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No, the surface uses Windows RT. Windows RT is pretty much a useless OS for many things, you are limited to Microsoft apps. You need full blown Windows 7 or higher.


If its RT then no... I got a Dell Venue 32GB 8" tablet running win8 for about $175 from ebay a few weeks ago... Works perfect with ARC...

edit... Rich beat me to it... :)


Thanks man then I guess that's the tablet that I'm going to get. is it a good tablet?

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I use the Acer Iconia W3-810 which runs nicely and has full blown Windows 8.1.

There are a few options out there.

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From what I just read it can however make sure it doesn't come with Windows 8 RT. The one I just looked at comes with Windows 8.1 which should be fine.

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Nope, I've had no problems with it at all. Battery life is great (it will last a few days with light use, probably around 8 hours use in total), holds the charge very well too when not being used.

If it went under voltage that may be your issue. Since it's a LiPo battery in it and once damaged they cannot be repaired. No amount of software updates, bios updates etc. will change that.

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Didn't you say it was dead when you went to use it? That would indicate it may have gone to under voltage. Using the AC adapter is irrelevant.