If you have been wondering if that new Surface tablet you just bought can be used on your home printer, mouse or other PC hardware device, Microsoft has made it a little easier for you to find out for yourself. The company has now added Windows RT to the list of Windows operating systems that it checks hardware support for on its Compatibility Center website.
The site, which also gives the same information for Windows 8 and Windows 7, should be your one stop shop to check to see if the Surface will work with the devices you already own or want to buy. During the Windows 8 launch event in New York City in late October, Windows head man Steven Sinofsky indicated that Windows RT would be compatible with 420 million current PC hardware products.
Keep in mind that this page can be useful for more people than those who have bought or will buy the Windows RT version of the Surface tablet. Windows RT will also be in tablets that will be released by Dell (the XPS 10), Asus (the Vivo Tab RT), Samsung (the ATIV Tab) and Lenovo (the IdeaPad Yoga 11).