Surface With Windows RT: A Winner Despite Apps - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Mobile // Mobile Devices
News
10/29/2012
12:35 PM
Todd Ogasawara
Todd Ogasawara
Slideshows
Connect Directly
Twitter
Google+
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Data Tells: Dissecting Every Day Data
May 31, 2017
Join us as the author of the book "Everydata: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Con ...Read More>>

Surface With Windows RT: A Winner Despite Apps

Microsoft's Surface tablet with Windows RT is the first worthwhile post-PC device in our post-PC world. What it lacks in apps is compensated for by a near-desktop-class browser.
Previous
2 of 14
Next


Above we show a Surface RT (left) next to an iPad 2. Due to its 16:9 aspect ratio, the Surface RT is narrower but taller than an iPad. It is slightly heavier at 1.5 pounds than either the iPad 2 (1.33 pounds) or the new fourth-generation Wi-Fi-only iPad (1.44 pounds). Also, the Surface RT's screen resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels is much lower than that of an iPad with a Retina display (2048 x 1536 pixels). But the Surface RT screen is still crisp with good contrast and is comfortable to look at.

Due to its dimensions, and the locations of the Windows Home touch sensor and front-facing camera, the Surface RT clearly is designed to be used mostly in landscape mode. So in this review we describe the features of the tablet in relation to landscape mode, with the front-facing camera at the top and the Home sensor at the bottom.

Previous
2 of 14
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of Data and Analytics
Today's companies are differentiating themselves using data analytics, but the journey requires adjustments to people, processes, technology, and culture. 
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of November 6, 2016. We'll be talking with the InformationWeek.com editors and correspondents who brought you the top stories of the week to get the "story behind the story."
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll