Postive Surface News: Surface RT’s screen bests the iPad 3 in some tests
Although not the overall winner it still 'holds it own' in some tests. Especially reflectivity...that must be the optically bonded glass coming into play.
One of the things I like about Surface is the amazing viewing angles of the screen. MS weren't screwing around when they said it had the thinnest cover display of any tablet shipping today.
Conclusions for the Microsoft Surface RT Display
The display on the Microsoft Surface RT outperforms all of the standard resolution full size 10 inch Tablets that we have tested in our Display Shoot-Out series. The Lab tests and measurements documented in the Shoot-Out Comparison Table below indicate that Microsoft has paid a lot of attention to display performance for the Surface RT. In particular, on-screen text is significantly sharper, it has a better factory display calibration, and also significantly lower screen Reflectance than the iPad 2 and all full size 1280x800 Android Tablets. But it is not as sharp as the iPad 3 or 4, nor does it have their large full Color Gamut. We’ll have to wait for the high resolution Windows Pro Tablets that will be launching in early 2013 for direct comparisons with the high resolution iPads and Android Tablets. This is a great start for Windows Tablets and brings much needed competition to the Tablet marketplace.
The Surface RT has the second longest Battery Running Time at Maximum Brightness for any Tablet we have tested.Since the display consumes the most device power, the Running Times at lower Brightness settings will be longer.