A week with the Surface RT

2012-Nov-12 | Tags: opinionreviewsurface-rtusage

Windows on ARMI've just started at a new company, and it's been a busy few weeks. Yet I've already had a lot of experiences on my new Surface RT. I'd read my share of Surface RT reviews before mine arrived – and the world doesn't need another Surface RT review, so I'll take you on a quick run-through of my thoughts to date.

The Good - The Surface RT is differentiated by its OS, and frankly the Windows RT is well designed for a touch-first experience. It's fun and fluid to use and it impresses everyone that plays with it. It's so easy to navigate that even young children can find their way around, getting to the games they want to play.

Microsoft Surface RT

On the topic of games, Xbox integration is a key part of Microsoft's mobile offerings. Xbox titles, much like on Windows Phone, are the higher quality gaming titles on the platform, and allow you to unlock achievements and build up Gamerscore. This keeps me playing games for a lot longer than I normally would, as I chase after every last achievement. The Xbox integration here is also good, and SmartGlass has a promising future. Again, it's a great feature to show off to friends, and is very useful at home. If Microsoft can get enough developers to build really compelling content for SmartGlass, it will really push Xbox above the competition.

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