Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Sep 2012 16:26 UTC
Windows "Asus has a trio of Windows 8 tablets on deck for the holidays, but the pricing is so high - $599 to $1299 for a hybrid - that it's going to be nearly impossible to compete in the marketplace. We were leaked Asus' holiday roadmap and the slide below tells the tale." If this is for real, Windows 8 is screwed in the tablet space. Nobody is going to buy a Windows tablet at prices higher than the iPad.
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RE: Nobody?
by drcouzelis on Tue 18th Sep 2012 20:02 UTC in reply to "Nobody?"
drcouzelis
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2010-01-11

Full office, skydrive, SharePoint etc.


I think I remember reading that the full Microsoft Office suite will be ported to Windows 8 RT. As for everything else, will it really be available? I didn't even think there was a version of Outlook available for Windows RT, but maybe I'm just confusing that with no Metro version...

Please forgive me if I'm wrong. I haven't really been following the development of Windows 8.

Yes, if Microsoft can get Windows 8 RT versions of all of their big business software applications working well then it has the potential to be quite usful in businesses.

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RE[2]: Nobody?
by tanzam75 on Wed 19th Sep 2012 02:47 in reply to "RE: Nobody?"
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2011-05-19

I think I remember reading that the full Microsoft Office suite will be ported to Windows 8 RT. As for everything else, will it really be available? I didn't even think there was a version of Outlook available for Windows RT, but maybe I'm just confusing that with no Metro version...


Office RT does not include VBA or macros. This substantially reduces the attack surface for the non-Metro side of Windows RT. But it also makes Office RT useless for businesses that have core business functionality implemented in VBA.

Office RT indeed lacks Outlook. That also removes a large fraction of business users. Some of them can indeed get by with Mail and Calendar, but many won't.

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