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Introducing Windows 8.1 For IT Professionals by Ed Bott

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Chapter 10. Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT is a recent addition to the Windows family, originally debuting alongside Windows 8 in October 2012. Windows RT 8.1 was released at the same time as Windows 8.1. It is not sold in retail or original equipment manufacturer (OEM) packages, as other members of the Windows 8.1 family are, nor is it available to Volume License customers. Instead, it is available pre-installed on PCs and tablets powered by ARM processors, such as the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT and the Surface 2, which is the first device powered by Windows RT 8.1.

The power-sensitive, efficient design of Windows RT 8.1 helps hardware manufacturers ...

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