Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Jun 2012 21:16 UTC
Windows This rumour has been rummaging around the web for a few days, but now that The New York Times has picked it up, it probably carries a bit more validity than it did before. Microsoft invited members of the press to a mystery event coming Monday, and supposedly, the company will launch its very own ARM tablet running Windows RT.
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That would require an x86 tablet/laptop hybrid. Those don't exist.

Yes they do? Samsung Series 7 Tablet comes with Bluetooth. All you need is a BT KB and Mouse. Its still Windows, your peripherals work.

That's plenty hybrid for my workflows.

Even if they did exist that still isn't a good reason to compromise desktop productivity. It would make more sense to have the hybrid detect when it is in tablet mode and then change the interface, not force a semi-tablet interface when it is in desktop mode.

It's called WinKey+D to go to the Desktop. All my apps work (yes, including your stupid iTunes red herring)

People get that Windows 8 sucks. It doesn't provide anything for them.

I'm glad you know what "People get", you should really be a pollster, since you know everything about everybody. You must be about the greatest spokesman for bullshit I've ever seen.

I get around 7 hours with my Core i5 laptop. For ARM laptops the battery gain isn't worth the loss of compatibility.

Agreed. I find x86 Windows 8 machines a much more attractive proposition. Especially if Intel can get power consumption down (Which I have no doubt they can). Another cool thing is that Windows 8 devices much meet temp requirements, so no, the damn thing can't burn a hole in your lap anymore.

Programs like Photoshop and iTunes can't be converted overnight and companies like Adobe won't care about porting to such a small market.

Programs like Photoshop and iTunes can't be ported to Windows RT period. They either go full on Metro with a rewrite, or they don't get to play ball. I'd prefer if iTunes didn't play ball, personally.

Its Windows. It sells by virtue of being Windows.

Edited 2012-06-17 19:47 UTC

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