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Please - what it's really about is price, price, price. Tablets (especially Android tablets) are cheap, cheap, cheap (in most cases $300USD or local equivalent) or less - that is two-thirds the price of any new portable (netbook or notebook). IF WindowsRT tablets had the specs Android tablets can get away with, Microsoft would have been laughed out of the building; those that have TRIED to spec out RT tablets on the cheap have been *rewarded* with crappy sales (which is why Acer and ASUS are bailing on RT - RT demands better hardware). RT tablets, on the other hand, are priced way too close to Windows 8 portables - when the price difference is that narrow, and that minor (by comparison) difference gets you all the software that you run on Windows 7 today, why buy RT? (Double the bad news for RT, then; it can't be as cheap on the hardware end as Android AND the result is priced too close to x32/x64 to be worth it.)