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What is the difference between Windows RT and Windows 8? I was wanting a Lenovo Yoga laptop and saw the 11 inch Yoga 11 with Windows RT. Will that run all applications any other Windows based OS can? What are the advantages or disadvantages of having Windows RT?

asked Feb 26 '13 at 10:54

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the yoga does not have windows RT... it has the full windows 8

you cannot run traditional windows apps on RT

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RT is for ARM based CPUs.

ARM is mainly a mobile/tablet CPU but is now making it's way into the laptop and server market due to it's lower power consumption.

answered Feb 26 '13 at 11:42

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Windows RT is the equivalent of an Android or iOS environment. Applications are downloaded through an app store and you cannot install applications like you can on a regular Windows desktop. The advantage is that it's cheaper than Windows 8 Pro tablets but the disadvantage is there are not as many applications in their market as other platforms.

answered Feb 26 '13 at 11:43

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The RT version can run only metro apps for the arm chip where the pro can run metro and desktop apps

answered Mar 03 '13 at 19:24

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It's like regular Windows, but it only has the abilities to run app store apps, whereas Win8 can run app store apps as well as Desktop apps like Audacity and Photoshop.

answered Mar 03 '13 at 19:51

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