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 $349 to help spur sales.
Wall Street Journal
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Wrong Business Model!
8/9/2013 3:02:00 PM
Microsoft's main failure is the wrong business model. It would be nice to port .Net apps to RT and integrate to current systems, but M$ prohibited that. As a result both Intel and M$ are switching from consumer to enterprise platform with expensive hardware, cpu and operating system. In the very near future most consumer devices, including desktops, will be based on ARM cpus and free operating systems.
RE: Wrong Business Model!
8/9/2013 9:03:43 PM
The future is not really possible yet until ARM get a lot better in processing power. Even home market will need more than what current ARM can offer. The vendors do not really believe that either, or we would have seen a ARM based platform with 2 terabyte hard drive to store all the photos, music, videos that everyone is hoarding. :)
"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997
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