. Weekly updates can be annoying.

    I haven't heard a similar pledge for the new ones but I think it's pretty safe to say support will be much better than Samsung. The only reason to go with the Tab IMO would be:

    1. You need the freehand writing or drawing ability of the stylus
    2. You want to have the latest and greatest apps.

    The second reason is a big one for a lot of people. If you want the latest popular games and timekillers, RT isn't a good choice. If you need a specific app, you may not find a suitable alternative on RT. But if you need a tool with good build quality and support, the RT is a solid value.
    I thought it was the Note that has the stylus ability and not the Tab?
    10-03-2013 08:30 AM
  15. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    I thought it was the Note that has the stylus ability and not the Tab?
    That is correct.
    10-03-2013 08:33 AM
  16. prlundberg's Avatar
    I thought it was the Note that has the stylus ability and not the Tab?
    Right. Sorry, not sure what I was thinking, I'll edit that.
    10-03-2013 09:15 AM
  17. martan1981#WN's Avatar
    I would buy dell venue 8 pro.

    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    10-03-2013 09:23 AM
  18. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    That is correct.
    Right. Sorry, not sure what I was thinking, I'll edit that.
    Alright, thought I might have been mistaken.
    10-03-2013 09:30 AM
  19. techiez's Avatar
    Well I have saved up some $$ and I have enough to buy a Surface RT or a decent Android tablet (good condition refurbished) so I am not paying full for the product. I have a windows phone a windows 8 laptop shall i get the surface RT or a Samsung Galaxy Tab or something along the lines. BTW the offer I have for the surface RT is like brand new for 300$(CAD) 32GB storage WITH touch cover. Should I spend 300 on that or an Android tablet please give me some suggestions! :)
    how abt a nexus7 specially the 2012 version, which u can get for really cheap and its still a good device, i own a lumia so got one nexus so that all my needs are covered under both ecosystems, I wont miss any apps on my lumia then as I'll hv nexus as my backup.
    10-03-2013 01:23 PM
  20. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    I Think he wants a larger tablet. Anyways, that won't come out probably until December.
    10-03-2013 01:30 PM
  21. HarisA1's Avatar
    Yeah I wanted a 10 inch tablet and my dad already has a 10.1 galaxy tab so there's no use lol.. I just love the way the RT is built and the touch cover makes it so much better.. At the end of the day most apps are just fads the only ones that are truly important are twitter fb instagram (to me) and a few sports apps, etc. And im getting it at a killler price too + the MSFT support the surface is getting just makes it another reason to buy the RT
    10-03-2013 03:48 PM
  22. alphacc82's Avatar
    Get the Asus t100 that is coming out in 2+ weeks. It will be a 10" with the new bay trail. With a retail price of $350 its an awesome deal. You get the tablet, the keyboard plus its x86(run nornmal windows apps). I have an RT and can tell you that it is disappointing.
    10-03-2013 08:24 PM
  23. HarisA1's Avatar
    If I dont get a surface im not gonna get any windows tablets, the surface is the only windows tablet I'd use.. If not im gonna get an android... Getting extremely mixed reviews about the surface lol..confused
    10-03-2013 08:48 PM
  24. Florin Nitulescu1's Avatar
    My hand would be on the Surface.
    Far better support, future updates, Windows 8.1 (which is a blast!), top build quality, keyboard cover, kick-stand, Office, full-size USB port, Xbox games (they're coming on a daily basis) etc etc etc
    Gataxy Tab...none of the above, only more apps which you probably won't ever use.

    So...if you have the money, it's kind of easy to pick.
    Hope this helps, have a great one!
    10-03-2013 09:38 PM
  25. mcivor88's Avatar
    Get a nexus. Easy choice
    10-03-2013 09:45 PM
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