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One of the problems that many people had with the original release of the Windows 8 Surface RT tablet is the operating system. The ARM architecture and corresponding operating system meant that your traditional programs used with previous versions of Windows would not work. This isn't a problem with the standard Windows 8 operating system and desktops. Microsoft's Surface Pro is set to release sometime next year with the full x86 processors and standard Windows 8 but it is going to cost significantly more. If you just can't wait for that, then you could always look at the Samsung ATIV SmartPC X500ET1C-A04US from NewEgg for just $600, the same price as the Surface with its smart cover keyboard. This tablet features an Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 2GB DDR3 memory, 64GB SSD storage, 11.6-inch display, 802.11a/g/n wireless, 8MP rear and 2MP front camera and of course Windows 8.
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