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Windows 8 RTM walkthrough video

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Windows 8 RTM walkthrough video
Windows 8 has gotten a final version that has been released to manufacturers (RTM), and there are a couple of new visuals and features, but overall the system will look very familiar to anyone who has used the Windows 8 beta. Of course, this is the full version of Windows 8 being run on a tablet, and not the more limited Windows RT (which can be confusing when talking about RTMs).

The OS looks ready to go though. All of the theme options are running, the Start screen has new background options, and the music and video marketplaces are all looking good. The video even walks through a bit of the desktop environment, and obviously some of the new perks like the Charm menu and new sharing options. 

The only thing is that the tablet it is being run on does look pretty bulky and heavy, which seems to be a trend with Windows 8 tablets. Even one of the lightest reported Windows 8 tablets (the Samsung Series 7 slate) is still half a pound heavier than the Asus Transformer Infinity, and about .4 pounds heavier than the new iPad. 

source: pocketnow

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posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:15 3

1. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Have a question, hope i get an answer.

Will windows RT support PC games like "warcraft"?

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:20 6

4. frydaexiii (Posts: 1157; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


No, RT only support Metro apps.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:22 1

5. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


we are not sure are we unless they gave the list or catagory maybe anything that RT could handle may run or matbe just apps lets hope not just the apps on store

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:24 4

7. frydaexiii (Posts: 1157; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


It's been confirmed. RT runs on ARM architecture, different from those of regular PCs, thus can't run legacy programs. It's like trying to run an .exe file on Android.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 16:03 2

26. SleepingOz (Posts: 2474; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


Really? I was considering WinRT.. =(
Guess I'll stick to Android.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 20:07 1

29. vslayer (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


for god sake RT tablets are like IPAD in general they dependent on apps in the windows store unlike the PRO version of windows 8 that is more of a full pledged pc :)

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:03

20. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Thanks for the info. :)

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:32

10. MeoCao (unregistered)


This is W8, not RT

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:01

17. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


see, i just forgot the number 8. What are you talking about not RT? I'm talking about windows 8 RT. The version made for arm processor powered windows 8.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:35

23. MeoCao (unregistered)


The video shows Windows 8, not Windows 8 RT.

Did you watch the video?

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 21:41 1

30. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


yeah, I watched it. But have you read what I commented before you comment? I'm not talking about the video. I was talking about "windows RT".

Dude, before you reply, read the comment first.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 03:01 1

31. Dr.Phil (Posts: 818; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I was about to reply for you neutralguy because I thought he did miss the point that you were not talking about the video but rather about Windows RT.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:49 4

15. ReformedCtrlZ (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 May 2011)


Windows RT only runs WinRT (metro apps), no legacy support. Any developer who wants to target Windows RT will have to port the game over to WinRT.

Also, Warcraft and other games like that are very large games. Keep in mind that Windows RT has smaller Hard drive capabilities than a traditional Laptop or Desktop. It is unlikely that large game like that will be ported. Possible, but unlikely.

I wouldn't hold my breath for older games to be ported over. As Windows 8 gains traction game developers will adopt WinRT which has Windows RT compatibility.

Also, if you're looking for heavy duty gaming, you should probably be looking at Windows 8 Pro tablets, not Windows RT tablets.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:02

19. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Thanks for the info. :)

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 13:50

24. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Then like me you are probably better off with Intel version of the surface or any other Windows 8 tablet, but next thing is with tiny 2 GB RAM will any x86 games actually run smoothly? lol

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:20 4

2. frydaexiii (Posts: 1157; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Grhhh, this video really makes me angry at Microsoft. Who the hell announces a tablet only to release it like 4 months later?

I'm going on a holiday soon and am really tempted to get a tablet to bring along but I can't because this awesome piece of s**t isn't released yet. Gahh! So frustrating!

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:24 3

6. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


to attract the developers so they start working for users since their was no win tablet to work on before i am sure thier is no other reson to announce 4 months eairlier

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:29 1

9. frydaexiii (Posts: 1157; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Yeah still, they can release it first and then the apps later.

and if that's the case they shouldn't have thrown a whole big event specifically for the surface if it isn't going to launch within at least 1 month.

It's like the consumer's worst nightmare. You have the money, yet can't buy it.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:01

18. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


thing is windows8 need a massive boost before the launch and to get it they want the developers attention very badly and the last announcment was totally developer related remeber now when win8 comes out app store will have plenty of options to select from othervise customers would have complained that it dont even have apps it is no use going for win8 tablet but now it maybe totall different story it will attract more customers this is what MS strategy is gain customer trust

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:03

21. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


its few like u and me so eager to buy it without even knowing the apps and other things most people now a days will think about other stuff they can do on it before buying one

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:20

3. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


cool i was hoping they add up the background images and they read my mind @_@ Desktop version also is intact atleast its good backup for win8

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:28

8. valapsp (Posts: 442; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Why didn't he demo Xbox smartglass?

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:40

11. ReformedCtrlZ (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 May 2011)


Because if you don't have the new dashboard beta SmartGlass doesn't really do a lot. And if he DOES have the beta Dashboard he signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement that means if he demos it Microsoft can block ALL of his accounts.

It doesn't do a lot. Basically you can just stream music/videos to the console and use it as a controller... the Game integration with smartglass isn't implemented yet.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:42

12. ReformedCtrlZ (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 May 2011)


The Tablet is bulky because it is an old HP tablet that Adam has used to demo Win8. And Windows 8 tablets are bulky because they have to include fans and more in them than other tablets. If you look at RT tablets, which run on the same processor types, you will find that weight and thickness of the tablets are comparable to Android and Apple tablets.

please fact check before posting.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 12:04

22. haseebzahid (Posts: 1775; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i dont recall fans in their design O_o

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:43

13. blattlaus (Posts: 59; Member since: 12 Dec 2010)


You might want to review the Win8/Android/iPad specs again before you comment on the size and weight of WinRT tablets- many of the specs for WinRT include the keyboard docks in the dimentions and weight as it appears they will be included instead of an accessory. Also the Series 7 is not an iPad equivalent as it is a full Win8 (not WinRT) device with a Intel processor and 11.6 inch screen- that's a screen almost 2 inches bigger than the iPad.
A better comparison is the ATIV Tab, which has a bigger screen than an iPad yet is 0.5mm thinner and 3 oz. lighter.
In fact, most of the WinRT tablets shown at IFA were thinner and lighter than the iPad3 despite having larger screens.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:50

16. blattlaus (Posts: 59; Member since: 12 Dec 2010)


BTW- all the information on the actual sizes of devices is available right on PhoneArena in the tab marked "Tablets"- feel free to check it out.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 11:48

14. joewood72 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Title is confusing. This is not Win RT. This is Windows 8.

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 14:48 2

25. Hamdan (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


such an annoying review, he was just talking about themes and backgrounds

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 17:44 1

27. li0nh3art (Posts: 26; Member since: 05 Aug 2012)


You read my mind! Thumbs down for the video! Waste of time...

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 06:06

32. Hamdan (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)


yeah..

posted on 04 Sep 2012, 19:44

28. djripster (Posts: 109; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


This isnt really Windows RT is it ?

Its just the final version of Windows 8 running on a touch optimized device

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 04:45

33. ilinkuser (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Thanks for this information, i have given this link in our blog.

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