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The dish on Mi­crosoft’s RT Sur­face.

WE TEST OUT THE LAT­EST TABLET HY­BRID IN TOWN! HERE’S OUR VER­DICT.

THE GOOD STUFF Like most de­vices in the mar­ket th­ese days, the Mi­crosoft Sur­face RT runs on Win­dows 8 and comes pre-in­stalled with Mi­crosoft Of­fice, which is a has­sle-saver. The bat­tery life is said to last up to eight hours but in re­al­ity it lasts a lot longer than that when we tried it out! With heavy video stream­ing, In­ter­net us­age, and other ap­pli­ca­tions run­ning, the RT was able to last be­tween 12 to 15 hours, which is very im­pres­sive and a def­i­nite plus point for those who are look­ing at not just mo­bil­ity but dura­bil­ity too. An­other cool as­pect? Its de­tach­able touch cover key­board. The Touch Cover is uber-light, uber-thin, and wa­ter-re­sis­tant, and comes in vi­brant shades such as cyan and ma­genta. Switch­ing be­tween apps is a breeze; all you need to do is just swipe the screen to the left or right. And to close it, just pull it down­wards. Easy! THE SET­BACKS De­spite con­sist­ing of Va­porMG, which is sup­posed to be lighter than alu­minium, the RT is def­i­nitely heav­ier than most tablet hy­brids in the mar­ket. Also, if you’re not sit­ting at the right an­gle or are taller than most peo­ple, us­ing the RT with its kick­stand in place makes view­ing rather dif­fi­cult.

RM1009 FOR 32G, AND RM1399

FOR 64G.

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