Poker will be it's main purpose. Anything can surf the net. I don't do other gaming, so no need for something over the top.
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I have the 10 inch version - it works the same as any laptop. If you are trying to play on a mobile platform I would not recommend it as it has windows and not a mobile platform (android or crapple).@Azcat said he runs Pokerrrr on an iPad and he bought this (Windows based) tablet for $157 to play Poker Stars.
I don't think he's got it yet, so I don't think he can review it, but perhaps soon.
FWIW, I have a laptop with an Android emulator, so I can run P* and Pokerrrr on the same device, butnifbyiu don't have a touch screen, the Pokerrrr app's UI is clunky. Doable, but clunky.
If your surface won't run programs other than the MS Store apps, then you are on Windows 10S. You need to change that over to Windows 10 Pro. Follow this step by step process, it is free https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/upgrade-from-windows-10-s
Check your system setting to see what version of windows you are running - I have changed over A TON of these from Windows 10S (bad) to Windows 10 Pro (good) and it is free.Mine is an older s2. You CANNOT load anything that's not in the MS Store. Maybe a newer surface is what I need then.
Good news for @Azcat, as he is looking to use it just for Poker Stars.I have the 10 inch version - it works the same as any laptop. If you are trying to play on a mobile platform I would not recommend it as it has windows and not a mobile platform (android or crapple).
As the original post said, this thing is worthless for what I want. I'm looking for one device that will run all the pokers.OK you need a new device - the Surface RT runs an ARM processor (like your phone) and cannot run windows 10. Your device was designed to only run microsoft signed ARM compiled .exe files. It really is a bad device (sorry for the bad news - would you rather I lie to you?)