- Asus VivoTab with Windows RT gets $50 price cut; free keyboard
- Download the First BitTorrent Client for Windows RT and Surface RT
- Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 on Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Server 2012
- How to Enable Flash Websites on Windows RT and Surface RT
- How to Create Shutdown and Reboot Tiles on Windows 8’s Start Screen
- Microsoft shows you why the Asus VivoTab RT is better than the iPad in new video
- New Surface RT commercial emphasizes features
- Dell now selling the XPS 10 Windows RT tablet for $299.99
- HTC allegedly preps high-res R7 and R12 Windows RT Blue tablets for Q3 launch
- Acer waits for Windows RT 8.1 to make tablet decision
- How to Easily Add Websites to the Flash Whitelist on Windows RT
- Microsoft, The Web Is No Longer Good Enough; Windows RT Needs Apps And Fast
- Email for Windows RT: Help is on the way
- Windows RT Whitelist Tool Provides Quick, Easy Way to Enable Flash for Certain Sites
- Comprehensive Guide to Microsoft Surface (and Windows RT) with 50+ Tips and Tricks
- Hacking Windows RT Journal: Part 1
- You can run legacy apps on jailbroken Windows RT and will be able to use a third-party app store (soon)
- You Can Now Run x86 Legacy Windows Apps On Surface / Windows RT
- Hack Enables x86 Applications to Run on Windows RT
- Windows RT Jailbreak Tool Still Available, Microsoft Seems to Ignore It
Windows on ARM - Windows RT
The closer we get to the actual release of Windows 8 ARM tablets the more I'm mulling over the pros and cons, and wondering just how successful such devices will actually turn out to be. At the moment Windows 7 tablets are pretty powerful machines. They have a great many advantages over every other tablet with support for just about any USB device and the ability to run full desktop apps such as Microsoft Office.
Add to this a friendly tablet interface and surely you're on to a winner!? Alas then comes the problem. There is only one but for most people it's a deal-breaker, and that is the poor battery life that comes with running Windows on Intel x86 based chips. A battery that dies on a tablet after about only four hours simply isn't good enough and there's no indications that things are going to change any time soon.
So a Windows tablet on ARM architecture must be the way to go then? Well, actually no. The problem with an ARM-based Windows 8 tablet is that you will not only forego the USB device support, but also the ability to run existing Windows desktop apps and suites. You'll have fantastic battery life but these two problems are, frankly, the reason most people want to use Windows on a tablet in the first place.