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Buying a Microsoft Tablet 2 off ebay is it reliable?

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    I really want to buy one and i think they've stopped selling them now at stores but i've looked at a few on ebay like this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Micros...3D181560546660 but i'm not sure if it's safe to buy ebay in the description it says it's brand new from Microsoft but how do i know that? Do you think it's safe or not?
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    (Original post by Jerry)
    I really want to buy one and i think they've stopped selling them now at stores but i've looked at a few on ebay like this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Micros...3D181560546660 but i'm not sure if it's safe to buy ebay in the description it says it's brand new from Microsoft but how do i know that? Do you think it's safe or not?
    Microsoft Surface RT 64GB Tablet, thats the RT version, its the one Gofre said to avoid and is pathetic.
    Its not the Surface 2, its specs are that found on tablets.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    Microsoft Surface RT 64GB Tablet, thats the RT version, its the one Gofre said to avoid and is pathetic.
    Its not the Surface 2, its specs are that found on tablets.
    The Surface 2 is also an RT based product, only the ones with the Pro moniker run proper hardware

    (Original post by Jerry)
    I really want to buy one and i think they've stopped selling them now at stores but i've looked at a few on ebay like this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Micros...3D181560546660 but i'm not sure if it's safe to buy ebay in the description it says it's brand new from Microsoft but how do i know that? Do you think it's safe or not?
    As Iqbal has said, this is the Original Surface and not the Surface 2. As the first generation of a new product line it had a lot of teething problems which began to be ironed out with the Surface 2 but the root cause of a lot of them, Windows RT, was still there. I definitely wouldn't be paying £200+ for a first generation Surface.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    The Surface 2 is also an RT based product, only the ones with the Pro moniker run proper hardware



    As Iqbal has said, this is the Original Surface and not the Surface 2. As the first generation of a new product line it had a lot of teething problems which began to be ironed out with the Surface 2 but the root cause of a lot of them, Windows RT, was still there. I definitely wouldn't be paying £200+ for a first generation Surface.
    I thought Surface, 2 and 3 run the full version, whereas RT runs like a downgraded version essentially.
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    (Original post by Iqbal007)
    I thought Surface, 2 and 3 run the full version, whereas RT runs like a downgraded version essentially.
    The first generation were named Surface RT and Surface Pro, but they dropped the RT label for future generations. Gen 2 had the Surface Pro 2 (full Windows, Intel CPUs) and the Surface 2 (Windows RT, ARM architecture). Gen 3 dropped the RT model altogether and is comprised solely of an Intel based Pro model :yep:

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