1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I was thinking of buying one of them
    12-18-2014 08:50 PM
  2. stephen_az's Avatar
    The Surface has an ARM processor and better battery life but the OS is Windows RT which means it cannot run x86 based 32 bit and 64 bit desktop applications (the ones you run on any Windows laptop or desktop). Only real exception is the fact Microsoft has ported Office 2013 Home and Student to run on ARM processors. Surface Pro 2 has an Intel processor and runs the full catalog of 32 bit and 64 bit Windows applications. It has, however, also been discontinued and has been replaced by Surface Pro 3.
  3. stephen_az's Avatar
    The Surface has an ARM processor and better battery life but the OS is Windows RT which means it cannot run x86 based 32 bit and 64 bit desktop applications (the ones you run on any Windows laptop or desktop). Only real exception is the fact Microsoft has ported Office 2013 Home and Student to run on ARM processors. Surface Pro 2 has an Intel processor and runs the full catalog of 32 bit and 64 bit Windows applications. It has, however, also been discontinued and has been replaced by Surface Pro 3.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-18-2014 08:57 PM

Similar Threads

  1. WTS Acer Iconia W4 32 Gb Tablet and Two Cases
    By Scienceguy Labs in forum Marketplace Archive
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 04-08-2015, 04:24 PM
  2. Screen keeps flashing on and off and buzzing?
    By Windows Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-18-2014, 08:34 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-18-2014, 07:42 PM
  4. Foscam Pro lets you keep an eye on your property from your Windows Phone
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-18-2014, 05:30 PM
  5. Here's the current list of smartphones with the Lumia Denim update in Africa and the Middle East
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-18-2014, 05:11 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD