ASUS Will Avoid Windows RT For Now According To Chairman

/ 5 years ago


In an interview with AllThingsD the ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih stated that ASUS would be avoiding the Windows RT operating system because he didn’t see that the platform had the ability to be successful. He said that “The result is not very promising” with Windows RT.

While he didn’t rule out the possibility of using Windows RT in the future he did say that the immediate focus at ASUS (in terms of Windows) is on Intel-powered Windows 8(.1) tablets. This means ASUS will continue to focus on fully fledged Windows-based tablets that can run traditional Windows Apps.

The ASUS chairman also stated he believed Microsoft’s decision to remove the start menu from Windows 8 was a mistake, so no doubt he approves of the changes made in Windows 8.1 That said ASUS are by no means giving up on Windows products:

“The company recently introduced the Transformer Book Trio, which runs both Windows and Android, and the company is evaluating building smaller 10-inch and eight-inch Windows tablets.” according to AllThingsD.

Image courtesy of AllThingsD (Asa Mathat)

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