ASUS chairman not happy with Windows RT

Windows RT has emerged as the proverbial red-headed stepchild of the tablet ecosystem, cursed by under-performing launch devices, a less than impressive app library, and the ever-present specter of much more capable Windows 8 Pro-based tablets looming over it. We’ve already seen Microsoft take steps to make its own Surface RT more attractive to consumers, but for some other manufacturers, it may already be too late. ASUS chairman Jonney Shih has just been talking about his company’s efforts with Windows RT, and he doesn’t have much good to say.

Shih describes ASUS’s experience in the Windows RT scene as “not very promising,” and while he doesn’t go so far as to say that there won’t be another Vivo Tab RT (above), he’s clear that as far as ASUS and Windows tablets are concerned, full-blown Windows 8 and Intel chips are where its interests lie.

The exec also talks a little about tablet form factors, and though ASUS may come out with a new eight-inch Win8 model, he’s more enthusiastic about the idea of ten-inch devices.

Source: AllThingsD
Via: PCWorld

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