1. ajst222's Avatar
    I know it is technically a tablet but it feels more like a computer. Should I turn it off like a computer on or should I leave it always on like tablets? This is a compliment to Microsoft for creating so good of a tablet that it doesn't feel like a tablet. I've only had it for two full days and I absolutely love it so far.
    09-09-2013 04:54 PM
  2. coip's Avatar
    I turn it off every third day.

    It's a fantastic tablet. Much better than iPad and much much better than any Android.
    09-09-2013 05:14 PM
  3. ajst222's Avatar
    I turn it off every third day.

    It's a fantastic tablet. Much better than iPad and much much better than any Android.
    I agree. You truly feel limited on other tablets.
    09-09-2013 05:18 PM
  4. Pete's Avatar
    I only turn mine off when apps start freezing or when there's updates.

    Or I forget to plug it in and it runs out of juice.

    Basically, I treat it as the tablet it is.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-10-2013 09:06 AM
  5. berty6294's Avatar
    I only turn mine off when 8.1 crashes...
    09-10-2013 10:15 AM
  6. martinmc78's Avatar
    I only turn mine off when apps start freezing or when there's updates.

    Or I forget to plug it in and it runs out of juice.

    Basically, I treat it as the tablet it is.
    Same here
    09-10-2013 10:26 AM
  7. DBDev's Avatar
    For more opinions on turning it off, see this thread: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...rt-device.html
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-10-2013 11:46 AM
  8. Daniel Gandolfo's Avatar
    I have not turned mine off in 3 weeks. it's still going strong!
    09-11-2013 06:54 AM
  9. rkarolak's Avatar
    I only shutdown or restart my RT when it comes to updates for the most part. 8 is supposed to be optimized for tablet use, and I haven't had any issues going long periods without a complete reboot.
    05-22-2014 03:32 PM
  10. onlysublime's Avatar
    I never turn my Surface RT off. One of the huge advantages the Surface RT has over my Surface Pro 2 is connected standby. You plop open the keyboard and the whole system turns on quickly. On the SP2, you open it and it's still "off". And you press the power button, it takes a few seconds to get into Windows.
    05-30-2014 12:59 AM
  11. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    I never turn it off unless or even restart it unless an update requires it.
    05-30-2014 09:52 AM

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