Sources: Computer World, CNET
quote: The hardware was a little outdated for the time. At least considering the price point. Low-res display.
quote: 32 GB flash wasn't bad but half of it was occupied by the OS
quote: The software wasn't bad. Having office was its strong selling point.
quote: The displays are low res because the RT software (Metro) is designed to run at 720p. Much the same reason why Windows Mobile /Phone can't even support 1080p. The hardware is limited by Microsoft's software, as usual.
quote: Again, a problem with the software. A Windows 8 base install can eat up to 20GB easy. While Android uses maybe 2-4, and a GNU/Linux perhaps 3-5.
quote: The software is the whole damn problem. The apps are non-existent, and the ones that are there are feeble at best. No where near the richness of the Android or iOS ecosystems.
quote: Consumer's aren't interested in office. Enterprise IT departments might be, but they're not going to buy RT tablets for an Office suite that has no commercial licence, and no x86 legacy support.
quote: Granted it's still no 3GB, but it's also WAY more fully featured than Android, that's for sure.
quote: You need a platform to make apps for. You cannot just magically release a new OS and have a million apps waiting for it when you're developing on a new platform (ARM).
quote: Man you are just spreading a TON of FUD on here about Android. Like this statement. Or saying "Android was made to run on phones". Where do you get that?
quote: Can you name some of these "features" RT has over Android. And by features I mean those people would actually care about.
quote: Microsoft is the biggest software company in the world. Hell they INVENTED the big software company. Now call me crazy, but I have to believe the largest software company on the planet, f'ing MICROSOFT, could make some very good apps for the platform that they so highly tout.
quote: And yet the preloaded apps for Windows 8 are mostly garbage. Especially the e-mail app, my god, it's gotta be the worst e-mail app ever EVER. You go to the app store and what's there? A bunch of garbage too.
quote: Surface RT is a real question mark. Part of me thinks Microsoft should do like Cyanogenmod and make ports of Windows RT for other tablets.