|Microsoft Surface RT|
The Microsoft Surface RT is the first tablet with a Windows 8 operating system.
One feature Microsoft is touting with the Surface tablet is an optional Touch Cover that doubles as a screen protector and a keyboard, and attaches with magnets. There are two versions of the keyboard/cover: One with actual keys on the keyboard, the other with pressure-sensitive keys. Another feature that separates the Surface from other tablets is the integrated kickstand.
With the Surface, Microsoft aimed to create a tablet that could replace the laptop. It is aimed at productivity, but doesn't ignore entertainment. Critics found Microsoft had some success in that goal, but it's not perfect yet. In fact, many reviewers urged consumers to wait.
While Apple and Android have thousands of apps available for consumers in their respective app stores, the number of Windows apps is extremely limited. [See Prices, Reviews and Specifications]