Win8 vs. Win7: How is it (ignoring new interface)?

Started Dec 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
Sean Nelson
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Re: Windows 8 or Windows 8 R/T?

raminolta wrote:

Archer66 wrote:

Sean Nelson wrote:

Archer66 wrote:

Franglais91 wrote:

Just a reminder in case someone goes out and buys the wrong product - there are two very different versions of Windows 8 ...

A Windows 8 tablet and a Windows 8 R/T tablet look pretty much the same, but they aren't. The R/T tablet will probably last much longer on a single battery charge thanks to its energy-efficient CPU but your choice of software is fairly limited for the time being.

You cant buy just Win 8 RT so this wont be a issue.

I'm not sure what you're claiming not be be "an issue". Windows 8 RT has a very limited selection of apps available compared to Windows 8 on an Intel-based tablet. That's the issue Franglais91 was warning people about, and it's a very real one.

As I said you can't buy Win 8 RT separately so there is no danger of buying wrong version of Win 8.

I guess he probably equally warned against buying a hardware with RT on it.

I guess.   The issue people have to watch out for isn't buying the wrong version of Windows 8, it's buying a Windows RT system (which comes with the RT version of the OS) and expecting to run Photoshop on it.

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