Despite poor branding and confusion about the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT, the tablet-only RT might be exactly what Microsoft needs to stay alive against Apple and Google in the post-PC era.
Buying a Windows RT slate is not going to be as simple as buying an iPad or Android tablet.
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