Does the Microsoft Surface RT’s price cut make it a good purchase?

stylor

Microsoft just announced a $150 cut for the Surface RT, but it runs RT instead of Windows 8. The new price point puts it in the realm of something I will actually consider, although I have been waiting for the next generation Nexus 7. If it ran Windows 8, I think I would go ahead and purchase it, but I’m not so sure about RT. Anyone with RT experience? Is it “good enough”?

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wstark
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I suspect RT is a Windows OS branch that will soon disappear. Hardware wise, it’s a pretty decent tablet for the money, but I still would not choose an RT tablet. Windows 8, fine. RT, nope. Software isn’t fully compatible, and I’m not a fan of gimped OSes. For the money, I would get a Nexus 10 (the 16GB version is only $50 more than the base Surface RT w/out keyboard), Galaxy Tab 3 or, even though I personally prefer Android, an iPad 2. 

jimlynch
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No, not at all. It's a desperation move on Microsoft's part. RT will probably be discontinued at some point in the near future. Why buy a device that's most likely destined for oblivion? Android or iOS are much better bets.

datacabling
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If you plan on upgrading to the latest and greatest in a few years then yes!

 

I lusted after the windows tablet for months before it was launched and loved what i saw. Sure its not full windows but it does give you access to word and other productivity tools you use day to day. Plus its light, fast and has a great optional keyboard.

 

 

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