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Windows on ARMMicrosoft set the standard for Windows RT-based hardware, but is there still room for partners to sell compelling alternatives? We take our first Qualcomm-powered Windows RT tablet for a spin to determine if Samsung's ATIV Tab is worth waiting for.


Now that we're a few months into the life of Windows RT and Windows 8, we're noticing a number of trends that describe the way we use tablets based on the ARM and x86 architectures.

Despite the apparent freedom offered by Microsoft, Windows RT just isn't the productivity enabler we were hoping it'd be. It's nice to have Office, but there's just so much else missing. And once you hit that first must-have piece of software you can't use on an ARM-based device, the honeymoon is over and you're back to more typical tablet-oriented usage patterns.

Samsung ATIV Tab

On the other hand, although Intel's dual-core Atom Z2760 is definitely underpowered as a desktop workstation replacement, the compatibility story of x86 is a major boon (and that's before we launch into any discussion of performance or power consumption). Devices like Lenovo's upcoming Helix will help address any concerns about the Atom with an Ivy Bridge-based Core i7, a 1920x1080 display, and up to 10 hours of battery life.

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