The Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 RT ($499.99) represents an important step in Microsoft’s entry into the tablet market. While it does not even try to win the “specification” war, it is important to note that it has a unique value-proposition for those who are interested by using a tablet for productivity purposes, and who like to manage files and setting within a known Windows environment. On top of it, add a 9-hour battery life and a 1.5 lbs weight and you will understand why Windows users start salivating.
In the following pages, I'd like to show you a simple Microsoft Surface review- Tips, tricks and recommended video apps, wish it gave you a good sense for how it is to use the Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 RT in the real world.
Part I: Surface RT tablet is direct competitor to the iPad and Android 10" tablets. Let's take a look at the below chart to have a simple understanding about Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 RT:
Tips, tricks and recommended video apps:
Microsoft’s Surface features a large 10.6-inch HD screen which is definitely perfect for watching videos on the go. While, according to our test, its built-in video player can support MP4 and MOV format well up to 1080p.
a. If you wanna watch more 1080p/720p movies on your Surface tablet, first you need to convert the videos like AVI, MKV, TiVo, VOB, MPG, FLV, WMV, etc. to Microsoft Surface Tablet playable format like MP4 and then transfer them to your tablet for playback.
b. If you want to play DVD movies on Microsoft Surface, you will have to rip and convert DVD movies to a common video like MP4 for Microsoft Surface tablet. Plus, you need do some video/audio settings to get a decent output video for Surface.
Recommended video apps
a. Microsoft Surface Video Converter is the recommend app to help you solve the 720p/1080p video incompatibility issue. It is especially designed to convert videos to Microsoft Surface supported video formats like H.264 MP4 on your Windows PC with the best video quality.
b. Microsoft Surface DVD Ripper would be one of the best app for you to rip and format DVD movies including the DVD ISO/IFO files to MP4 video for smooth playback on Surface and can bring you a full-screen playback.
If you want to get Blu-ray, DVD movies and some HD video files like MKV, AVI, FLV, TiVo, MTS, MPG, etc to Microsoft Surface with one-stop convert and import, you’d better get this all-on-all video convert app Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate to help you.
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