Re: RT seems pointless now
I agree with you JDX. Indeed I find some of the take in this article rather strange.
"That sounds like bad news for Windows RT fondlers. Even if Redmond isn't killing off its ARM OS now, the fact that it won't promise full feature parity with Windows 10"
RT did not have full feature parity with Windows x86 at any stage - and I believe was never intended to. It was intended by Sinofsky to compete with iPad/iOS, not with its x86 older brother and we all know how well that went. As you point out full fat Windows devices are popping up at almost all price points and with Intel (finally) getting its act together when it comes to producing chips that really tackle the power consumption/processing power relationship in a way that begins to make sense in the context of tablets, both price-wise and performance-wise, then it is difficult to see any point in RT at all. With the former Windows Division boss out of the way then I suspect that the general balance of opinion amongst senior managers at Redmond may have swung decisively in the direction of not seeing any point in RT, at least not to the degree or in the same way as Sinofsky conceived of it.