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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 KC7SWH on 7/31/2013 10:35:14 AM , Rating: 2
Personally and professionally I don't agree as I use the start menu all the time at work. I have a number of files for excel and word that I constantly use and I have them pinned in the start menu so in 2 clicks I can have the file that I need pulled up. The one thing that I don't use my start button for is to shut down my machine I have an app for that. :)


RE: The start menu hasn't been resolved
By Spuke on 7/31/2013 10:39:32 AM , Rating: 1
I have my most used apps on the start bar where I can access them with ONE CLICK.


By retrospooty on 7/31/2013 10:44:59 AM , Rating: 2
That really doenst invalidate the millions of people that hate the new UI's complaints in any way. That just shows that you use it in a certain way and seem to like it.


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