Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Aug 2012 15:36 UTC
Windows "According to an inside source, a session was held at Microsoft's recent TechReady15 conference in which all the launch details were laid out. If things go according to the plan detailed then, the Surface for Windows RT tablet will be launching October 26th - no surprise there - at a compelling price of $199." My wallet just squealed in pure bliss.
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RE: Intel should feel threatened
by ze_jerkface on Wed 15th Aug 2012 05:14 UTC in reply to "Intel should feel threatened"
ze_jerkface
Member since:
2012-06-22

Intel may be the best way out of this mess.

x86 tablets means will put an end to Sinofsky's wet dream of selling Windows without Win32.

People want Windows with the applications and not an overly animated ad screen instead of the start menu.

If Intel can keep cutting the fabs it won't be long until ARM advantages are offset by Win32/.NET compatibility. x86 tablets don't have to beat ARM on battery life, they just need to be thin and get around 8 hours.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

If Intel can keep cutting the fabs it won't be long until ARM advantages are offset

We've been hearing this for several years now, how it's just around the corner...
Meanwhile, ARM goes forward too, you know.

And MS tried with ~desktop apps on tablets, people don't like that approach. Pretty much making ARM the entrenched one.

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