Windows RT 8.1 available and it’s a surprisingly big deal

2013-Oct-19 | Tags: 81surface-2surface-rt

Windows on ARMMicrosoft’s big news this week was, of course, the official release of Windows 8.1, but what was less discussed was the fact that Windows RT had received the same update. Windows 8.1 RT is here, and it is a dramatic improvement over the previous iteration.

Windows RT was supposed to be a big deal for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, it was consumer-grade Windows on ARM processors, something which had never happened before. It also meant affordable machines for users who simply wanted apps, IE and, Microsoft Office.

Starting with the Surface RT, this experiment was less than successful out of the box. The experience was unpolished and Microsoft had compromised in a lot of the wrong places, at least as far as the demands of casual Windows users went...

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