By Vamien McKalin | May 01, 2013 01:02 PM EDT
It seems Lenovo is no big fan of Windows RT, and with a good reason. According to Lenovo, Windows 8 Pro is the right way to go due to it being better suited for businesses compared to Windows RT, which is basically a dumbed down version of Windows 8 Pro for low-cost tablet devices.
"We don't believe that Windows RT is what businesses want," according to Lenovo Think PC and Visual Category Manager Simon Kent, who spoke to PC World.
"This is particularly true for a premium product such as Helix, which gives you the performance and capability of a full Ultrabook as well as a business tablet."
Kent went on to say that Windows RT doesn't have shortcuts to enable things that businesses would want, so Windows 8 Pro is the only logical choice going forward. What does this mean? It means you should probably not expect Lenovo to release a device running Windows RT any time soon, or ever later for that matter.
When it comes to Lenovo's own Helix Ultrabook with Windows 8 Pro inside, Kent said, "CEOs often come into their office and demand that their IT manager get the tablet to work on the local network."
"Though they do not understand what is needed in terms of managing and locking that device down, or understanding what it is running from an applications perspective, and Helix has been designed with that in mind."
While others are losing market share in a declining PC sector, Lenovo stands as one of the few or the only OEM that is actually growing.
Lenovo isn't the only PC maker giving Windows RT the bad eye. Samsung is another. The company has recently canceled its Windows RT -based devices for some markets and is only focusing on its ATIV Windows 8 Pro products for the time being.
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