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BLOG: Windows chief: We're with ARM and RT for the long haul; Haswell-based tablets will be ready this fall

Preston Gralla | May 16, 2013
Windows executive says that Microsoft won't abandon RT-based tablets and ARM platform even with poor sales.

During her talk, Reller said that Microsoft's relationship with Intel hasn't been harmed by the use of ARM chips for RT tablets, saying that its "relationship, and work we're doing with Intel, has never been stronger."

She noted that full-blown Windows 8 tablets running on Intel's low-power Haswell chipset will be ready by the fall, in time for back-to-school shopping. That's a lot more important for Microsoft  than ARM. Over time, the market will decide which technology is better, full-blown Windows tablets on low-power Intel chips, or RT tablets on ARM chips. Eventually full-blown Windows will win, and RT will be an afterthought at best.


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