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Submitted by mpctips 1122d ago | news

Uh-oh, Windows RT, Samsung's got second thoughts

CNet: Mike Abary, the head of Samsung's PC and tablet business in the U.S., tells CNET that the company will not be releasing its Windows RT device in the U.S. because retail partners don't see strong demand and because the value proposition for Windows RT isn't clear to consumers. (Gadgets, Samsung, Samsung Ativ Tab, Windows RT)

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newsguy  +   1122d ago
RT? I'd rather have an x86 tablet.
hkgamer  +   1121d ago
i call x86 tablets fake tablets...
they just not as light or efficient as current tablets...
I seriously can't see the battery life lasting anywhere near real tablets...

but at the same time, it would be cool to just pull the screen of my laptop and have some kinda tablet when i need one...
justinbkerr  +   1122d ago
Windows RT is DOA.
The_Infected  +   1121d ago
Couldn't agree more! I tried it and I HATED it.
Software_Lover  +   1122d ago
If the people at Microsoft were smart, if they had any brain, they would have just named it Windows mobile 8, instead of RT. Used this O.S. on their phones and tablets, created a regular Windows O.S., windows 8, and called it a day.

Having Windows 8, Windows phone 8, and Windows 8 rt is just ridiculous. Its too confusing for consumers and serves no purpose. One O.S. for the mobile market and one for the laptop/desktop market.

They probably could've had a Start Button menu option to change the GUI on the desktop windows 8. I understand they were trying to create buzz with their new products but they have shot themselves in the foot.
adorie  +   1122d ago
Dark times are ahead for Microsoft. Samsung is being bold and they might not be the first to pull this kind of thing on Microsoft.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1121d ago
lol win8 is a disaster.. win9, win11, 13 ftw!!
The_Infected  +   1121d ago
What makes you think Windows 9, 11, or 13, will be any better?
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ddang  +   1121d ago
he's alluding the the trend that every other windows version is good (i.e. XP good, vista bad, 7 good, 8 bad, etc etc)
kevnb  +   1120d ago
Xp wasnt really all that great, degraded over time. 7 was good, and 8 is fine except many don't like the start menu.
krazykombatant  +   1121d ago
Well i'm gonna ask someone here who I'm sure has more knowledge than me at with tech. I was planning and for now I still am planning on buying the Windows surface pro. But nothing has come up here in the UK. No price, no date and I'm slowly starting to get fed up so anyone have a other suggestions I have about 900 quid to spend.

This would be something for uni taking notes and such, hell I actually thought I might as well either get an iPad or the Macbook Air. But I swore i would slit my throat before I ever bought an apple product but that day seems to be getting closer and closer.
Revvin  +   1121d ago
For £900 you could buy a basic Dell laptop and a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for taking notes at Uni using the S-Pen. Nothing wrong with buy Apple, I own an iPhone 5 and iPad 3rd Gen but with £900 you could buy an iPad but have no money for the Macbook. I bought my kids a pair of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for christmas, not a high end tablet but very good and at £238 in Tesco's with £50 cashback as well from Samsung its a bargain. The Note 10.1 would probably suit you better though as it has the S-Pen and handwriting recognition.
Liamabob  +   1121d ago
Slitting your throat before buying apple seems a little extreme! I used to be of the mindset that the apple products were grossly over-priced and some people may argue that they still are, but once I eventually took the plunge on the 13" MBP, my perception of what a laptop should be immediately changed.

I've had mine now for two years and it still astonishes me how well-made this thing feels. Yes, you can get the same spec or higher processors and RAM as standard on cheaper windows laptops but the overall hardware in the lower price ranges pales in comparison.

The flex on the screens and creaks in the plastic cases of my past windows laptops always unsettled me and I've never found a laptop (in any price range) with a trackpad that works as well as this one.

Haters will no doubt continue to hate on apple products, but if you spend any time getting to know the OS and the hardware, there's a good chance you'll be won over.
Ulf  +   1121d ago
I actually prefer my new Surface RT to any tablet, iPad or Android, that I've owned to date.

I honestly think that anyone who dislikes RT has never really tried it. And yeah, Win8 agrees with me, too. I disliked it at first (change is scary), but eventually I've grown to appreciate the new start page over the old start bar. ...and I obviously have no gripes with the speed improvements, as a gamer.
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Software_Lover  +   1121d ago
I like the RT tablet, I just cannot use it for what I want. I need the pro.
rpgenius420  +   1121d ago
I have the Samsung Series 7 Slate and I'm running win8. Nothing can compete with this except the Surface pro or a new version of this slate. It is a bit more pricier than the surface pro, but its better than any other tablet on the market right now. I also have an iPad I gave to my nephew because I out grew it. They are for the children while us grown folks need to get work done son!
Software_Lover  +   1121d ago
@ RPGENIUS

I looked at those about about a month ago because it was taking too long for the Pro to come out. I just need the HD screen of the pro.

But if anyone is interested, there are a few Series 7 slates on ebay without the HDD's going for under $600. I have a spare SSD laying around and I was tempted, lol
SilentNegotiator  +   1121d ago
Stop saying that everyone that dislikes it hasn't tried it. Windows fanatics have been puking that logic for every version of Windows 8 ever since Windows 8 launched.

Windows 8 beta is out: "Uh, you just haven't TRIED it!"
Windows 8/RT launches: "You just haven't tried it!"
Windows out for months: "You just haven't tried it!"

Most of them have tried it. Stop kidding yourself.
Ulf  +   1121d ago
I honestly don't know any actual people who have tried Win8, for more than a week (i.e. "f0r Re4Lz"), who don't now like it -- and its installed on a fair number of machines where I work, already. Some apps need some work, yeah -- I have one, in particular, that crashes on me like 2x per day, but that's not the OS' fault, and not really any different from any new app revisions on new OSes. Win8 itself is pretty cool, once you get over the hurdle of new-ness.

I honestly believe most of the jokers who jump down its throat, on the internet, are well.. trolls looking for something to troll. When you know more RL persons who use it, and like it, than you know trolls on the internet who hate it (but repost their hate alot, because that's how they thrive)... it's hard to take the trolls' arguments seriously.
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