Key Features
What's new
  • Windows RT Microsoft's touch-centric OS is explicitly made for ARM-powered tablet devices.
  • Free Microsoft Office 2013 RT It was shipped with the RT version of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 2013.
  • Kickstand It comes with an integrated kickstand easy to switch between tablet and laptop mode.
  • Detachable Touch & Type Cover Be more productive with a full-size keyboard doubling as a protective screen cover.
  • More Magnet charging connector, Full-size USB 2.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0, HD front and rear camera.
What's missing
  • Can't run desktop apps You can't run desktop apps (x86 or x64) on this device. The only way to get apps is through the Windows Store.
  • No Windows 10 The latest OS you can get is Windows RT 8.1 Update 3
  • Less multitouch support It supports only 5-points multitouch.
  • More Only HD display and no USB 3.0 port.
AvailabilitySurface RT
Released2012
Release Info
  • Introduced: June 18, 2012
  • Not available for pre-ordered
  • Released: October 26, 2012
PricingSurface RT
  • $499 - 2 GB | 32 GB
  • $599 - 2 GB | 64 GB
Surface RT with Black Touch Cover
  • $599 - 2 GB | 32 GB
  • $699 - 2 GB | 64 GB
Stores
Surface RT Price
Microsoft Surface RT (32GB)
Microsoft Surface RT (32GB)
By Microsoft
$88.99
Microsoft Magenta Touch Cover for 10.6 inch Microsoft Surface RT - with Windows RT and for Surface Pro - with Windows 8 Pro 10.6 inch only
Microsoft Magenta Touch Cover for 10.6 inch Microsoft Surface RT - with Windows RT and for Surface Pro - with Windows 8 Pro 10.6 inch only
By Microsoft
$99.99
$119.99 17% OFF
Microsoft Surface RT 64GB
Microsoft Surface RT 64GB
By Microsoft
$129.00
$379.00 66% OFF
Microsoft Surface RT 32GB Tablet with Black Type Cover
Microsoft Surface RT 32GB Tablet with Black Type Cover
By Microsoft
$320.00
Microsoft Surface 64GB Tablet with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT, wifi, Bluetooth
Microsoft Surface 64GB Tablet with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT, wifi, Bluetooth
By Microsoft
$299.00
Microsoft Surface 2 32GB 10.6" Tablet Windows RT 8.1 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface 2 32GB 10.6" Tablet Windows RT 8.1 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$199.99
DisplaySurface RT
Size10.6 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 1366 x 768 (1M Pixels)
  • Density: 148 PPI
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • ClearType HD Display
  • Touch: 5 points multi-touch
ExteriorSurface RT
Dimensions10.81” x 6.77” x 0.37” (275 mm x 172 mm x 9.4 mm)
Width: 10.81” (275 mm)
Height: 6.77” (172 mm)
Thickness: 0.37” (9.4 mm)
Weight1.5 lbs (680 g)
Colors
Dark Titanium
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys.
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12).
    • 4 directional keys; Windows and Media Controls Keys.
  • Trackpad:
    • Two-finger multitouch gesture trackpad.
Ports
  • 1 x Full-size USB 2.0
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader
  • 1 x Surface Charging Port
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Micro HDMI video out port
  • 1 x Cover port
Internal SpecsSurface RT
Processor
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3
    4 cores, 1.30 → 1.40 GHz, 1MB Cache,
Integrated Graphics
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3
    NVIDIA GeForce ULP graphics
    12 Graphics Cores,
Memory2GB of RAM
Storage
32GB 64GB
Storage
ConnectivitySurface RT
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 4: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology
BatterySurface RT
Size31.5 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 8 hours of video playback
Power Supply
  • 24W proprietary power supply
SoftwareSurface RT
OS
  • Windows RT
  • Upgradeable to Windows RT 8.1 Update
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT
Camera & AudioSurface RT
Camera
  • 720p HD LifeCam front-facing camera with TrueColor Technology
  • 720p HD LifeCam rear-facing camera with TrueColor Technology
Audio
  • Dual microphones
  • Stereo speakers
MiscSurface RT
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Compass
In the box
  • Surface RT
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Casing: VaporMg
  • Kickstand: 1 position at 22°
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power

Surface RT Price

Here is the latest price update for Surface RT.

Surface RT Price
Microsoft Surface RT (32GB)
Microsoft Surface RT (32GB)
By Microsoft
$88.99
Microsoft Magenta Touch Cover for 10.6 inch Microsoft Surface RT - with Windows RT and for Surface Pro - with Windows 8 Pro 10.6 inch only
Microsoft Magenta Touch Cover for 10.6 inch Microsoft Surface RT - with Windows RT and for Surface Pro - with Windows 8 Pro 10.6 inch only
By Microsoft
$99.99
$119.99 17% OFF
Microsoft Surface RT 64GB
Microsoft Surface RT 64GB
By Microsoft
$129.00
$379.00 66% OFF
Microsoft Surface RT 32GB Tablet with Black Type Cover
Microsoft Surface RT 32GB Tablet with Black Type Cover
By Microsoft
$320.00
Microsoft Surface 64GB Tablet with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT, wifi, Bluetooth
Microsoft Surface 64GB Tablet with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT, wifi, Bluetooth
By Microsoft
$299.00
Microsoft Surface 2 32GB 10.6" Tablet Windows RT 8.1 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface 2 32GB 10.6" Tablet Windows RT 8.1 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$199.99

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Microsoft Surface RT Processor Specs

Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3
Single Core Frequency 1.4 GHz
Quad-Core Frequency 1.3 GHz
L1 Cache 32 KB
L2 Cache 1 MB
Max Memory Size 2 GB
Graphics ULP NVIDIA
Graphic Cores 12
# Display Supported 2

Surface RT Update History

2015
Mar
10
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    Improve the audio and video experience and enhances system stability.
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2014
Aug
12
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    Enhance overall system stability.
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Jul
08
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    Enhance system stability in both the active state and the sleep/wake transition state.
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Jan
01
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    Improve the experience of using a second-generation Touch and Type Surface Cover on your Surface RT running Windows RT 8.1, including touchpad performance and overall product stability.
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2013
Dec
01
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    Optimize available system memory and enhance trackpad sounds for Type Cover 2.
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Nov
01
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    Allow the use of Japanese Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2.
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Oct
08
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    Increase battery life, enhance the Windows RT 8.1 update experience, and enhance the use of Type Cover 2 or Surface Touch Cover 2.
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Aug
01
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    Enhance stability, reliability, and the audio experience at low volumes and remove a perceived pulsing in audio volume for some content.
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Jul
01
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    Enhance system performance and reliability.
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Jun
01
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    Improve the reliability of the devices waking up immediately on the first button press and improve Surface Touch and Type Cover Functionality.
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May
01
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    Enhance Surface RT speaker volume, improve system stability, and enable interaction with the Trackpad Settings app for Japanese customers.
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Apr
01
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    Resolve certain “Limited” connectivity issues, improve Wi-Fi to handle a wide range of access points, and more.
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Mar
01
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    Improve Wi-Fi connectivity, fix volume buttons and muting issues, improve the Touch and Type Cover, and improve the performance of the trackpad.
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Feb
01
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    Resolve Wi-Fi connectivity issues and improve performance for all hardware buttons.
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Jan
01
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    Enhance the capability for handling firmware updates and resolving specific audio playback issues.
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2012
Dec
01
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    Enhance Wi-Fi connectivity and support access point names with non-standard ASCII special characters.
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