There has been a lot of speculation about the Microsoft Surface and its unknown specs. And what was known hadn’t seemed so impressive. That is, until the experts got a hold of it; and suddenly everyone realizes that the Surface is worthy of some acclaim of its own.
Say you’re always on the move and you need to work while being on the move. Maybe you need to constantly stay connected to your business. You could even be running a virtual office,which makes it even more important to communicate not just by voice but also through documentation. A laptop may be too much to carry, but a tablet could be just right. When it comes to an excellent tablet that can perform the functions of a laptop with greater mobility, what do you look to?
The RT version of the Microsoft Surface recently got into the hands of tech reviewers and analysts; and, from various accounts, it is genuinely a powerful piece of equipment – comparable to a laptop. This is no mere tablet: it seems to have risen to the astronomical expectations being placed upon it by competitors in HP and Dell. Its real competition, the Apple iPad, is still selling at breakneck pace, but there is one the Surface has that at least hoists it over lesser competitors: in itself, it is a PC, and not just a tablet.
As a widescreen tablet, it may seem a little difficult to wield with one hand. But in terms of its operating system, the limited Windows RT is clearly designed with mobility in mind. It has the same dramatic change of flow that the standard Windows 8 has in terms of an operating system that everyone is so used to. It remains very functional and productive for use in the most traditional sense, able to give you the same functions and feel of using a standard ultrabook.
But, like all pieces of technology, the Surface is not perfect. It does have its downsides. The Surface’s onscreen keyboard is difficult to use, unlike the smooth reliability that you can expect with an Apple iPad. This downside is easily rectified, however, with the touch keyboard cover that the Microsoft Surface is often bundled with. Of course, some users will still balk at the idea of having to shell out another additional hundred dollars for the keyboard. But it will be worth knowing that the touch keyboard has more than proven itself as highly reliable. The feel of using the keyboard allows users to experience the Surface in the same way one might experience an ultra thinUltrabook.
Another downside is the fact that some of the apps are limited in features. Pages load slowly and you’re rather trapped into using the much derided Internet Explorer. However, this does not truly cripple the Surface—it still operates as a highly reliable mobile desktop and will allow you to use the same functions you’re used to in a standard laptop, just lighter, and infinitely more mobile.