ASUStek Computer Cancels Windows RT Tablet
August 9, 2013 7:15 AM
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Asus kills Windows RT tablets
ASUSTek Computer announced today that it would no longer produce Windows RT tablets. The reason the company points to for canceling its Windows RT tablet is pretty much a given: weak sales.
"It's not only our opinion, the industry sentiment is also that Windows RT has not been successful," ASUSTek Chief Executive Jerry Shen told
The Wall Street Journal
Shen noted that the company would continue to make Windows 8 devices using only Intel chips. Shen also notes that ASUSTek will take a write-down on its Windows RT tablets in Q2 but declined to say exactly how much it would be.
back on July 31 that Windows RT "is not very promising." Lenovo has also
from Windows RT tablets and is focusing solely on tablets that run Intel chips. Many cite the lack of Windows RT applications as the main reason the operating system is unable to compete with offerings from Apple and Android-base manufacturers.
Microsoft has also struggled sell its own Surface RT tablet. Microsoft recently
slashed the price
of the tablet to $349 to help spur sales.
Wall Street Journal
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RE: What is the point of RT again?
8/9/2013 1:37:56 PM
They could probably get a Silvermont Surface down to $399 if they tried hard enough but I can't see a Haswell-based Surface Pro for less than $799.
"You can bet that Sony built a long-term business plan about being successful in Japan and that business plan is crumbling." -- Peter Moore, 24 hours before his Microsoft resignation
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