Speaking at Lenovo’s 2013 press conference at IFA Germany, Lenovo executive answered during Q&A session that there is no need for Windows RT devices. He said that with the arrival of power efficient processors like Intel Haswell and Bat Trail, you no need to have a choice between long battery life and good performance. Users will be able to run full Windows 8 and also enjoy a full day of battery life from a single charge, so there’s is not much need for a low-power version that runs Windows RT.
Microsoft announced Windows RT as a fully-fledged Microsoft operating system that is compatible with ARM-architecture to make the devices running on it thin and have long battery life. Currently, Microsoft(considering Nokia is also part of Microsoft) is the only manufacturer developing on Windows RT platform.
Microsoft lists following as the advantages of Windows RT PCs. I think recent Windows 8 tablets based on Intel processors also offers most of the below without any compromises.
- Thin, light, and designed for touch, Windows RT PCs are great for life on the go.
- Windows RT PCs stay connected even in sleep mode and resume quickly.
- Keep in touch and have fun with built-in apps like Mail, People, Messaging, Photos, SkyDrive, Music, Video, and more.
- Windows RT only runs built-in apps or apps that you download from the Windows Store.
- Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, and Windows Update are turned on by default, so you’re automatically up to date and more secure.
- Comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview * so you can do more with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
What do you think? Should Microsoft validate their Windows RT offering with more new devices that have great design and experience?