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Head 2 Head: Surface RT vs. Chromebook

The Acer C720 is the best deal in Chromebooks, and a worthy competitor to the Surface RT.

Surface RT vs. Chromebook

We’ll be honest—no one on our staff would choose a tablet or Chromebook as his or her primary portable over a full-featured laptop. Yet, we can’t deny that Google’s Chrombooks have been wildly successful sellers. The proper platform to put against Chromebooks? Surface RT. Yes, Microsoft’s original hybrid device that marked a break from x86, and one that people thought would be a game-changer. It wasn’t, but the Surface RT is still around and is now competitively priced at $300. That, folks, is Chromebook range, and makes it the perfect combatant to get into this slap fight.

Note: This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of the magazine.

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Ask the Doctor

The doctor tackles Too Much GPU, Wi-Fi Upgrades, Disabling SkyDrive, and more

From Integrated to Top-Shelf

After almost 30 years developing software on stock PCs, I finally performed my first build from the pages of Maximum PC. I scoured your pages from many issues and planned a build during a long weekend and it’s been purring along for 18 months.