When it first came out, it seemed like a sort of stop-gap. Sure there was excitement and for the most part. It didn’t disappoint due to the giant step forward of the Metro user interface. Then most looked to the future-to the Slate RT’s bigger brother-the Pro. That seemed like the culmination of the tablet experience. With Pro you get all of the same awesome of tablets combined with all of the awesome of running your favorite regular Windows programs. When compared to this, RT seemed kind of dumb.
There has been a lot of questions about why Microsoft keeps the lesser of the two OS’s around. After all, why buy the RT when you can just spend a bit more and run everything you would on your computer?