Toshiba Windows RT tablet shown in new video

Last week at Computex, Toshiba showed off some concept designs for a number of tablets designed for Microsoft's Windows 8. However, it's possible that one or more of these designs may not actually come to store shelves. This week, the AnandTech website posted up a new video showing a Toshiba tablet actually running on Windows RT (also known as Windows 8 ARM).

The tablet had a OMAP 4470 SoC processor from Texas Instrument inside. As you can see in the video above, that processor manages to run though the Windows RT apps pretty quickly. The tablet uses Windows RT on Direct3D 9_3 via the chip's PowerVR SGX544 graphics processor. However, it does does not yet use the 2D composition engine featured on TI's OMAP 4470 chip.

Until now, Microsoft and its Windows RT hardware partners have been keeping the media out of arms reach in terms of demoing or even offering videos of a Windows RT hardware device, so this is a pretty rare public video that shows such a product in action. Hopefully, Microsoft will be able to give the press more hands-on time with Windows RT, and their hardware releases, in the coming weeks and months ahead of Windows 8's official launch later this fall.

Source: AnandTech

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Obviously this is fake - we have been told over and over by some that Windows is too bloated and ARM is not powerful enough to handle the bloat, only a non-desktop OS like iOS would yield good perf. How could you get perf like that from Windows on arm?

nohone said,
Obviously this is fake - we have been told over and over by some that Windows is too bloated and ARM is not powerful enough to handle the bloat, only a non-desktop OS like iOS would yield good perf. How could you get perf like that from Windows on arm?

And the prize for the most stupid ignorant post ever goes to... Have you been living under a rock for the past year? Next time do a *little* research and you won't look like a complete tool

PmRd said,

And the prize for the most stupid ignorant post ever goes to... Have you been living under a rock for the past year? Next time do a *little* research and you won't look like a complete tool

Yes, as Kevin wrote, it was sarcasm. We have heard from people that putting a desktop OS on a tablet running ARM would not work, that you need to create an OS that is specific to tablets, that is the only way to get good performance without the "bloat" of a desktop OS. This video shows all those claims were not based upon fact.

nohone said,

Yes, as Kevin wrote, it was sarcasm. We have heard from people that putting a desktop OS on a tablet running ARM would not work, that you need to create an OS that is specific to tablets, that is the only way to get good performance without the "bloat" of a desktop OS. This video shows all those claims were not based upon fact.

Ok then let's just pretend my message was for people who actually think that

nohone said,

Yes, as Kevin wrote, it was sarcasm. We have heard from people that putting a desktop OS on a tablet running ARM would not work, that you need to create an OS that is specific to tablets, that is the only way to get good performance without the "bloat" of a desktop OS. This video shows all those claims were not based upon fact.

Sadly, your original post just proves one of my contentions: the internet needs a sarcasm font. I'm thinking maybe a reverse slanted italic one... ;-)

WickedScribbler said,

Sadly, your original post just proves one of my contentions: the internet needs a sarcasm font. I'm thinking maybe a reverse slanted italic one... ;-)

you mean like:

[/sarc]

WickedScribbler said,

I tend to use /sarcasm> myself. ;-)
But I really do mean an actual font styling.

"/sarcasm" really is the best to use IMO. /s

Chica Ami said,
IE is slow, just look at the video. =D

You do see that there WIFI was slow right....but I forgive you for making that ID10T error...

yardmanflex said,

You do see that there WIFI was slow right....but I forgive you for making that ID10T error...

Wow what's your problem? I'm just saying it's slow. And another thing, how do you know that it's on wifi or 3G? Failed.

Chica Ami said,

Wow what's your problem? I'm just saying it's slow. And another thing, how do you know that it's on wifi or 3G? Failed.

Probably knows because the guy mentions that it is on Wi-Fi.

Chica Ami said,

Wow what's your problem? I'm just saying it's slow. And another thing, how do you know that it's on wifi or 3G? Failed.

3G or Wifi, it's not the tablet that is slow