Tech deal of the week: save £120 on the MS Surface RT tabletSave 30% on the Microsoft Surface RT tablet

26 September 2013


In the market for a new tablet? Microsoft has just cut the price of its Surface RT (32GB) tablet on its Microsoft Store to £279. This knocks £120 off the cost, compared to the previous standard retail price of £399.

The Microsoft Surface RT is a top-of-the-range tablet designed for work and play in equal measure. It comes with Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps pre-installed as standard and features USB connectivity, 22GB of usable storage space, and runs on the Windows 8 RT touchscreen-friendly operating system.

Microsoft also offers the tablet with an optional 'Touch Cover' keyboard for an extra £40, while postage is free. However, it's worth bearing in mind that the price-cut follows the announcement of the imminent Microsoft Surface 2. We expect the updated model to be an improvement on its predecessor, but that doesn't stop this original Surface RT being something of a bargain.

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All-in-all the Surface RT is an good performing tablet, but how does it measure-up against the likes of the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1? And does it offer all of the functionality of a traditional Windows 8 laptop?

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Tech deal of the week

Spotted this Microsoft Surface RT (32GB) tablet for less elsewhere? Let us know - email with the details. All prices and availability correct at Thursday 26 September 2013.

Visit the Microsoft Store website to buy it.

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