1. bionicgt's Avatar
    Is it better, is it worse? does it support more apps or less apps, is it less supported ? what's the difference? o___O ?
    06-05-2014 12:11 PM
  2. jomarr's Avatar
    RT is basically Windows 8 without the desktop features
    8 is the mobile and desktop in one OS

    Both share thesame Marketplace for apps but the real advantage of Windows 8 is the Desktop which means you can run programs like Photoshop, iTunes etc on it

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    06-05-2014 12:14 PM
  3. Blacklac's Avatar
    Win 8/8.1 lite. :p
    06-05-2014 12:14 PM
  4. David P2's Avatar
    WIndows RT doesn't run on Intel/AMD x86/x64 processors - it runs on ARM processors (same things in 99% of all mobile phones and many other electrical appliances). Since ARM and x86/x64 have totally different instruction sets, they can only run apps/programs written for that particular processor - which is why RT is limited to store apps and comes with a specific version of Office.

    Another advantage is that a Surface RT would get nowhere near as hot as a normal Surface because ARM processors don't run anywhere near as hot as an Intel/AMD processor, so battery life would be improved.

    End of the day - if all you do is a bit of word processing/spreadsheets and playing games from the Store (i think the RT comes with some form of music and video app), that would suffice. Anything more than that you would want a Pro.
    xandros9 likes this.
    06-05-2014 12:26 PM
  5. Guzzler3's Avatar
    The biggest difference is Apps vs. Programs.

    Windows RT: Runs Apps (installed from the Windows Store).
    Windows 8.x: Runs Apps (installed from the Windows Store), AND runs Programs (Quicken, Photoshop, etc.).
    Philip Hamm likes this.
    06-06-2014 01:22 PM
  6. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    OMG, REALLY???

    HERE : Win8 vs WinRT
    gkrew and Dennis Wackendorff like this.
    06-06-2014 01:31 PM
  7. Dennis Wackendorff's Avatar
    OMG, REALLY???



    HERE : Win8 vs WinRT

    h h das Feature kannte ich von Bing noch gar nicht. ๐Ÿ‘
    06-09-2014 07:40 AM

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