Originally Posted by lacrossewacker
Windows RT was relevant before when there was nothing but ARM processors that could reasonably fit within a low enough TDP for tablets.
However, now, with BayTrail and Temash coming out, x86 is just now competitively entering that market segment. No longer will we have to sacrifice form factor & battery life for functionality, and vice versa.
That being said, RT was perfectly fine for anybody who just wanted media consumption. One of the only few tablets that you can attach a mouse or keyboard too, with a OS that natively supports that input, or even a full sized USB storage device. For sharing family pictures and Netflix, it's perfectly fine. Youtube on it sucks though....
But that market is so ruled by Apple and the various android using companies these days it isn't even funny. You can't make a competitive product and expect a lot of sales. You'd have to make something that every source said is an amazing product to even get a strong foot hold in that market now.
A business tablet that can install desktop applications using the already existing volume license agreements and corporate keys is what is needed.