Mobile // Mobile Devices
News
10/29/2012
12:35 PM
Todd Ogasawara
Todd Ogasawara
Slideshows
Connect Directly
Google+
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

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
3 of 14
Next


On the right end of the tablet is one of its most important hardware features: a standard USB 2.0 port (above left). This lets you connect a mouse, a keyboard, a card reader, a thumb drive, and any other USB device you might already have lying around, without configuring anything or needing an adapter. Microsoft has set up a Windows RT Compatibility site where you can see and comment on devices' compatibility. I was able to use a mouse, copy files from my digital camera's SD card, and copy files to a USB drive with no problems. That smaller port to the right of the USB port? That's a micro-HDMI port for streaming high-def video to your flat-screen TVs and other HMDI-compatible devices. Not shown is one of the tablet's two speakers.

Previous
3 of 14
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Among 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest September 24, 2014
Start improving branch office support by tapping public and private cloud resources to boost performance, increase worker productivity, and cut costs.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
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.