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There have been about two million Windows RT tablets shipped globally, fewer than the 4-4.5 million units originally expected to be shipped as of the end of 2012, and actual sales so far are likely to be less than one million units, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Since Microsoft announced Surface in mid-2012, some partners gave up plans to develop Windows RT tablets, resulting in the launch of Surface RT and only several other Windows RT tablets developed by Asustek Computer, Samsung Electronics, Lenovo and Dell, the sources pointed out. Sales of all other Windows RT tablets are estimated at about 4000,000 units, short of original expectations, the sources indicated. '


RT is going to be killed less than six months after its release. Wow... just wow. I thought RT was supposed to be the next best thing for office worker productivity? Why didn't it take off? Don't workers know they can be more productive with a Surface RT? It's not a toy, like the iPad, ya know.
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http://bgr.com/2013/01/30/sales-of-windows-rt-devices-said-to-be-less-than-1-million-units-311778/?utm_source=trending-widget&utm_medium=home
RT is going to be killed less than six months after its release. Wow... just wow. I thought RT was supposed to be the next best thing for office worker productivity? Why didn't it take off? Don't workers know they can be more productive with a Surface RT? It's not a toy, like the iPad, ya know.

i dunno, I use it at work. it's like having my own little portable laptop at my meetings. Very convenient. Perfect substitute for office related work
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Since when is the average laptop not portable?
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Kind of sucks for people that bought it. With Nexus Devices so cheap and Samsung/Apple domination in Adndroid/iOS Windows will have a hard time.
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Since when is the average laptop not portable?

Once you see how portable the surface tablet is, when compared to a laptop, you really don't go back. (imo)

Having the ability to just open and close the screen in a matter of a second - Faster
Carrying it in one hand like a small notepad - Lighter
Not plugging it in all day - Longer Battery Life / Productivity
Ability to use as a slate

Walking around an office building with an opened laptop just isn't that feasible. it's not like a company is going to give us all Asus Zenbooks -_-
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Once you see how portable the surface tablet is, when compared to a laptop, you really don't go back. (imo)

Having the ability to just open and close the screen in a matter of a second - Faster
Carrying it in one hand like a small notepad - Lighter
Not plugging it in all day - Longer Battery Life / Productivity
Ability to use as a slate

Walking around an office building with an opened laptop just isn't that feasible. it's not like a company is going to give us all Asus Zenbooks -_-


The asus transformer has been around for how many years now? Not to mention it has SD card slot, USB, and oh yeah more juice.
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The asus transformer has been around for how many years now? Not to mention it has SD card slot, USB, and oh yeah more juice.

Can use that as a power Excel user? Can you attach an external monitor and use it in extended view with a standard keyboard/mouse?
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The word "Transformer" has been tainted by the movies and the movies associate with General Motors and their bankruptcy and bailouts.
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It has been said, according to x source, it was apparent that it was said that expectations were apparently said to be.....according to x source.

It has also been said that, things were said, by a person. According to x source who apparently believed that it was said by them. Apparently.

Why is it so hard for these kinds of articles to actually have references?


Anyway.

Their distribution strategy was less than ideal.

Having them only be available in MS stores (that basically don't exist anywhere but America....and even then, there are only how many?) wasn't really going to work out too well.
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It has been said, according to x source, it was apparent that it was said that expectations were apparently said to be.....according to x source.

It has also been said that, things were said, by a person. According to x source who apparently believed that it was said by them. Apparently.

Why is it so hard for these kinds of articles to actually have references?


Anyway.

Their distribution strategy was less than ideal.

Having them only be available in MS stores
(that basically don't exist anywhere but America....and even then, there are only how many?) wasn't really going to work out too well.

pretty much this.
I don't know anybody that shops at a windows store. I mean,you're lucky enough to even have one near you.
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