Windows 8 RT DOA?

Started Jan 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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CAcreeks
CAcreeks Veteran Member • Posts: 9,094
Re: Yep (Lenovo Atom, RT dead)

nofumble wrote:

Only $20 difference with 2X more storage, software compatibility guarantee, faster...

But do Microsoft care? 99% of their money is made on x86. Everything else ended up in a "toilet flush"

Why did Microsoft bother porting Windows to the ARM platform if they don't care about it?

The Surface RT has almost twice the battery life of the Surface Pro. This is a big deal if e.g. you are crossing the Pacific ocean on a business flight. Trains have AC outlets, but planes do not. Once the battery is dead you will be bored until you get there.

I might be interested in a Surface RT if it had a real SD slot, and I could figure out a way to transfer DVD movies to SD cards. I am not interested in a Surface Pro, with only 4.5 hours battery life. That's not much better than my Dell laptop.

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