In the following Microsoft surface review we will explore how the Microsoft surface stacks up against the competition. Apple and the iPad 4, as well as the Google Nexus 10 fall within the competition range of this Windows RT tablet. But does the Microsoft surface tablet stack up against these established brands?
Many people are a bit confused when they hear about the Windows surface tablet running Windows RT. Windows RT is a completely new and different operating system which is a bit different than Windows 8. This version of Windows will come preinstalled on many devices and will not be available to purchase. The licensing fees for Windows RT are impossible to get because it simply comes installed on mobile devices and surface tablets. The interface is roughly the same, but the way that the operating system is designed is to run on it ARM powered devices rather than x86 devices. By streamlining the operating system to run on a different power source as well as installing some applications which will not come standard on Windows 8, the Windows RT platform simply works better on the surface tablet and makes it function much better than if it were to run Windows 8. Many Microsoft surface reviews say that the tablet is extremely easy to use and very fast and this would not be possible without the Windows RT operating system.
One of the main problems with the Windows RT operating system is that it will not run old PC programs. This means that any computer program that you have grown accustomed to using on your PC, probably will not work using Windows RT unless there is an update for that program. This is unfortunate if you were interested in using your tablet with any older applications such as playing videos using an older version of VLC media player.
The window surface tablet comes with a 10.6 inch widescreen display which is very easy to see and displays video and media very well. It may not look as nice as the Apple retina display, but it is excellent by tablet standards.
The keyboard is also a nice touch, and not something that comes with every new tablet bits out on the market. The easy snap in place function, and full keyboard help you to use the Microsoft surface tablet just the same as you would a regular PC. One of the biggest drawbacks to this keyboard however, is that it costs a bit extra if you only buy the smallest and cheapest version of the tablet. For the top version of the tablet the keyboard comes standard.
For people who have grown extremely accustomed to using tablets, the window surface tablet is the exact same thickness as an iPad 4 and feels very much the same. The body encasing are very durable looking and also make the device look extremely attractive. The kickstand does help when placing it down on a table or when watching a movie and would be a nice feature on some other tablets.
Overall what we found in this microsoft surface review is that it can stand up against the competition and deliver an excellent quality Windows experience on a tablet.