My first contact with the Surface RT was pretty unusual, since the device was a bit bigger than I expected and especially bigger than a device that a breakdancer could hold in his hands while dancing, like in the commercial. Anyway, you probably know already that the device costs $499 in the cheapest version and now let’s show you the unboxing we did.
The product is available in 32 GB versions, or 64 GB versions or versions with touch keyboard included. This Windows RT slate has an elongated packaging, that looks more like a set of wines, if you allow me to make this comparison. The package opens up like a book to reveal the manual, tablet with plastic covering and charger with magnetic attachment to the tablet’s pins. The slate uses a VaporMG casing and it features a ClearType HD 10.6 inch display, with a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.
The screen supports 5 point multitouch and the tablet’s specs include a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 2 GB of RAM, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. There’s also a 31.5 Wh Li-Ion battery on board, two cameras with 720p capture and 2 microphones, as well as stereo speakers. The device measures 9.4 mm in thickness, weighs 680 grams and we’ll be back with a full review in a couple of days, to see if that kickstand charmed us or not.