and none not running full Windows 8 which shows that MSFT is not hindering x86 tablets just like it won't hinder x86 phones if users want a fuller windows experience. x86 has already made inroads anyway with being enabled for Windows 10 Mobile as it wasn't for Windows Mobile. Adding desktop mode for a premium x86 Windows 10 Mobile brand is just a logical next step and will happen eventually, it is inevitable.
' the point being that these (small) tablets can't run full legacy windows even when using an x86 core.'
You are wrong, they can, Intel just chooses to disable the feature just like other features it disables like hyperthreading in lower skus etc. It can be switched on overnight with a software update upgrade for x86 if needed. This really is not a problem, just a marketing sku differentiation and anyway there are also no Atom tablets that do not run full Windows 8.
Feb 2nd 2011 (26.17) and Feb 17th 2011 (26.01)
'I tried & tried & tried again to let him know there's money to be made without using INtel fabs'
and your problem is that you think Intel only makes money with its Fabs and not its IP which is even more naive.
The only snag with this childish post is that you was pumping NVDA at 26 in 2011 and it still has not recovered from then ;-). INTC meanwhile is well above its 2011 prices.
and just leave the ARM version as it is now, Windows 10 Mobile. Like I said this is not rocket science.
It's not the same problem because no-one in the world expects their mobile phone to run full legacy windows now unlike their Pcs and tablets it is clearly a *new* function rather than a *missing* one like RT. You can make it crystal clear by calling the x86 version - Windows 10 Mobile Desk or something similar. Seriously you really do reach for your strawmen !
Eventually a gigantic clue-stick will thump MSFT hard enough for it to realize that the route for it to obtain mobile differentiation is not to ape Apple or Google years after they created their markets but for it to migrate as much of full windows functionality to mobile devices and only x86 enables this. Reminds of that famous Churchill saying "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." , just substitute Microsoft for Americans.
' This is the RT communication problem. '
It's quite simple, just call the x86 version - Windows (Mobile) 10 Professional and the ARM version - Windows (Mobile) 10 Basic. It's not rocket science to differentiate your o/s due to functionality and MSFT have done it for years, e.g. windows basic, professional, student, server etc. This is a total non-problem.
The company *has* to defend 2.85 with buybacks otherwise future easy upwards elasticity like we just saw with the rise to 4 will be lost. There is just too much volume wrapped up in the 200 DMA/SMA and older moving averages (LMT sale and earlier) that needs to be supported otherwise it will turn into a hard resistance ceiling.
Intel should also look at adapting the WindowsRT version of Office for x86 so that there is still some Office functionality when not docked. There is no reason why MSFT can't actually get a decent overall traditional Wiondows experience for phone users pooling all the development it has done so far and adapting it for x86.
You are completely right, enabling a full desktop windows ability when docked could open up a whole new lucrative market for Msft and Intel. Mobile businessmen would love it.
Legacy windows code does not run on ARM which is why Windows RT has been retired and MSFT will not waste another billion or so trying again so if full windows is activated on phones only x86 will get it.
It won't beat Atom micro-server pricing and currently ARM server chips are in Atom class not lush Xeon class. Sparc and Power have a better chance of increasing their market share than ARM as their server chips can actually perform. ARM will remain at less than 1% market-share for the foreseeable future as I have already been saying for years. ARM servers are just a PR gimmick to pump up their share price as they have a growth story to maintain.
'The FACT, however, is that any Windows 10 device under a certain screensize doesn't have access to the desktop, regardless of what chip it has or if it's docked or not. This is MS policy for Windows 10. Perhaps MS will change this overtime? '
There is no technical reason why MSFT can't make a future exception for x86 devices if it sees it can get a competitive advantage doing so. This is something that could take up a life of its own if there is latent demand for a more fuller Windows experience on phones and only x86 allows MSFT that option. MSFT has already chopped and changed its Windows mobility rules many time already scrabbling to get traction.
The LMT sale moving averages (199-204 MA) are now at 2.85 so that is the new defense line for company buybacks up from 2.80 from 6 weeks ago. That was a good rise to 4 and back not requiring much volume on either side but is only the first phase of a long series of repeated attacks in that direction until resistance at 4 is eventually overcome and converted into support.
My views on climate change are based on my interpretation of the scientific facts and not politics like you. None of my views are based on politics as I generally think good ideas are not the sole province of any particular political strain. You really do have a strange black and white view of the world, very indicative of non-independent thinking. The best way to defeat trolls is to either out-argue them with undeniable facts or just plain ignore/mock them when their ideas are so ridiculous. Descending to their level is not a good strategy but at least I know what you are doing now ...