dealswindows surface rt 32gb 1-year warranty for $179…

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I got one of these last time it was up, It was a little cheaper and honestly, if your really into computers this isnt for you, its so limited its not fun.

If you maybe just type of surf the web then this will be fine otherwise you cant really do much with it.

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Love it. Got rid of my netbook. Surf the web, email, type with the provided Office, e-books, Skype, Netflix. The built-in cameras are nice, good photo-editing software. The USB port lets me connect printer, external CD/DVD burner, expansion slot lets me add 64 gigs of extra memory. Get a blue tooth keyboard.
Highly recommended.

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I bought one as well and have been very pleased with it - No it's not full windows. No you can't run every game and app that you can on a similar android or ios device. But - for the capability of having MS office programs without shelling out an arm and a leg, watching movies, and playing some simple games - it's a great tablet. The keyboard/cover is absolutely essential.

So if you just need something to send email, surf, watch movies on and maybe read and make documents, this is the tablet for you.

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Using remote desktop, this RT tablet can run any legacy / full windows apps.
Just MS office on a portable light tablet is worth the money.
Also, Microsoft is offering 100GB One Drive with only 200 Bing points.
I have the Pro Surface and its a nice way to manage photos and files between your gadgets.

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When I clicked to go to the Ebay page, I couldn't find on where it comes with Microsoft Office. Does it come with Microsoft office? If so, which version?

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@easygoingal: Once you update the surface RT from windows 8 to windows 8.1 the office suite comes with the update

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@easygoingal: If you have a Surface RT running the current, updated OS, you have Office by default. The update is OTA and will load automatically.

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Great tablet at this price for a particular user.

Pros : battery life - roughly nine hours, full ms office, USB connection to easily load files from memory stick, good text recognition with a stylus- better than android tablets I tried
Cons: no Google drive app, limited games/apps in general

Works great for me when traveling to have something significantly smaller than my laptop to edit office docs with a bluetooth keyboard and watch movies on the plane.

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Have one with the touch keyboard cover. Very solid build, thin, 8-9 hour battery life, no plastic. So thin, I often slip this + iPad into a bag when leaving home.

Not for gaming. But for the Internet, Skype, and MS Office this tablet is a no-brainer since it includes Office. Near full Windows at a great price. Automatically finds PCs & Printers on your home network.

While the 32 GB isn't much, if you store stuff in the cloud or on flash drives it isn't an issue.

#1 frustration: I use Dropbox for cloud storage across almost all platforms. Dropbox app is neutered by MS in deference to their SkyDrive/OneDrive cloud service. So while you can open a Dropbox doc in Office, you cannot save it back out to Dropbox. On full Windows you save to a local folder which is synced to Dropbox. Windows RT makes you name the file something else and upload it to Dropbox. This needs to change!

BTW, RT version of the Evernote app is not great either.

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I bought this last time around, it arrived as new. It's built rock solid and works great altho I'm still learning alot. Mine also came already upgraded to 8.1.

I had 1 major issue, and doing a GIS it's pretty common. Shortly after setting it up it had to run a whole bunch of updates, which is normal. However, after the updates the keyboard stopped working. I had to do a refresh and then go to Windows store for another 8.1 upgrade, which took awhile but not bad. Been working great ever since. I fully expect this to replace my regular laptop

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@mesostinky: yep, same $199 price for me. This seller flops between various $199 or lower prices. Still a good buy.

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@mesostinky: That means the Daily Deal is now done.

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@daninboulder: wow, didn't notice that, $30 is a good price for the "Touch" keyboard cover. Microsoft was smoking dope with their over $100 selling price. Can only think they used that crazy price to justify their much nicer (still not great) "Type" keyboard cover for $10-20 more.

Although I think now that they have a "Touch 2", they dropped the original Touch new price to $79.

Makes me appreciate the BF deal I got at Microcenter: the Surface + Touch keyboard cover for $179, both in new, unopened condition. Both were packaged very nicely in a single box - a smart promo move by Microsoft the get someone like me to jump since their original pricing was so out of whack.

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Since the price went UP...then back down and the keyboard can now be added for a discounted price, I have re-posted it:

http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/085f40d8-4e7a-402d-bc88-d0d2f4d31c68/windows-surface-rt-32gb-1-year-warranty-add-touch-cover-for-29-99

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Looks like the white and red touch covers have increased in price to $39. The black has increased to $49. I even tried adding the touch cover after I added the Surface RT to my cart, but it still said $39 and $49

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@easygoingal: that's old - looked a minute ago and the black was showing $40 while the white and red were $30 each.