Windows RT, the gimpy version of Windows for tablets, isn’t getting a full upgrade to Windows 10 as the desktop and phone are. Instead, they get “an update … which will have some of the functionality of Windows 10.”. Windows RT isn’t a bad OS. The Surface RT is a good device. However, when you compare it to the Surface Pro or some of the other (less expensive) Windows 8.1 devices running a full version of Windows 8.1, it really can’t compare.
I left the iPad due to it’s limitations. It’s strictly a tablet and has a productivity barrier. Even with some decent apps and a Bluetooth keyboard, I was limited quite a bit. The RT has the same limitations. Going to a full edition of Windows is an easy solution.
Honestly, I can’t say I’m surprised. If anything, I’m more surprised that it’s lasted this long. After third party OEM’s dropped RT, and the limited install base, I would have thought it’d be dropped a year ago. I’m glad they are supporting it for those users that did buy into it. I would love to have an RT device. I have a Surface Pro 3, which does great. But, I’d love a second device to use strictly as a tablet – e-reader, apps, some games, Office. Great battery life, and simple and sweet.
The company on Wednesday spent nearly two and a half hours at a press event talking up Windows 10, the latest version of its operating system that’s trying to fix the problems from Windows 8. But it devoted only a few seconds to Windows RT, saying during a Q&A with reporters that it is “working on an update for Windows RT as well.”