By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
April 19, 2012, 10:41am PDT
Summary: When it comes to the differences between Windows 8 and Windows RT, it’s going to take more than a sticker to educate users.
With about six months to go until Windows 8 is available, OEMs are beginning to offer us a glimpse at the hardware they plan to use to tempt our wallets and purses open.
We’re already starting to see some interesting ideas and innovative hardware designs
for categories of products that didn’t exist a few months ago. It’s becoming clear is that Microsoft’s next operating system will result in significant fragmentation of the consumer hardware platform, and on a scale that we’ve never seen before.
Windows 8 will fragment the consumer hardware platform into four distinct categories, three of which will be new to the majority of consumers.