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Microsoft® Quietly Changes the Name of Surface Tablets
When Microsoft® introduced Surface Tablets in June 2012, the official names were Surface with Windows® RT for the basic version and Surface With Windows® 8 Pro for the more powerful, higher performing tablet. Now, Microsoft® is officially calling these devices by different names, Surface RT and Surface Pro, respectively. The name change developed from users and even Microsoft® employees, who called the tablets by these simplier names.
Interestingly, Microsoft® is purportedly satisfied with this renaming because it wanted to drop “Windows“ from the tablets‘ names. The reason is that people were expecting the same functionality found in the classic Windows® operating system on these tablets, which is in fact different. This rename may help specify these tablets as mobile devices after all.