Windows RT is the mobile-friendly version of the desktop version of Windows 8. It was launched with great hype but sadly Windows RT tablets are not showing good results as far as sales are concerned. The reason behind it is that the market has got plenty of tablets already.
Since the makers are unable to find much success with the Windows RT, the Dell XPS 10 tablet that is powered with Windows RT is now being sold at a reduced price of $299. When the tablet was released, it was priced at $499. The current price shows that the manufacturers have considerably reduced the price of the Dell XPS 10 tablet.
You can say that the Dell XPS 10 tablet is the cheapest tablet in the market that is powered with Windows RT. The hardware specs of the device are not bad. It has got 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, a 10inch display screen that supports 1366 x 768 resolution, internal storage of 32GB, dedicated slot for external memory, front and rear camera and a battery that delivers battery life of up to 10 hours.
As far as the specs are concerned, the device seems to be very competitive. The major problem that has considerably reduced the sale of the device is the Windows RT OS. The Windows RT brings apps like Microsoft Office and Metro Tiles user interface. A major problem associated with Windows RT is that it does not allow you to install programs of your choice. If you want to install any software, you need to access Windows Store and check whether the software is listed there or not. If it is not listed, you won’t be able to install it.
Samsung and Acer are no longer developing devices to run on Windows RT OS. Things can be become better for Windows RT users in the near future. The recent announcement from the Microsoft camp revealed that very soon they will be releasing the Windows 8.1 update for free. The update will be able to bring significant performance enhancements to both Windows 8 and Windows RT.
Dell is trying to grab potential customers’ attention by highlighting that Dell XPS 10 tablet which is available for $299 is limited time offer. Windows RT is clearly showing signs that the OS has failed to meet Microsoft’s expectations. We hope that the Windows 8.1 update to RT can make the OS much desirable and user-friendly.