The Microsoft Surface offers you more usability and convenience than any other tablet on the market. This modern tablet has its own kickstand on the back of the unit for the device to sit up and become hands-free. The Surface is also equipped with the Windows RT operating system, which allows you to use multiple applications at the same time. You can also purchase a cover for your Surface that doubles as a keyboard, making it our TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award Winner.
The Microsoft Surface operating system is Windows RT. However, Microsoft has stated it will also offer a Surface with Windows 8 Pro installed in the near future. Windows RT comes with Office Home preinstalled, which contains Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Windows Mail and more to keep you productive. This operating system allows you to have more than one application on your screen at the same time. This multitasking ability is relatively new to tablets and will increase your productivity.
While you can purchase apps from the Windows Store, you won't be able to download apps from any third party. The upside of downloading exclusively from the Windows Store is that your Surface is protected from harmful viruses that third party apps may contain. Apps from the Windows Store are all in the same compatible format as well. This means they will appear on your Surface as tiles instead of icons, and apps have the ability to integrate with one another.
The Microsoft Surface housing is made out of VaporMg, which is lighter than aluminum yet still provides excellent durability. It is equipped with a Quad Core Tegra 3 processor and 2GB of RAM, which allows your apps to run quickly. You have the option of choosing either 32GB or 64GB of storage when you purchase the Surface. However, if you are looking for additional storage options, this tablet also has a microSD card slot as well as a USB port, so you can plug in another drive.
The 10.6-inch, high-definition screen of this tablet comes with an anti-fingerprint coating that will help you to keep your Surface looking clean. In constructing the screen of this computing device, Microsoft uses an optical bonding technique that will keep light refraction to a minimum. This allows you to see the best possible picture on your screen, and it will also help to reduce glare if you happen to be using your Surface in sunlight.
Because the Surface is equipped with its own kickstand, you have the ability to set your tablet up for viewing your screen without holding it the whole time. This option makes it easy to view movies or video chat with friends. Microsoft also offers a Touch Cover and a Type Cover that you can purchase separately from your tablet. Both of these will protect the screen of your tablet, and they also offer variations of keyboard typing.
The Touch Cover is a pressure sensitive keyboard with specific Windows buttons. It has a built in trackpad that will allow you to navigate your Surface quickly and easily. However, because it is smooth, you may have a difficult time navigating accurately. The Touch Cover is available in black, white, red, magenta and cyan green.
The Type Cover acts as a QWERTY keyboard and contains a row of function keys, Windows shortcut keys and directional keys. They keys are pronounced, making it easier to type quickly and accurately. This cover also contains a trackpad for moving your cursor. Keep in mind, while the Type Cover may make it easier to accurately type information, it is not spill resistant and it only comes in one color, which is black.
The Microsoft Surface is definitely a modern device. One of the most useful features of this Windows tablet is the built in kickstand. By using the kickstand, you can chat or view media without using your hands. The anti-fingerprint coating on the touchscreen of the Surface will help to keep your 10.6-inch screen clean and clear. Additionally, you have the option of purchasing covers for your Surface that not only act as protection for your device, but they will double as keyboards for convenient navigation and typing.
The Microsoft Surface comes with a built-in kickstand and allows you to use multiple applications at the same time.
You cannot download third party apps using Windows RT.
This innovative tablet lets you multitask, and the available keyboard covers make it easy to use the Surface for more than games and videos.