The more I read about WindowsRT the less it appeals. The thing that did surprise me is that the Tegra3 chipsets were even slower that the Intel Atom range. I'd have expected them running a dedicated stripped down OS without any legacy baggage to be quicker but in most of the benchmarks they're around half the speed of Intel's latest atom chipset!
ARM is actually quite slow at anything it is not specificly designed to do and has a much narrower set of instructions than x86. The intel stuff is generally going to have the raw power over it the whole time. ARM is very good efficiency wise as it is a 'flying gas can' type cpu that just has what it needs. It means that watt for watt it can equal or better the x86 stuff at the moment but you do need more of them.
Where ARM excels at the moment is integration of discrete tasks, stuff like x264 decode, noise cancellation etc. are baked in so that certain tasks can be run in hardware like an ASIC or FPGA. This allows those tasks to run quickly with low power use but if you go outside that window of prehardcoded stuff you're stuffed like Apple and its Siri issues thanks to lack of noise cancellation on earlier phones. A beefier CPU could have easily done it in software but at the expense of power consumption.
A six year old 1.6 GHz Intel Core Solo will be faster than a 1.5 GHz quad-core Tegra 3 tablet for any apps not specially designed for the SoC! :eek:
When does the Surface with windows 8 get released cant find a specific date? Not interested in the RT version as being able to utilise applications we already have is an important aspect of the trial and one which the RT apparently cant fulfil.
With regards to the query about Windows 8 RT - Any software that needs to be run on Windows 8 RT have to be separate applications written for the Windows 8 RT Operating System and have to be approved by Microsoft and placed in the Windows Store.
As such, we have no plans to support Windows 8 RT for the SIMS.net system.
I want a Pro but if it's going to be the best part of £1000 I'll stick with a laptop... this touchscreen revolution seems to be a good excuse to ramp prices (and profit margins) right back up after PCs \ laptops had pretty much hit the bottom line price-wise
localzuk said and SCCM 2012 SP1 can install them too.
When it comes to building a Metro style app for business users.....You have two options available:
*Make the app available through the Windows Store, which means the app must adhere to the same certification policies and process required for all apps in the Store
*Build the app internally or sell it directly to the enterprise, which means IT admins must distribute the app directly to end-users within the enterprise, without involving the Store.
SCCM 2012 SP1 can do both windows store apps and appx files, as well as iOS ipa, iOS store application, google play application and android apk files!