1. sashlon's Avatar
    So I used to own a Surface RT (and loved it), which I sold to gather funds to get a Surface Pro (which I also love). Now Im looking for a second screen to compliment my Surface Pro. I have a couple of long commutes, and I really dont like taking my Pro with me (I constantly worry about the $1000 piece of hardware in my bag), so Im looking for a second tablet.
    I cant really quite afford a Surface2, butI can get a Surface RT64gb + Touch Cover for pretty cheap,and Im just wondering if its still running ok.
    Please help me RT owners.How isitrunningwith8.1?
    11-05-2013 12:01 AM
  2. omgitsnick's Avatar
    Still performs well, it's not an ancient device :/
    11-05-2013 12:25 AM
  3. sashlon's Avatar
    Still performs well, it's not an ancient device :/
    But that's not a given. The 1st Nexus 7 is about the same age and it's awful today.
    11-05-2013 12:39 AM
  4. P40L0's Avatar
    But that's not a given. The 1st Nexus 7 is about the same age and it's awful today.
    That's just because Android sucks ;)
    11-05-2013 04:12 AM
  5. travis_valkyrie's Avatar
    But that's not a given. The 1st Nexus 7 is about the same age and it's awful today.
    You can't really compare apples to oranges. The N7 may have the same processor, but it will definitely show signs of struggle since it has 1GB of RAM and it's running Android, and we all know how 'it's so hungry, it could eat a horse'-power.

    The Surface RT with 8.1 performance can be compared to those netbooks with Intel Atom processors like the HP Envy x2.

    Here's a demo: It may not be the Surface RT but it has the same specs.
    sashlon and rav16 like this.
    11-05-2013 05:37 AM
  6. DBDev's Avatar
    I still use my Surface RT every day, and it works great! I'm not planning to upgrade.
    aximtreo and sashlon like this.
    11-05-2013 11:22 AM
  7. sashlon's Avatar
    Reassuring to see.

    I always missed my RT after I sold it.

    Hopefully I can grab one in the next couple of days.
    11-05-2013 01:58 PM
  8. badcat's Avatar
    Mines running great now. I had a few issues that were sorted by a refresh.
    sashlon likes this.
    11-05-2013 06:03 PM
  9. azcruz's Avatar
    I had my mind set on getting the Surface 2, but every time I use my Surface RT, I ask myself why? My Surface RT still does what I need to accomplish at the speed I am happy with. It can play Halo: SA very well and continues to impress my friends who have seen it and see the features. At the price they are available today, it is offers very good appeal.
    migueli2, rmeigs and sashlon like this.
    11-05-2013 07:45 PM
  10. Aldorfin's Avatar
    Totally happy with mine, explorer could be faster at loading pages but other than that is smooth as a peach.
    11-06-2013 03:22 AM
  11. inteller's Avatar
    i'd just like to see Microsoft enable 5th core for all their tegra devices....don't need more performance but want the extra battery life.
    11-06-2013 08:45 AM
  12. rchillin's Avatar
    You know you could wait until the Surface Mini comes out next year or look at the Dell Venue Pro. I've heard good reviews about that device as well and its full blown Windows.
    11-06-2013 08:54 AM
  13. jonathanrn's Avatar
    I went and played with the Surface 2 at the MS store the other day and I was actually underwhelmed by the performance improvements. My Surface RT works fine, but surfing the web is a bit painful (especially going back... Its agonizingly slow at reloading those pages). I was not seeing that much improvement in speed for those circumstances on the Surface 2.
    11-06-2013 08:59 AM
  14. omgitsnick's Avatar
    While I like the 2 stage kickstand and 1080 display, it's not actually necessary to upgrade from Surface RT. It still gets things done, and it has that same functionality, but performance will be faster. Still, upgrading would only be a want and not a need.
    11-06-2013 05:32 PM
  15. sashlon's Avatar
    Just picked up the RT yesterday. I was pretty pleasantly surprised at how easy and smooth the update process to 8.1 was.


    Really happy :)
    11-07-2013 04:40 PM
  16. badcat's Avatar
    Just picked up the RT yesterday. I was pretty pleasantly surprised at how easy and smooth the update process to 8.1 was.


    Really happy :)
    Good to hear. I hope you continue to enjoy it.
    11-07-2013 06:41 PM

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