Some more rumors of Windows 10 Mobile SKU for ARM and ATOM

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  1. Mesosphere

    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Right, I actually am ok with that if that is their reason (and they actually do provide a buy up option). But the reason is just my speculation.

    I wonder though, assuming the above happens, is it possible win 10 will be a free upgrade for win 8 tablets? If so, and a windows 8 tablet user upgrades. Will they now have to pay to get something back that they already bought (for $0), or will desktop sku automatically upgrade to desktop.
     
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  2. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    If it is a free upgrade, any SST running Windows 8.1 with Bing (or the earlier free/low cost SKU) will get Mobile and if the SST is running Pro or Higher they would get the standard Windows 10 SKU with Continuum.

    Another thing to remember, Windows 8.1 is about 12-14GB installed and even using WIMBoot it is 6-8GB so on the 16GB machines the desktop kills most functionality. Doing an upgrade on these devices are going to be troublesome at best...
     
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    I think most of the 8 inch tablets with 32 and 64 gb eMMC do not have Win Pro.
     
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    This will basically make them all RT devices, and we all know how that turned out last time...
     
  5. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Let's not write them off just yet, lets see what Universal Apps and Office Touch bring to the equation....
     
  6. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    In this forum it is surely an uphill battle.
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Oh....I know, remember I liked RT :)
     
  8. Mesosphere

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    Jeff will never give up the battle =)

    I don't blame him. There is a market for RT I think. It just doesn't include me and the whole sub 10" atom market (or even most of it). I think the RT market is current RT users, some of the atom market, plus some as yet unconverted iPad and android users.
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    Me?????
     
  10. bloodycape

    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    I too also like the idea of RT, specially since I have a Yoga RT. However, for me the biggest downfall of RT was/is the 2gb of ram, and the Tegra 3 cpu(at first I was okay with it, but the fact it can struggle sometimes with basic browsing has me frustrated). Can't say if the Snapdragon cpu in Samsung RT or the Tegra 4 devices are better, but Tegra 3 was a bit underpowered. Atom RT could be interesting for say people who aren't powerusers, but for a person like me, the desktop is key, even on an ARM based RT device.

    P.S. it would be nice to have a 3rd party browser option.
     
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