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Microsoft Surface review- Tips, tricks and recommended video apps


    In tablets, the big guns have big names. Apple has its iPad 4 and Google has the Nexus 10. And, if Microsoft is to take on the might of Apple and Google in the tablet space with Windows 8, it needs a big name of its own. So welcome Microsoft Surface.

    Microsoft Surface review:
    Excellent keyboards
    Useful kick-stand
    Great for Windows 8
    Stylish look and premium feel

    Poor selection of apps
    Standard display
    Heavier than iPad 4
    Sluggish graphical performance

    Microsoft Surface tech specs:
    Operating system: Windows RT
    CPU: Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 1300 MHz
    Storage capacity: 32 GB (16 GB available) or 64 GB (46 GB available) with microSDXC slot
    Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Display: 1366 x 768 px 10.6 inches (27 cm) (148ppi) ClearType HD screen with 16:9 aspect ratio
    Camera: 720p front and rear-facing
    Connectivity: 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, HD video out port

    Tips, tricks and recommend 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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