Lenovo claims that the new devices which will run on Microsoft’s Windows RT software will be approximately $200 to $300 more affordable compared to competing devices that run on the Windows 8 software. Microsoft has plans to release a couple of versions of its new operating system later this October, delivering a new touchscreen interface to computers and tablets alike. Windows 8 functions on Intel and AMD processors, while Windows RT will play nice on on ARM processors that is more often than not seen in cell phones and smartphones.
David Schmoock, head of Lenovo’s North America operations, said, “RT will play in consumer and retail at very aggressive price points. It will do well but it’s going to be more of a consumer price point play to begin with.”
Since Windows 8 is far more compatible with numerous other Windows software, making it the ideal attraction to corporations, while Windows RT will “be a very good consumer box,” according to Schmoock. The thing is, Windows 8 tablets are far more expensive, costing approximately $600 to $700.