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: What's the point of RT?
by Deviate_X on Sun 13th Jan 2013 12:34 UTC in reply to "What's the point of RT?"
Deviate_X
Member since:
2005-07-11

Count me as one of those confused consumers. As a technology fan, porting Windows 8 to ARM is interesting, but Microsoft has failed to show me why I should buy one. Why would I buy an RT tablet rather than a W8 tablet? The difference in battery life isn't huge, and Intel is catching up.


The purpose of RT should be to kill the desktop for the majority, most users dont need the desktop with its full exposure to an internet full of malware and viruses, and bundleware (where apps daisey chain install other unrelated apps).

Thus RT should be cheap enough to gather up the general body of people. RT should even run on x86.

Unpopular with techies yes, but it is what is needed.

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RE[2]: What's the point of RT?
by JAlexoid on Sun 13th Jan 2013 18:46 in reply to "RE: What's the point of RT?"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

However, having the RT like experience on an x86 system just kills the purpose of having an x86 device in the first place - the apps are not there.

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RE[2]: What's the point of RT?
by cdude on Tue 15th Jan 2013 08:32 in reply to "RE: What's the point of RT?"
cdude Member since:
2008-09-21

> internet full of malware and viruses, and bundleware

Hach, Windows, yes. The security decisions still hit there customers bad but at least they succeeded to get into customers mind that a state like this is the norm.

> but it is what is needed.

For Microsoft to not lose new markets and be stuck in old shrinking ones. But that's what happened cause Surface and WP failed.

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