Is it me, or is the naming and branding of Windows flavors just as confusing as it has always been? (In fairness this is the first time Microsoft is shipping their own hardware running Windows.) So, on today's announcement that the Surface is available, I took my questions to their store chat…//
Justin: How can I help?
Me: Which Surface device is the tablet and which one is the ultrabook?
Justin: The one that's out right now is a tablet. The next one we don't have a release date for is more like an ultrabook.
Justin: Windows 8 RT is an edition of Windows that comes pre-installed on a chip as firmware. Unlike Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, it is only capable of running and installing applications from the Windows Store online.