Companies building consumer tablet computers based on Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows RT platform are experiencing a number of difficulties developing hardware, according to reports.
KitGuru cites “sources in Taipei” claiming that hardware developers are grappling with compatibility concerns and performance issues on their ARM-based Windows RT tablets.
The sources claim that the devices feel “sluggish” when compared to more powerful x86-based professional tablet devices running Windows 8.
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Echoing recent public statements by Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing, there are concerns within hardware manufacturers about the possibility of Microsoft’s consumer Surface tablet undercutting Windows RT tablets from third-party manufacturers.
Last week, SmartCompany revealed just four hardware manufacturers would make tablets running Windows RT, alongside the Microsoft surface, after HP and Toshiba abandoned the platform.