Lenovo: Businesses don't want Windows RT tablet

Lenovo is doing well with its PC business even as other large OEMs have seen sales go down. Lenovo also continues to come out with new Windows 8 all-in-ones, notebooks and convertibles such as the ThinkPad Helix. Now, an executive at the company has stated that businesses don't want to get a product that uses Windows RT, the version of Windows 8 that runs on ARM processors.

Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix is the latest Windows 8 convertible from the PC maker.

PCWorld.com reports that, according to Lenovo's Think PC and visual category manager Simon Kent, companies want the full experience with Windows 8 and not the "cut down" version of Windows RT, which cannot run software made for previous versions of Windows. He added, "We don't believe that Windows RT is what businesses want."

He also seemed to hint that Microsoft might be rethinking their stance on Windows RT, saying, "Even Microsoft has started to review the RT path they have gone down." The article did not go into detail on those allegations. Microsoft execs have said recently that Windows RT tablets have a "very bright future."

Lenovo has only sold one Windows RT device so far, the Yoga 11 convertible notebook-tablet. There's no word if Lenovo plans to launch any more products that run on Windows RT.

Source: PCWorld.com | Image via Lenovo

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