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Windows 8 RT vs iOS 6, A Different Approach

Microsoft's new Surface tablet (boy, are you gonna be sick of that name in a couple of weeks), along with similar machines from other vendors, will run Windows RT - a special version of Windows 8 developed for those low power devices and the hardware they run on. The base model of Surface machines come with 32GB of internal storage, which sounds like a lot compared to the 16GB of the iPad model at the same price point - twice as much, right? Well, yes and no. The Surface tablet does have more storage, but after you figure in that the Windows RT operating system takes up about 12GB compared to Apple's iOS 6 at 1GB, then you only get about 4GB more storage. Twelve times more code to do more or less the same thing...


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