Thanks to the inclusion of Office 2013 and its keyboard, the Surface proved to be the best productively tablet there is.
- Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 102 user reviews
Starting at: $289.88
The good: The Microsoft Surface's Metro interface is innovative, elegant, powerful, and versatile. The tablet feels strong and well-built, runs Office 2013, and includes rich video and music services. Its keyboard cover accessories are the best ways to type on a tablet, period.
The bad: The tablet's performance can be sluggish, its Windows Store is lacking, Metro takes getting used to, and the Desktop interface feels clunky and useless.
The bottom line: If you're an early adopter willing to forget everything you know about navigating a computer, the Surface tablet could replace your laptop. Everyone else: wait for more apps.
October 31, 2012 9:34 PM PDT
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