Windows RT devices to sport up to 17 days of connected standby, some are thinner than the new iPad

Windows RT devices to sport up to 17 days of connected standby, some are thinner than the new iPad
The whole purpose of Windows RT is for Microsoft's most important operating system edition so far to take advantage of the frugal processors with ARM architecture, and it seems that the undertaking will carry the intended advantages, according to the latest "Building Windows 8" blog post by Redmond.

Windows RT tablets and notebooks will have a feature similar to Apple's PowerNap, where they maintain their connected state while powering down most other battery-drawing functions. Thus the active standby of an Windows RT device has shown in internal tests to be between 13.3 to the whopping 17 days of staying connected on a single charge, while HD video playback has continued from 8 hours to 13 hours, depending on the tested device.

Scenario

Early production range

HD Video Playback

8 hours to 13 hours of scenario run time

Connected Standby

320 hours to 409 hours of scenario run time


Microsoft spilled some more beans what kind of devices can we expect at launch with Windows RT - they will be made by Asus, Samsung, Dell and Lenovo, and will have 10.1 to 11.6" screens in a tablet and convertible notebook form factors. The lightest ones seem to be just 520g, whereas thickness hits 8.35mm, which means that we will have a Win RT slate that will be thinner than the new iPad.

System characteristics

Measurement range

Weight (g)

520g to 1200g

Length (mm)

263mm to 298mm

Width (mm)

168.5mm to 204mm

Height (mm)

8.35mm to 15.6mm


source: Microsoft

Evolution of an Asus Windows RT device from prototype to retail product

Evolution of an Asus Windows RT device from prototype to retail product


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37 Comments

1. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

from all the pics I've seen the Surface looks to be much thicker compared to the iPad. Do I assume that there will be size variants???

3. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

You can always choose other windows 8/rt tabs made by asus , Samsung or whatever that is available

6. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

im still waiting to see Nokia's W8 tablet

32. Suts_97

Posts: 127; Member since: May 05, 2012

If there is...

17. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

The Microsoft Surface RT version will be a little bit thiner than the iPad - 9.3cm vs 9.4cm, but the Pro version will be thicker - 1,35cm.

33. microsoftexclusive.com

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

9.3 cm? hahaha have u ever seen cm on a measuring tap?

2. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

it looks like an ipad and galaxy tab, will apple gonna sue?

7. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

omg you are right its in the form of a rectangle must be an ipad copy

8. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

hahaha. i think not, they just choose whom to sue, if you're the top smartphone maker, then you're gonna be sued.

19. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Nope...MS is paying Apple for sketches made by 3yr old!

4. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i wish RT will get games like portal, crysis, left for dead and resident evil... and i hope it's powerfulk enough for sony vegas pro and photoshop... if not, screw RT. pro is the way to go.

5. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

No Vaio and No HP = No RT for me

14. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

And I don't know again why people disliked my comment. I fairly meant by comment that is: I've tried all the manufacturers that are making the RT tablets, and I like none of them neither their customer service and after sale support. I, like both Sony VAIO and HP because they do make amazing hardware with superb software and great after sale support. ^Why in the world would this get 6 dislikes Are you hurt because I don't like your favorite manufacturer's device? Seriously, grow up and stop being fanboys...

18. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Don't worry too much. It sees someone with 6 accounts went on disliking ALL comments in this article. You can see that all the previous comments also have 6 dislikes. He disliked all one by one... childish

9. Yousiff

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

oh oh, that 'similar feature' can get microsoft into trouble. :)) SUE ! apple is pretty sensitive though.

10. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

wow, why are there 3 dislikes on every comment? looks like trolls are aboard! ps, i expect dislikes too :P

11. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

ok, 5 now!

13. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Not Trolls. But I think haters!

15. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

i think its one person with 6 accounts, since all of the comments were disliked in order, like first all had 1, then 2 and 6 at the last count

16. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

childish ppl, how does a question get disliked?

12. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Lot ov Windows dislikes!

21. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Only way im buying a w8 tablet is if they introduce the 8 or 7" form factor, 10" is way to big to carry around in your sidebag all day, and quite frankly, i dont need those 2". hope nokia comes up with a nice colorful one...

22. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Waiting for my dislikes :D

24. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Le wild dislike appears :D

25. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Lmao ur post made me laugh ogy.dogy waiting for my dislikes! And u got few straight away. Looks like its iFans or Fandroids thumbing down all....?

26. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Lol, it seems you cant write anyithing apple-negative or msoft-positive without people trolling. well up theirs :D

23. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I think it's apple fans doing the thumbing down, since some variant of tablet might be thinner than their precious ipod Jumbo. The current model is thicker than the 2, so it's no surprise something thinner comes out. Personally I don't mind a little thickness if it means better battery life and more powerful hardware

34. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Since you accused Apple fans of supplying the thumbs down, and since you don't have any thumbs down so far, I can only assume that whomever is thumbing others down likes what you said. Therefore, they probably are not Apple fans. Considering we are on a Windows Phone related article, they probably are not Windows Phone fans either. I wouldn't venture BlackBerry fans as a guess as their numbers are dwindling. Which leaves us with the obvious conclusion, the one we all knew from the start - I'll let you figure that one out.

35. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Fandroids and few iFans.!

27. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

I would prefer more players to get into the game before I purchase mine but at the same time I wonder if these partners can really produce something that I will find desirable. Either way, on a stats basis alone these will be beasts.

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