It has been long said that the desktop PC is on its way out. The laptops and the smart phones were seen as the last nails on the desktop PC coffin. However, surprisingly though the sales for the desktop PCs have slowed down, it is obvious that people are still buying the desktop PCs. Industry analysts are of the opinion that with the advent of the Windows RT OS, the desktop might just be out for good.
How is Windows RT OS different from the other Windows 8 OS editions?
The Windows RT is meant for the ARM architecture computer devices. It is the most commonly used software architecture used in the mobile and handheld devices. In the era of Apple iPads, it was clear that for Microsoft to maintain its market position it needs to provide an OS that would run smoothly on ARM devices. The answer was the Windows RT operating system.
The Windows RT does not disappoint. Overall, it is a good enough operating system for the ARM handheld devices. The performance is not that great as you would expect from the normal Windows 8 OS and the Microsoft Windows repair servers were busy with many queries, but, on the whole, good enough for a first attempt from the Microsoft camp.
No one can deny that ARM platform has many advantages over the X64 platform. They generally cost less and consume less power. The mobile and handheld devices have generally found the platform very useful when it comes to designing portable and low cost products. The other main advantage of the ARM platform is the fact that since it is less power consuming the users will definitely get more running time from the same battery than the x64 devices.
Microsoft took the challenge even one-step further. They have spent a lot of time and money in designing a tablet on their own. This is a first step for Microsoft. One also has to appreciate the new Microsoft Web store and improvements they made to their Microsoft Windows repair website to take care of the hardware-related queries.
Some of the industry analysts were of the opinion that Microsoft may be trying to upstage Apple in their own game. Apple is famous for complete vertical integration of their products. They design most of the components from hardware to the software in house.
Certainly, this strategy has many advantages. One of the reasons, the Apple devices are so well designed and user-friendly is the fact that both the hardware and software are designed by the same people giving a more better synchronisation.
How all this affects the future of Desktop computers?
With the powerful and trendy Apple IPads and now the Windows RT tablets, it is clear that the desktop PCs are facing a dark future. Most of the young generation users prefer touch screen user interface and portable designs. The ARM architecture is the best bet for this.
Though Apple IPads are indeed very popular, Microsoft Windows maintains its position as the most widely used operating system in the world. Not to mention the fact that Apple products tend to be little more expensive than the rivals are. If Microsoft can attract all the Windows users to the ARM device using the Windows RT OS as the platform, that many think will make a big difference.
Microsoft has made it clear its intentions to provide the Windows users a similar user experience when they are using the new operating system on different devices and platforms. If they indeed manage to achieve that, this would mean that the Windows 8 desktop users would be able to experience the same functionalities and features on the Windows RT devices as well as the Windows 8 desktop systems.
About the 2-in-1 devices
Some computer manufacturers worried that not just the desktop PCs but also the laptop computers themselves might become obsolete in the near future. The new trend among the computer manufacturers is to provide these two-in-one devices that can be used both as a laptop or a tablet. You can really detach the monitor part of your laptop and use it as a tablet, whenever needed.
The Microsoft Windows RT Surface
The Microsoft Windows RT Surface tablet gave us all the signs that they would eventually replace the Windows desktop PCs. The Windows RT Surface came with a detachable keyboard and a kickstand. You can use the kickstand and the keyboard to use the Microsoft Surface as a mini desktop computer. In addition, the Microsoft Windows repair services for the product was excellent.
However, performance-wise, the Microsoft Surface was a disappointment, and it did not allow the users to install and use thirty party applications in most of the Surface OS editions. The soon to-be-released Windows 8.1 update will act as the Microsoft Windows repair tool for the OS rectifying many of the glitches.
With the long battery life and the ever-improving processors, soon Windows RT tablets running on ARM-based devices will give you almost the same performance as the desktop PCs and that indeed would be the death knell for them.Google+