Windows 8 RTM walkthrough video

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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33 Comments

1. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Have a question, hope i get an answer. Will windows RT support PC games like "warcraft"?

4. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

No, RT only support Metro apps.

5. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

7. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

26. SleepingOz unregistered

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

29. vslayer

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 12, 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 :)

20. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Thanks for the info. :)

10. MeoCao unregistered

This is W8, not RT

17. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

23. MeoCao unregistered

The video shows Windows 8, not Windows 8 RT. Did you watch the video?

30. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

31. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

15. ReformedCtrlZ

Posts: 13; Member since: May 16, 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.

19. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Thanks for the info. :)

24. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 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

2. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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!

6. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

9. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

18. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

21. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

3. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

8. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Why didn't he demo Xbox smartglass?

11. ReformedCtrlZ

Posts: 13; Member since: May 16, 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.

12. ReformedCtrlZ

Posts: 13; Member since: May 16, 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.

22. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i dont recall fans in their design O_o

13. blattlaus

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 12, 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.

16. blattlaus

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 12, 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.

14. joewood72

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

25. Hamdan

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

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

27. li0nh3art

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 05, 2012

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

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