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  1. Ezhik's Avatar
    Consider the x86 ASUS T100 if you want gaming - it can handle real games like Bioshock and Dirt 3 quite well, there are videos on YouTube. It's 350$ with a keyboard, though sadly is not as pretty as the Surface.
    11-24-2013 06:49 AM
  2. jaimeastin's Avatar
    You heard kinda wrong. RT doesn't get slower after months, it doesn't change speed at all! (except software updates tend to make it quicker and quicker with each one)
    Not a hit at android, but my surface rt or 2 have never slowed down after time or an update... Now my brand new nexus 7, with only a few basic apps like Skype, SkyDrive, etc, is now slow... All I installed lately was the new kitkat update. I was blown away. I was like I guess you really do have to restart android every few months... Maybe days, lol.

    My surfaces have been super solid. My surface 2 which I bought Launch day sat in the box for over 3 weeks. I continued to use my rt. After the 8.1 update, the rt was faster and more efficient. I was like, should I return my 2? What is the benefit??

    Well, my 2 proved to be worthy. It is faster, better battery life, way better standby life, screen, etc. I even took my receipt back to the Microsoft store to get in on the promotion for the type/touch cover combo.

    I sold my rt to a friend she loves it. She is a college student and is very happy with it.

    It is really what you want to do. I know this, the 2 is future proof. I don't think the rt will be unbearable like an apple update on an old phone, but it will show its age in a year or more... Unless one continues to use it now the way they will then.
    Wendy Haylett likes this.
    11-25-2013 06:38 AM
  3. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Not a hit at android, but my surface rt or 2 have never slowed down after time or an update... Now my brand new nexus 7, with only a few basic apps like Skype, SkyDrive, etc, is now slow... All I installed lately was the new kitkat update. I was blown away. I was like I guess you really do have to restart android every few months... Maybe days, lol.

    My surfaces have been super solid. My surface 2 which I bought Launch day sat in the box for over 3 weeks. I continued to use my rt. After the 8.1 update, the rt was faster and more efficient. I was like, should I return my 2? What is the benefit??

    Well, my 2 proved to be worthy. It is faster, better battery life, way better standby life, screen, etc. I even took my receipt back to the Microsoft store to get in on the promotion for the type/touch cover combo.

    I sold my rt to a friend she loves it. She is a college student and is very happy with it.

    It is really what you want to do. I know this, the 2 is future proof. I don't think the rt will be unbearable like an apple update on an old phone, but it will show its age in a year or more... Unless one continues to use it now the way they will then.
    I've also noticed that standby time is impressive with the Surface 2. It's far and away better than standby time on the original Surface.
    11-26-2013 10:49 AM
  4. etphoto's Avatar
    Kind of an older thread, but I finally decided on the RT. I just can't see getting my 76 yr old mom the "latest / greatest" device. The email from Microsoft advertising their Black Friday sale finally got me to pull the trigger.
    11-29-2013 09:09 AM
  5. elangab's Avatar
    I think you should get the first gen as a new device. The second one is much better but if you're not sure about the RT os, it's smarter to test drive it on a cheaper device.
    If you'll like it, you'll be good to get Surface 3 when it's out, which should bring to the table much more than just "faster". The surface 2 is just a stronger version of surface one, excluding the new kick stand. If you'll end up not using the thing, well... it's better to have a 199$ dust collector than a 499$ one...


    For me, it's always getting the third version. The first one is beta, the second one is what the first one should have been and third one is usually the one that steps things up. Having said that, I'm using a 199$ refurbished first gen to test things out. It's a fun device.
    dgr_874 likes this.
    11-29-2013 09:29 AM
  6. Daniel Gandolfo's Avatar
    I am very happy with my Surface RT. It does everything I need it to do. There is not too much lag using IE 11. I am waiting for the SURFACE 3 now and won't get a Surface 2.
    WillysJeepMan likes this.
    11-29-2013 09:32 AM
  7. ctitanic's Avatar
    I have both an RT and a 2, and the 2 is everything I hoped the RT would have been. The $100 difference is absolutely worth it, not only for the speed increases (which definitely detract from the original in a meaningful way), but also for future proofing (miracast support, etc).

    I loved my RT, but it was really a beta test for the real thing, which has arrived in the form of the Surface 2
    Totally agree. Surface 2 is 3 times faster.
    11-30-2013 07:38 PM
  8. ttxzee's Avatar
    have a look at my VERY in-depth comparison video here:
    HeyCori and Wendy Haylett like this.
    12-02-2013 03:01 AM
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