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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 karimtemple on 4/17/2013 4:04:14 PM , Rating: 2
Your argument is that there isn't a market for convertible (i.e. convergent productivity) tablets.

And that there isn't a market for powerful tablets.

And that the only market is for terrible cheap $150 tablets that only you and your wife like.

Your argument is sorely mistaken.


RE: Bad name
By Motoman on 4/18/2013 11:28:54 AM , Rating: 2
Nope. I've argued elsewhere that there is a market for convertibles - nothing I've said here contradicts that.

There is a market for powerful tablets. A very small one.

The largest market is for inexpensive tablets, because the vast majority of people have no need for great power in a tablet.

My argument is rock-solid. You can either poke your head out of your hole and look at the real world and realize this to be true, or you can continue to pretend you live in a different world. Which is fine by me.


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