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Jonney Shih on Windows RT: “The result is not very promising,”

ASUS chairman Jonney Shih has announced that his company is pulling away from Windows RT. The chairman says that one of the only bets he's made in the technology industry that didn't pan out was Windows RT.

Shih isn't saying that ASUS is ruling out future Windows RT products, but his company is putting the bulk of its energy and money into devices running Intel chips.

ASUS isn't alone in pulling away from Windows RT; Lenovo recently discontinued online sales of its Yoga 11 Windows RT tablet. Microsoft itself is also facing challenges in selling Windows RT devices and recently cut the base price for its Surface RT tablet to $349 in the U.S.


ASUS chairman Jonney Shih [Image Source: NYT]
 
Microsoft was also forced to take a $900 million write-down due to its inability to sell sufficient volumes of the Surface Tablet.
 
Shih also pointed a finger at Microsoft for missteps with Windows 8, noting that one of its most popular apps is one to bring back the classic Start menu (this “misstep” is being addressed with Windows 8.1).

ASUS recently unveiled a new machine called the Transformer Book Trio running both Windows and Android operating systems. The chairman also noted that ASUS is considering building 10-inch and eight-inch Windows tablets, but admits the 10-inch may be the better choice.

Source: AllthingsD



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RE: The start menu hasn't been resolved
By hughlle on 7/31/2013 10:00:05 AM , Rating: 2
My parents are a 50+ year old couple, my father recently bought my mother an ultrabook to take around her diocese with her. she tried for a week to adapt from years of cp, vista, 7, and couldn't. Neither could my father. What he could do though was search the internet and find and install one of these 3rd party apps.

Sure they could use the laptop in the normal windows 8 fashion, but they saw no reason for it so changed back to a classic start menu. They wanted the start menu for a reason, as do others.


RE: The start menu hasn't been resolved
By damianrobertjones on 7/31/13, Rating: -1
RE: The start menu hasn't been resolved
By Spuke on 7/31/13, Rating: -1
By slunkius on 8/1/2013 2:23:36 AM , Rating: 1
my GF is not the type to visit DT, so no anti MS bias here. last week she got W8 ultrabook, and she keeps complaining that it is not as convenient as WXP. in the shop, when we could not close the application on the demo machine, and sales rep suggested ALT+F4. not as intuitive as close button :) oh, and should down process is wonderfull too.


By ie5x on 8/1/2013 5:08:15 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Quite frankly, the only people I hear complaining about the start menu loss and the UI in general are peeps here on DT and maybe a few blogs. No one else. I really don't understand the incessant whining about this.

And yet Apps which address this "seldom complained" issue are top selling... And Windows 8 fails to take off...

For some reason, your perception of minority needs a second opinion...


By ie5x on 8/1/2013 5:12:43 AM , Rating: 1
Never mind, after reading the rest of your comments, I realized I got baited by a troll.

Pray continue...


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