Samsung sinks the Surface RT

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  1. jayducharme macrumors 68040

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    As I have long said, one of the biggest, if not the biggest, reasons Windows has remained dominate is its backwards compatibility. People can continue to use their existing software for many years. RT eliminates that advantage.
     
  3. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    That, and the market confusion that MS has introduced by making RT's Desktop mode look essentially identical to the real Windows. It's got a desktop, it's got a taskbar, it's got all my files and folders, it's got Office, what do you mean I can't install my app?!
     
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    The most truthful straightforward answer. You nailed it!
     
  5. Hail Caesar macrumors regular

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    To really just break it down to a layman, its just junk, plain and simple.
     
  6. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Windows RT is clearly intended for budget tablets. If Samsung are out to make better tablets, Windows 8 should be used.
     
  7. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    Surfance?....RT?

    That stuff still around, The only place I've ever hear about this tablet thing is here and here only...
     
  8. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    That article is about Windows RT, not the Surface RT. Samsung doesn't make the Surface, what do they care

    Regardless, sticking Windows on an ARM chip is a dumb idea. MS is probably only doing it because they're not sure who's gonna win the ARM vs x86 war
     
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    Agreed. The RT is just too hobbled to be worthwhile.
     
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    They should have left the desktop environment out of RT and they probably would have been much better off.
     
  11. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    Surface Pro FTW baby.

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    Still I think having a pure RT experience on ARM is of value for Microsoft.

    #1 - apps, apps, apps. 1st & 3rd party. Quantity and quality.
    #2 - The app store itself needs a total UI redesign.
    #3 - eliminate the desktop completely
    #4 - finish creating RT versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. OneNote MX is already there.
    #5 - Create a 4:3 form factor with hardware orientation lock. Maybe get rid of the kickstand as people like to put tablets inside leather cases with their multi-angle stands.
    #6 - Put haptic feedback in the touch cover.
    #7 - Fix the Metro UI use of garish colors, introduce some glossy effects and gradients.
     

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