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Topic # 165780 20-Feb-2015 13:48
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With Windows 10 to be released later on in the year, it seems that the Surface RT/2 will only get a partial update to Windows 10.  What the partial update consists of, only Microsoft knows.
Anyway, being an owner of a Surface RT, I am undecided whether to keep or sell, as I don't want to be left with a device that isn't really that old but support for it may drop from developers.

The things I like about the Surface RT is the ability to have a MicroSD card, use of a USB port and of course Office being already installed.  Obviously apps are an important aspect of the device, so if development drops in apps or updates then you are left with pretty much a paper weight.

If you are from Microsoft . i.e. Nathan. Are you able to tell me and other Surface RT/2 owners whether there will be long term support, or if you are a Surface RT/2 owner, what are your thoughts on it potentially become a paper weight?


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  Reply # 1243072 20-Feb-2015 14:18
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You have SD, USB on android tablets, and now Office as well.

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  Reply # 1243104 20-Feb-2015 14:52
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Good for web browsing, Netflix, Twitch.

Otherwise not really worth much.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1243129 20-Feb-2015 15:34
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Flick it while it is still deemed current and buy a full 8.1 tablet

You will lose office but in most cases gain a year of office 365 subscription and 1Tb Onedrive storage, but even the free office online probably covers most peoples needs



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  Reply # 1243371 21-Feb-2015 00:15
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What's it worth second hand on trademe? I like it because it will play flash content in IE, which most other tablets won't do.



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  Reply # 1243461 21-Feb-2015 09:33
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They are going for around $200 for 32GB and  a bit more if its a 64GB model.

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  Reply # 1244975 23-Feb-2015 16:17
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semigeek: They are going for around $200 for 32GB and  a bit more if its a 64GB model.
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Did you buy it for $290 when it was on sale in Oct 2013? If so a $90 loss for 1.5 years use isn't a bad loss. But the question is what to replace it with.

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  Reply # 1244976 23-Feb-2015 16:19
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freitasm: I don't see a future for this tech. But that's something I said when it was launched.




Do you mean windows RT, or windows tablets like this? 3 years life out of a tablet is probably to be expected, especially a lower cost one, so even if RT has a limited life, they should keep itgoing for the life of the tablet.

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mattwnz:
semigeek: They are going for around $200 for 32GB and  a bit more if its a 64GB model.
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Did you buy it for $290 when it was on sale in Oct 2013? If so a $90 loss for 1.5 years use isn't a bad loss. But the question is what to replace it with.


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  Reply # 1244978 23-Feb-2015 16:20
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mattwnz:
freitasm: I don't see a future for this tech. But that's something I said when it was launched.




Do you mean windows RT, or windows tablets like this? 3 years life out of a tablet is probably to be expected, especially a lower cost one, so even if RT has a limited life, they should keep itgoing for the life of the tablet.


exactly its not like it suddenly stops working and doesn't function any more

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