Don't expect HP to have a change of heart about building Windows RT devices anytime soon. Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's Personal Systems Group, said he's "not a big [Windows] RT fan" in an interview with CITEworld.
Bradley didn't explain his disdain for Windows RT, which runs the same ARM-based processors found in most smartphones and tablets, but the operating system does have some limitations compared to Windows 8. Windows RT can't install any desktop software – it can only download apps from the Windows Store – and the strongest ARM-based chips still don't compare to the most powerful Intel processors for laptops and hybrids.
So far, Asus, Dell and Samsung are the only third-party PC makers to announceWindows RT tablets. In June, HP held off on its own plans to sell Windows RT devices, saying that it would instead focus on Windows 8 devices with x86 chips, such as those made by Intel. A rumor from Semiaccurate claimed that Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT tablet factored into HP's decision.