Windows RT is the Microsoft Surface Operating System. Another Surface model with Windows 8 Pro installed is expected shortly. Windows RT is in fact Office Home pre-installed. This offers various features such as word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Windows Mail and many more. The user can have more than one app on the screen at a time. This type of multitasking feature is a new addition to Tablets and it will help to increase the productivity of the Tablet.
The MS Surface apps are not available to download from any third party. The apps can be purchased from the Windows Store. Since the apps are exclusively downloaded from the Windows Store they are safe and well protected. They won’t be carrying any harmful viruses. The apps that are offered by the Windows Store are in the same compatible format only. They appear as tiles on the Surface. These apps integrate with one another.
The Office Home and Student 2013 RT apps include Word, Excel, OneNote and PowrPoint on the Desktop of Windows RT. Those who use the apps on Windows RT are reminded about using the same apps on different platforms. The environment is the same. However, in order to optimize MS Office for the Windows RT, a few enhancements are made. The apps for Windows RT have a few common characteristics. They are touch enabled and the minimum memory capability will be 2GB.They are portable and can be run on battery for longer period. They have SSD Drives with maximum capacity of 32 GB and also have wireless connectivity. The Office apps are enabled for “touch mode” by default.
In Office Home and Student 2013 RT, Microsoft has made a maximum effort to enhance the battery life. The battery life also depends on how often the CPU is made to work. In order to reduce the CPU power state transitions multiple CPU wake ups is avoided. All the works are done simultaneously at once. The ARM system of Windows RT is designed to run on a Chip SOC Processor. The SOC processor combines the various components like CPU, graphics card, network adapter and other components. This will ensure better performance as well as reduced power consumption. This also enables the hardware for operations like video playbacks.
The SSD Drives of Windows RT system is fast and capable of enhancing battery life. While developing the Office for Windows RT frequently used templates only are put on the drive instead of providing a number of templates. Windows RT offers APIs that allows apps like cellular network support to users. Office Home and Student 2013 RT includes most of the features that are available on PCs.