Navigate the new interface and explore Windows 8 Pro or Windows RT
Browse the web and use e-mail, all with the tap of a finger
Listen to music, watch TV shows, share photos, and download apps
Choose the right Surface, and you can work or play wherever you happen to be
Microsoft's entry into the tablet market created a powerhouse that can take you from play to work and back again. This handy guide helps you decide between the two models, gets you up and running with your choice, walks you through the Start screen and the keyboard, and shows you how to play music, watch movies, create documents, and more!
Windows your way — compare the Windows RT Surface with the Windows 8 Pro version and decide what you need
Typing and tapping — discover the two cool detachable keyboard/covers you can buy for your Surface
All that web stuff — browse, send, and receive e-mail; add and update apps; keep your calendar; and send messages
Entertainment — watch movies; listen to music; create playlists; and snap, share, and print photos
The workaday world — use Microsoft Office applications, set up user accounts, and keep your Surface updated
Open the book and find:
What tablets can do that laptops can't
A tour of the Start screen, Charms bar, and App bar
Andy Rathbone first wrote "Windows for Dummies" back in 1992, and since then he's updated the book for every subsequent version of the operating system. All of the editions combined have sold more than 11 million copies. He's also the author of "Upgrading and Fixing Your PC for Dummies" and "Tivo for Dummies". All told, Andy has more than 15 million books in print, making him one of the bestselling computer book writers on the planet. He's been on bestseller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, and many others.