ASUS Steps Away from Windows RT
July 31, 2013 8:26 AM
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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
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.
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RE: The start menu hasn't been resolved
7/31/2013 6:12:33 PM
I like it too.
I'm using W8 in different scenarios:
Home gaming PC, 1x 24" 1080p screen, non-touch
Work PC, 2x 22" 1080p screens, non-touch
Personal laptop, 14" non-touch
Granted in my work scenario, most tools I use during the day are on taskbar... so I hardly go to Modern at all. But when I do (I keep some folder tiles and rarely used apps on Start screen), I don't mind. I also use tiles to have a quick look at my personal emails, messages etc (work email, calendar etc are in Outlook, Lync...).
But... I don't have problem accepting that some (many) people don't like it, or even can't stand it. Modern/desktop combination is very... bipolar.
I think 8.1 will soften some more users, new Start screen with all apps and desktop background softens transition between Modern and Desktop reasonably well, and all-apps-Start screen has functionality closer to classic menu... but I don't expect it to be runaway success. Just a step in right direction.
That being said, I will still be using dynamic tiles favourites (rather than all apps) Start screen - for some reason, it really sits well with me.
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