With all the advertising, RT tablets still a huge failure.
This proves ARM performance is junk.
Microsoft said the $900 million charge related to its Surface RT tablet, which was launched alongside Windows 8 in October but has not sold well.
No they are trying to sell it for $350.
Still won't sell. They have to drop it to levels that HP dropped their first tablet to which was $100 for a fire sale.
In other words, sell it as junk because it is a junk.
RT ended up being a total failure.
Microsoft needs to spend all its resources to make an Intel based tablet or phone successful.
ARM days are numbered.
I wouldn't say a complete failure. It proved which processer was for toys and which was for real work.
Look, everybody bad-mouthed the Yugo, but it was functional and got you where you were going. Not very fast, mind you, buy you still got there.
Yes, I think some of us on the board said it was going to be a failure. MS didn't want to put all its eggs in the Intel basket, I understand that but reports of WinTel's death are highly exaggerated. Folks really want the full version of Windows and all day power and an Intel chip and they want it at a sub $500 price. You put a Baytrail CPU in a tablet, load it with Windows 8 not RT and deliver it below $500 and you will sell them by the millions.