Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 12th Jan 2013 22:53 UTC
Windows Well, this can't be a good sign. Samsung has told CNET that the company will not be launching its Windows RT tablet in the United States, citing a lack of demand and consumer confusion. After I spent an afternoon in my country's largest electronics retailer, it's hard not to agree with Samsung.
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RE[2]: What's the point of RT?
by WereCatf on Sun 13th Jan 2013 04:27 UTC in reply to "RE: What's the point of RT?"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Not only that, but e.g. Dell's newly-unveiled ( http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/01/dell-unveils-... ) Windows 8 - tablet isn't really much different from the Microsoft's Surface RT, it weighs in at $499, yet still ships with the full Windows 8 instead of Windows RT -- if the price-point and the hardware-features are similar there is absolutely NO point in buying the latter at all. And I don't doubt for a second that there'll be lots and lots more of these Intel-based tablets coming out soon.

I do understand Microsoft's wish to lock people in and to create separate markets, but their execution of the plan with the Windows RT in mind just ain't working out. Without price, speed, features or app ecosystem advantage it just doesn't fly.

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

The latest iteration of the Atom processors are actually quite goof from a performance and power consumption standpoint. Compared to ARM they are neck and neck. given that is there really a reason to use an ARM based platform for a windows tablet?

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

That's exactly the point

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RE[4]: What's the point of RT?
by cdude on Mon 14th Jan 2013 03:50 in reply to "RE[3]: What's the point of RT?"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

There is if you look beyond Tablets to Phones, Watches and look what your competition is using.

But lets be clear about that: The architecture is NOT what makes the difference. Its Microsoft's decision to make win32 on ARM not accessible for 3th parties. Its there and successful used in Office and IE. To not allow 3th party to bring there win32 apps to Win RT is a political decision and it has consequences.

Microsoft is disconnected from reality when the believe they can do without ISV's. Going against OEM's and ISV's at the same time and then wonder both are missing? LOL

Edited 2013-01-14 03:53 UTC

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