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Windows RT continues to struggle

With millions of consumers snapping up tablets running iOS and Android, Microsoft had high hopes of competing its Windows RT operating system. So far, consumers have yet to fully embrace Windows RT, or Windows 8 for that matter. In fact, many analysts are pointing to Windows 8 as part of the reason for the woes in the computer industry.

A Dell executive recently stated that demand for the company's first Windows RT device, the Dell XPS 10, has been weaker than expected. "Demand is not where I would like it to be at this point in time," Neil Hand, head of Dell's tablet and high-end PC business, told CNET. "The amount of market information about it is not good enough, and the market sentiment is still pretty negative."


Hand also says that the Windows app experience "has not been as strong as it needed to be."

Dell and Hand aren't alone in criticism of Windows RT. Windows RT is the first version of the Windows operating system specifically designed to work with ARM-based processors from NVIDIA, QUALCOMM, and others.
 
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has also noted that sales of Windows RT devices have been disappointing. Samsung even ditched plans to launch its own Windows RT device in the U.S.
 
The upside to poor demand for Windows RT tablet for consumers is that weak demand has forced prices down.

Source: CNET



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RE: Bad name
By kmmatney on 4/16/2013 4:13:39 PM , Rating: 2
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Now they let a competitor get too big so they can't do that anymore. They're also late to the party. They're still going after the 2011 market where a nice tablet sells for $500 and then people buy a new one 2 years later. The problem is that it's 2013 and you can get a small tablet for under $200 or a bigger 10" tablet for under $300.


I think your right on here. However I think there is hope for the future, once tablets get powerful enough for real work, with long battery life. I was playing around with the Sony 20" tablet computer at Microcenter the other day, and there is obviously potential here.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2168/

This computer is basically a 20" tablet that you can hold on your lap, but you can also dock it and get real work done. It looks promising, but battery life at less than 3 hours might be an issue. Still, I could see myself using something like this.


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