|Product||Microsoft Windows RT||Microsoft Windows 8||Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
|Price||$79.99 to $230.58|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||4 stars||2.5 stars||3 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||October 26, 2012||Info unavailable|
|Bottom line|| |
Windows RT is a strange beast. On the one hand, speed, security, and the best of Windows 8 make RT a pleasure to use. But app restrictions make Windows RT confusing, and the limited availability of apps undercuts the operating system's usefulness.
Microsoft makes an aggressive, forward-thinking, and bold statement for the future of PCs with Windows 8, and vast security and speed improvements more than justify the $40 upgrade price.
You won't be left too far behind without it, but Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is a worthy update that brings improved voice search, notifications, and sharing.
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