1. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    Not sure if anyone posts in the RT forums anymore haha, but I wanted to get some opinions. My mom's Lenovo Laptop from 2011 has seen better days...chipped all over, cracked, missing keys, and screen hinge hanging on by a thread. She's mentioned she wants a tablet, but I'm very hesitant to get her one because she's in her 60's relatively low tech. She knows the basics around windows and the laptop currently has 10 on it (I upgraded it a while back). I was thinking about getting a cheap used RT tablet off ebay for under $100 and giving it to her to see if she can even use that without calling me every day asking how to do things lol. If that works, she's willing to spend $500-600 for a new device, maybe I could point her towards a new Surface for something. All she uses her PC for is youtube, facebook, basic web browsing, and email. So my main question: is RT so dead that it would be a bad idea to get her one just to try out a tablet? Is there a facebook app and Netflix app still on RT? Does the browser play youtube videos without problems? Thanks
    12-08-2016 09:52 AM
  2. mtbmike24's Avatar
    Not sure if anyone posts in the RT forums anymore haha, but I wanted to get some opinions. My mom's Lenovo Laptop from 2011 has seen better days...chipped all over, cracked, missing keys, and screen hinge hanging on by a thread. She's mentioned she wants a tablet, but I'm very hesitant to get her one because she's in her 60's relatively low tech. She knows the basics around windows and the laptop currently has 10 on it (I upgraded it a while back). I was thinking about getting a cheap used RT tablet off ebay for under $100 and giving it to her to see if she can even use that without calling me every day asking how to do things lol. If that works, she's willing to spend $500-600 for a new device, maybe I could point her towards a new Surface for something. All she uses her PC for is youtube, facebook, basic web browsing, and email. So my main question: is RT so dead that it would be a bad idea to get her one just to try out a tablet? Is there a facebook app and Netflix app still on RT? Does the browser play youtube videos without problems? Thanks
    Browser works great. My wife has a 1 gen RT tablet and it works great battery last forever. The best thing about it is office is preinstalled and works great. The tablet supports flash and despite what everyone says flash is dead but I run into alot of sites that still use it. If you run into a web page not working good just open in desktop mode.

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    12-08-2016 10:27 AM
  3. WillysJeepMan's Avatar
    Yes, the non-Pro Surface devices are still good. If you can get a good deal on a Surface 2, then I'd recommend that... higher res screen and significantly faster processor are worth it.
    12-09-2016 06:03 PM

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