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The Surface with Windows RT is Microsoft's long awaited tablet running on the all-new Windows RT operating system designed specifically for tablet use. It purports to be the perfect solution for those looking to work and play on their tablet. We put it to the test in our labs to find out if it lives up to the claims.
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Microsoft Surface RT (32GB)

  • Launch date: Oct 2012
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Claimed storage size (GB) 32.0
Test Programme Version 2012
Screen size (inches) 10.6
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