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7 Reasons Windows 8 RT was DOA

  1. #11


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    I think they got a good point. If I look at my $230 Nexus7 and what I can do with it, this RT looks pretty sad. I think this conclusion is correct:

    The obvious conclusion? There aren't any such customers. Windows RT is an OS that nobody asked for, sent in search of a market that's already well served by other options
    Or as we used to say;" A perfect solution for a non-existing problem".

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  2. #12


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    Quote Originally Posted by freeky1 View Post
    After using my Windows 8 tablet for a week, I could not imagine being stuck in RT. The Windows App Store is terrible.
    That's why it so great to have options. Some will like and find great utility in the Windows RT based system, and others will what something else. I want options -- Windows RT, Windows 8, Apple, Android -- it's all good for the consumer.
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  3. #13


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    I just read that article and I think 'nail was hit on head'. There was no bias whatsoever and restated what has been said here before the article was even published. It acknowledged Microsoft's reasons for creating RT, but that it was competing with two giants in the field with a product that isn't much different, nor cheaper. I wouldn't be surprised if RT simply fades away as Windows 8 gains traction in the next few years. When you can get both capabilities in Windows 8, why not have your cake and eat it as well?
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  4. #14


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    RT isnt your good old windows. Its a tablet specific OS. It needs billions of good apps, and they are playing catch up...
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  5. #15


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    I don't know about Windows RT for the future. Honestly, it seems more like a stopgap measure to get Intel and AMD on the ball to deliver x86 chips that don't suck so much power. That's the biggest problem they have. The biggest problem for the ARM processor is that is needs more processing power while sucking a little bit of power.

    Intel has projections that they'll reach that goal of "all day battery life" within three to five years. AMD announced an x86 SoC type processor, as well as solving the issue of graphical performance all chips have.

    We'll have to see where Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and Samsung go with ARM. On the smartphone, it's great. On a tablet PCesque device, not so much. It is impressive however what the software can do considering the other devices out there.
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  6. #16


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    I think it is quite impressive on a trablet too. My Tegra3 on the Nexus is super fast. Compares to my i7 on my desktop.
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  7. #17


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    Although Windows RT is more impressive than android in several respects. I can plug my Windows Phone into it and transfer music, pictures, and documents on and off it! Try that with an android tablet and android smartphone!
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  8. #18


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Although Windows RT is more impressive than android in several respects. I can plug my Windows Phone into it and transfer music, pictures, and documents on and off it! Try that with an android tablet and android smartphone!
    I transfer stuff from my PC to my Android tablet all the time - and I don't even have to plug it in. Goes via the router. The guys from the Android forum showed me how to do it. See here: http://androidforums.com/nexus-7/660...r-pc-wifi.html
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Although Windows RT is more impressive than android in several respects. I can plug my Windows Phone into it and transfer music, pictures, and documents on and off it! Try that with an android tablet and android smartphone!
    I transfer stuff from my PC to my Android tablet all the time - and I don't even have to plug it in. Goes via the router. The guys from the Android forum showed me how to do it. See here: http://androidforums.com/nexus-7/660...r-pc-wifi.html
    Ahh, the point is missed. I can also use my PC to transfer media to and from my Windows Phone. But, I cannot plug in m Windows RT tablet to my PC, as it is its own entity, not a dependent like android or ios. I too could be able to use HomeGroup to connect to my other PC to my Windows RT tablet and share files wireless over the network. From that Windows RT tablet PC, I can then transfer a downloaded file off HomeGroup to my Windows Phone. This is what's impressive. I could probably also take your nexus and plug it into my theoretical Windows RT tablet, and put media on and off of it. Power of impressive software.
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  10. #20


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    So your point is that Homegroup does the trick - sharing like between several PCs. Understand.

    How about streaming from the PC - e.g. a TV program you run on the PC.
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