Originally Posted by pez
Office via MyCloud on the iPad 2 is actually quite amazing.
Really? Eh? I've never used it. I'm still not one to support Windows on a slate though, I reckon you'd be able to use Keynote much easier than Office.
Originally Posted by jfox960
I am glad you put "somewhat" in that sentence. Granted, I think you should have said, "I was not
Lol why's that? I was... I thought somehow they might make it work, but it's not looking great so far.
Not sure if I like how easily you can get to the standard Windows desktop but having that functionality is pretty awesome. I think it is pretty short sighted to think that this wont be any competition to iOS. Having the Windows name attached to this is enough to bring competition. However, Microsoft needs to take a few pages from Apple on how to properly market their products or as you stated, this will be no competition to iOS.
The functionality is great, but Windows (or OS X) just isn't suitable for a slate. There's several reasons, but mostly it's because of the applications, they're designed to be used with a keyboard and mouse, and for that, they're great, but it's not great for touch, and worse, on a small screen, too.
They need to take WinMo 7.5 and create a version of it on a slate, just like Apple did with iOS. That way, all the apps are designed for use on a 10 inch touch screen, and it's intuitive and easy to use. I think it'd be pretty cool.
Definitively wasn't the best comparison but it was still nice to see how each tablet handled the same functions.
It's better than nothing I guess, but I am disappoint -- I wanted benchmarks lol