Peter Bright, writing for Ars Technica:
This ability to upgrade is particularly important because the new
Always Connected PCs are different from Microsoft’s previous
Windows-on-ARM attempt, Windows RT. Windows RT was a version of
Windows 8 for ARM processors, and it too could only run
applications from what was then called the Windows Store. But
Windows RT had two constraints not found on these new systems:
here was no facility to unlock it, and run non-Store apps, and
here was no facility to run existing x86 programs.
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