Windows RT vs Windows 8 Pro vs Windows 8 confuses the average consumer [Comic]

In October I wrote an opinion piece on how Microsoft is abuse the ‘Windows’ name to confuse customers into purchasing Windows RT tablets. How true that is, I don’t know. However, intentional abuse or not, it cannot be denied that the difference between Windows RT, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 is confusing to the average consumer…

[via Joy of Tech]

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  • David

    @Ashraf: Ashraf, I disagree & agree with you on Joe the consumer. Recently around the Thanksgiving Day Feast & Black Friday, all of the people in our family that wanted a Tablet for Christmas knew exactly what they wanted. Most wanted the Ipad, but a few wanted the Surface Windows 8 Pro Tablet that will be coming out soon. No one wanted the RT as everyone agreed that it would be obsolete very Soon. All were knowledgeable of the new products with a few exceptions and these were mainly old people who did not know what a tablet was, nor did they seem interested. As for me, Google did it right again with the Nexus7, I love mine.
    However, the future lies in Windows Surface Pro, I already know of several real estate people planning on buying because it will run all their MS Windows Applications which they have a huge investment. This will not be used as entertainment, but their business. Another big buyer will be will be business sales; drugs, hardware, etc. again because they are presently using Windows products. In realty the Surface Pro is a small laptop PC.

  • Ashraf

    @Coyote: lol…
    @Seamus McSeamus: That is the thing, though — “Joe Consumer” won’t do online research. They will have heard from a friend, family member, colleague, etc. or seen an ad about Windows tablets and will want to buy one.

  • Seamus McSeamus

    I think it’s only confusing to “Joe Consumer” if he fails to do a little online research before making a purchase. Most people don’t buy a refrigerator or dish washer without doing a little research, so why not give the same consideration before purchasing a computer or tablet?

  • Coyote

    No, but the people at the apple store were trying to stick things up my butt. Also I think one of them stole my wallet.