Microsoft Surface RT Hands-on: At Boston Store

Windows 8 is finally out and available for order and the Microsoft Surface is finally in stores, today we ventured to our local Microsoft Store at the Prudential in Boston to check out the new Microsoft Surface RT first hand. luckily for us we got a solid demo of the device by Store manager Ty Hapworth. Who was gracious enough to give us a solid hands on of the device. Which I must say at first glance is one great piece of hardware. The Microsoft Surface RT is a Windows 8 RT tablet that does more than your traditional tablet, sporting a 10.6 ClearType HD display with a Tegra 3 quad-core processor. All housed in a VaporMg casing at less than 1.5 pounds, with a watch-like finish that’s incredibly smooth, and durable. You have got an integrated Kickstand provides uncompromised support and flexibility. Flip out the Kickstand for hands-free entertainment. Whether you’re watching a movie, or shooting video, Surface stands on its own. The surface comes in 32GB or 64GB options but can be supplemented with a microSDXC card slot lets you add up to 64 GB of extra storage. Full-size USB port and Bluetooth 4.0, Mini-HDMI and Dual 2×2 MIMO antennas provide reliable internet connectivity. You have also got two Front and rear-facing 720p HD video cameras, which allow to reacord directly at 22 degree angle even with the kick stand on. Finally you have got the Touch cover, and integrated keyboard and track pad can be found in this versatile cover. When folded back, Touch Cover automatically disables keystrokes for a full touchscreen experience; when closed, it turns off your display. Give Surface your personal touch with a color that matches your style. The Microsoft Surface RT starts @ $499 and looks like a fun product to have. Stay tuned for our full review. Till then enjoy our Hands on from the Boston Microsoft Store at the Prudential.