1. Guytronic's Avatar
    Well my birthday is ten days away and the wife insists on buying me a tech gift...i.e new notebook-phone-camera etc...
    Made the decision to get a tablet which of course would be the original Surface 64 since I've wanted a Surface for a year.
    I'm not the intense user that would make massive demands.

    Hoping I won't be disappointed after reading a number of reviews that seem to tread on the early Surface tab.
    Tabletwise I would be coming from a now defunct Asus TF700T that left me frowning quite a bit.

    I'm thinking the lower resolution and Tegra 3 in the original Surface won't impact my personal needs.
    Would the above be a true statement for the: web surfer, news reader, music player, video streamer, simple games player?
    Just hoping for a nice reliable windows tablet that will travel well and not cause a lot of frowning.
    12-19-2013 11:57 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I hope you like your new Surface RT.
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    12-20-2013 12:39 AM
  3. Brad and Ellen's Avatar
    Yes, it would suit you just fine. My wife does exactly what you are describing besides being a facebook junkie and she has no issues with her Surface RT. For my needs, I went with the Pro, however, since we bought a Surface 2, my Pro has become a paperweight and I'll be selling it shortly. So, both my wife and I are RT users and we have not found anything that we cannot do with our devices. If I was a heavy gamer or needed an x86 only program like AutoCad for my daily use, I would recommend the Pro. If you do not need something like that, get a Surface RT or Surface2, whichever your budget will allow, you will not be disappointed by either. There's a great set of videos on YouTube called 'Why I Love my SurfaceRT' by Sean Ong, check them out, they are well worth the watch.

    Good luck in your decision!


    Sent from our Surface RT
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    12-20-2013 06:45 AM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    I hope you like your new Surface RT.


    Yes, ...<snip>... There's a great set of videos on YouTube called 'Why I Love my SurfaceRT' by Sean Ong, check them out, they are well worth the watch.

    Good luck in your decision!


    Sent from our Surface RT
    I looked at Sean Ong's vids and checked Lisa Gades review also.
    Happy to see positives about the older Surface.

    I was thinking about getting extended coverage from MS also.
    I usually don't, lately I've had some poor luck with expensive electronic items.

    The wife ordered directly from MS so I should be clutching it soon.
    Grinning already!!

    Again thanks for the reply's!
    12-20-2013 01:07 PM
  5. Brad and Ellen's Avatar
    No problem, we went with MS Complete as well.....of course we have a 3yr old and a 1yr old.....have to pb&j proof the open ports :)

    Good luck and have fun!


    Sent from our Surface RT
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    12-21-2013 12:00 AM
  6. calfee20's Avatar
    I got a Black Friday Surface RT and it is just fantastic. I am not a great typist so I find the touch cover just fine. I have surprised myself with how much I am using office. The neat things are remote desktop and file sharing with my PC. I can access any file as long as I have wifi. Photos movies and books from PC to RT and you are not using any memory. I installed a 32 gig micro sd card and have not used it.

    I have decided to build a NAS so I can properly store, backup and share all of my files. I have all the parts laying around except for a couple of big HDDs. The Surface RT really got a bad rap from all the MS haters out there because it really is the most versatile tablet out there except for a straight Win 8 tablet.
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    12-21-2013 02:36 PM
  7. Guytronic's Avatar
    My understanding is the Surface is cased with magnesium.
    I guess that's what is meant by VaporMg?

    Very anxious to feel the weight and style of the surface.
    12-21-2013 07:51 PM
  8. Michael Alan Goff's Avatar
    My understanding is the Surface is cased with magnesium.
    I guess that's what is meant by VaporMg?

    Very anxious to feel the weight and style of the surface.
    According to Microsoft the casing is created by molding metal and depositing particles that creates a finish similar to a luxury watch. Using magnesium, parts can be molded as thin as .65mm. Much thinner than your typical credit card but lighter and stronger. The end result is a 10.6" tablet that weighs in at 32 ounces.
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    12-22-2013 10:43 AM
  9. calfee20's Avatar
    According to Microsoft the casing is created by molding metal and depositing particles that creates a finish similar to a luxury watch. Using magnesium, parts can be molded as thin as .65mm. Much thinner than your typical credit card but lighter and stronger. The end result is a 10.6" tablet that weighs in at 32 ounces.
    The Surface Pro is 32 oz. The Surface RT is a touch over 1.5 pounds or 24 oz
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    12-23-2013 01:37 PM

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