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Anyone care to weigh in on the title question? Would the hardware support such a large OS or perhaps a trimmed down version? I hear W8 is going to be a light OS for handheld devices. Any info/opinions on W8 being a viable candidate? Seems to me with the past success of W7 it would be a great candidate if the hardware would support

Or am I out of touch and should embrace Android?
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the #1 problem is battery life for a full blown windows OS in a small form factor.
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Originally Posted by azianai View Post

the #1 problem is battery life for a full blown windows OS in a small form factor.

The battery life has little to do with the OS. The problem is running an inefficient x86 processor. Intel's Atom Z600 has poor battery life even running Meego.

Windows 8 is being designed almost entirely for tablets and will run on ARM processors, so it should run as smoothly as WP7 does.



Honestly its up to you whether you wait or not. Android is still a great tablet OS, but we're talking about Windows on a tablet with more than 5 hours of battery life.
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will there be a $500 tablet that runs windows?
there already is

will it run it well?
it absolutely does not


@OP
seing as windows 8 is ment to run on the same tablets as android, but have a faster version for real computers, i would say you should wait... the only 2 real viable options atm for windows on a tablet are both well over 1k (the asus 121 slate, and the samsung 7 slate)... if you have time, i would wait to see what windows 8 offers... if not, there are plenty of great android tablets out there smile.gif
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