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November 6, 2012

Which windows is best for you?

by TGN

Windows RedifinedMicrosoft has released 2 new operating systems on the 26th Of October 2012. Windows 8 and Windows RT. Both on the face of it look almost identical so it might be confusing for some. Lets see the main differences below:

Availability:

Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro will be available to purchase as standalone OS as well as an upgrade while Windows RT will come built into specific devices like Surface RT and no upgrade or standalone units will be available for purchases. Basically you can call it priceless because you cant buy it.

Hardware:

Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro runs on x86 devices, either Intel or AMD and Windows RT while runs on ARM-powered devices. ARM chips offer better battery life and lower prices.

Software: This is the most important part when considering either of the 2.

Windows 8 will be able to run all software from the Windows Store and any third-party software that we are all used to using from earlier versions of windows. Windows RT only supports apps from the Windows Store meaning you cannot download any third party software from the web. As of today Windows Store has around 5,000 apps.

Battery Life:

Upcoming Windows 8 devices should have an estimated battery life between 6 and 8 hours while Windows RT will have somewhere between 10 to 20 hours depending on the machine you buy.(These are usage times and not standby)

Appearance:

Both OS are identical to look at.

What should you buy?

If you’re looking for a replacement for your daily driver then dont even think about Windows RT and go with Windows 8, however if your main usage of a tablet is watching videos, listening to music, browsing and such they go with the RT because they are thinner, cheaper, and have longer battery lives.

 

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