This tablet has the same flaw as Windows Phone, it is restricted to the dead Windows Store. I'm using a Chuwi myself, which is split (mobile/desktop) OS and allows executables to be installed, and it ROCKS!! And at a fraction of the price of the real deal, and it must be said, the top range latest Surface tablets are the real deal, but too costly for me.
It is the worst tablet. The touch image has a great instability, very frustrating, different from other tablets, software available is only that offered (eg. there is no mozilla, chrome search engine), many automatic updates not asked for. A microsoft account is required to use the tablet (if one loses the password the tablet is unusable and it is difficult to transfer the tablet), the tablet is heavy, sometimes it functions slowly, doesn't respond, sometimes brightness fluctuates.
Dave, 07 May 2014My RT is the best combination of hardware and software that I have owned. I did computer suppo... moreDave, you have been lucky then. Mine is still a nice machine as a substitute for my e-reader but not a lot else. It is limited to the Win. Store, so no Firefox or Chrome. IE loads quickly. Last week a Windows update wiped out all my Mail. I was able to recover it eventually but it left me wishing storms and pestilence on MS.
I also don't like being restricted to one program at a time. I am a multi-tasker and the RT frustrates me. Pages in One Note disappear. I won't keep important files on this because they too may be gone on a MS whim.
loved it until recently. Built in keyboard is a pain. Too little memory. Windows updates create havoc (applies to most Windows products). Hard to reawaken from sleep. Convenient but heavy for a small machine. I am keeping my options open for a new small laptop, as lately this isn't meeting my needs.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2016Yes it will get Windows 10it will not receive windows 10 update
hope you all think before buying this surface RT. prefer go to surface pro you can download any software.
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2016hi im planning to buy this tab. will it receive an update for windows 10 this 2016? thanksYes it will get Windows 10
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2016hi im planning to buy this tab. will it receive an update for windows 10 this 2016? thanksNO
hi im planning to buy this tab. will it receive an update for windows 10 this 2016? thanks
SPRITEKAY, 04 Sep 2015can somebody just say something regarding wat i asked plsIll say something....... you ready??
Aries, 09 Sep 2015ok long story short the RT will NOT run the built in application interface without jail breaki... moreAdditional:
ok after a quick month of running my own RT on various models of 3g & 4g pocket Wi-Fi solutions I can safely say that the usb WILL run almost any pocket hotspot (O2) or MI-FI(Three) mobile Wi-Fi solutions and give reasonable performance averaging out for me at roughly 15-20mbps download speed at 3g and a staggering 40-60mbps on 4g on the go.
SPRITEKAY, 04 Sep 2015pls i'm refering to the surface rt 32gb. it just wont run the airtel 3g modem. it tells me it ... moreok long story short the RT will NOT run the built in application interface without jail breaking. the dongle requires a small install of an .exe file which is sadly not RT compatible due to factory installed limitations on the software despite the hardware being more than capable. it CAN however tether to a mobile and use your phones data plan or a mobile wifi hotspot
pls i'm refering to the surface rt 32gb. it just wont run the airtel 3g modem. it tells me it cannot run on the windows. i'm kind of frustrated. pls help out. pls