Microsoft has done something quite extraordinary with the release of the Surface. Not only is this the first tablet computer Microsoft has ever developed, but the operating system (Windows RT) that runs on it is a significant departure from anything Microsoft has ever created. The result is a unique tablet that’s a pleasure to use.

Scratching the Surface

Your Surface for Windows RT is made for work and play. Windows RT includes Office 2013 RT, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. It also includes many other apps for information, entertainment, and productivity.

Here are just some of the things you can do with your Surface:

• Read news from major news outlets, sources for all your favorite topics, and even based on ...

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