Windows 8, a touch-able, completely remained version of its nearly three-decade old PC operating system, is launched last year. Microsoft also released two related operating systems called Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. They look exactly alike, there are some small variations between Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, but there’s fundamental technical difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT. Therefore, we compared Windows 8 with Windows RT to help you choose the right one for your needs.
|Windows 8||Windows RT|
|Release Date||October 26||October 26|
Microsoft Official Price: Windows 8 upgrade $119.99 USD ERP
|Windows RT is literally priceless, because you can’t buy it, but licensing fees to manufacturers should be significantly less than for Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.|
|Hardware||Only runs on x86 devices, powered by Intel or AMD chips.||Only runs on ARM-powered devices. ARM chips tout better battery life and lower prices.|
|Battery Life||Has an estimated battery life between 6 and 8 hours.||Has “all-day” battery life, or between 8 and 13 hours.|
|Interface||Full-featured Start Screen and desktop mode.||Only has a desktop mode: won’t be able to run any third-party software on the desktop in Windows RT|
|Software Support||It not only supports all your old Windows software that runs on Windows 7, Vista and XP, but also a batch of new, tablet-like app available through the just-launched Windows Store.||Windows RT only run Start app, and the only place to get software is through Windows Store. On the other hand, it doesn’t support any Windows software that ran on older versions of Windows.|
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