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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 Motoman on 4/16/2013 5:41:46 PM , Rating: 2
If you do something that seems to have been the action of a 10-year old, I'll say so.

The Metrosexual UI looks like something made by, and for, 10-year olds.

Whether or not you personally take me "seriously" is of no consequence. And while it really isn't of any consequence either, if you look at our post counts you'll see that our average rating is exactly the same...except I've posted about 3 times as much as you have.

...so, apparently, it's just you.


RE: Bad name
By Lord 666 on 4/16/2013 6:20:57 PM , Rating: 2
First off, Moto is much older than most of us... somewhere in his 40's is my guess.

Second, his points on UI are valid. Office 2007 was one of the worst design changes from 2003, something Moto always strongly stated. His opinion of the Windows 8/RT reflect what the majority of the population thinks as well.

Office 2013 and Windows 8.1 will bring balance to the MS UI universe, but it needs to come quick.


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