Microsoft Surface RT: Specs and Speculation - Inside the SurfaceSurface for Windows RT will run applications written for the touch-oriented Windows RT operating system (OS). This watered-down version of Windows 8 OS will have a desktop mode, but the RT desktop will only run select apps like Internet Explorer and Office for Home and Student 2013.
If you have been excited by the possibility of running your Windows XP, Vista, or 7 applications on a 10.6 inch tablet, you need to remember that these early Surfaces are not the tablets that will allow you to run desktop applications. Partners like Samsung and Lenovo will be offering Windows 8 tablets this fall, but we do not expect Surface for Windows 8 Pro until early next year.
No one really knows yet if they'll be any dynamic, physical differences between the two devices, other than a few ports being upgraded on the Pro. As for 'RT,' Wikipedia states that it doesn't necessarily stand for anything, which I have difficulty in believing.Is there a physical outside difference between the RT and Pro? What does rt stand for?