Talk to your PC tech before buying a Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft Surface 8 ProToday, October 26, 2012, you will be able to buy a Windows 8 Tablet, Laptop or Desktop. If you are looking for a Windows Tablet, be aware that there are two flavors of  Windows 8 running on tables, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 RT. I am sure many of you are asking yourself, what is he talking about?

Microsoft certainly knows how to confuse consumers and IT professionals alike, but I will try help you make sense of it all without any technobabble.

Starting October 26, 2012 the Microsoft Surface tablet (starting at $499) becomes available and it only comes with Windows 8 RT pre-installed. Windows RT is the light (tablet) version of Windows 8. Windows 8 RT is only on tablets running ARM processors, the kind that smart phones and tablets use.

Surface 8 Pro 2Windows 8 RT will not be able to install most traditional Windows programs (apps). If you need a tablet with full Windows capabilities, you should wait for a Windows 8 Pro Surface Tablet coming in January 2013.

Images taken from Microsoft’s website where you can find more information about the Microsoft Surface tablet.

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