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I'm not a total fan of touch screen Office, but it gives you the full view, so what you see in Excel, PowerPoint, or Word on the PC, that's exactly what you see on the iPad via MyCloud (crappy ribbon interface and all).
Yeah, I thought so. That's why I hate it so much lol tongue.gif
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Yeah, I thought so. That's why I hate it so much lol tongue.gif

Google Docs is great. biggrin.gif
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Windows 8 vs iPad, feature by feature, hmmm, let's see.....

Would you rather play Battlefield 3 on Windows 8 or Angry Birds on Apple? LOL!
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The ipad is a toy, nothing more.
I would get one for my kid. For work I would go with android or windows.
I do not need a big ipod touch.

And you sir are a very small minority.

Do all you guys really think that everyone who buys an Apple product is some kind of mindless sheep? Grow up a little.

Apple makes great products.

Microsoft is the underdog here and will have to be both cheaper, and better than ipad and android to gain traction. They can do it, look at xbox if you have doubts, but Apple and Google aren't going to lay down for MS the way Sony did for the xbox.

As for the "review", it seemed kind of biased to me. And the reason he had the w8-pad plugged in was probably so it wouldn't down-clock and seem slower than the ipad.

Also, all those apps and web pages loading in the background is going to murder the battery life.
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To all the guy's saying they can't wait to use desktop programs on the Windows 8 Tablet, please do a little more reading.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/windows_8_arm_–_everything_you_need_know_about_woa

If I read it correctly, the Windows ARM (tablet processor's) will not able to run x86 processors. Developers will have to release ARM versions if they want their software to run in ARM.
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All right, I watched it. I was somewhat open minded about Windows 8 on a slate, but I'm not digging that so far. The Metro UI is okay, it definitely needs a lot of work which I'm sure they'll do, but the fact is it's still the standard Windows desktop behind it and it's not ideal for a touch screen slate. It's definitely no competition to iOS, even Android is simpler to use and as far as I'm concerned, far more intuitive and usable. That just looks like one big mess, right now at least.

I want to see a version of Windows 7.5 mobile on a slate, it actually looks pretty good. That has a lot of potential!

And why was the iPad even there? (Aside from attracting hits.) All I wanted to see is benchmarks like loading web pages, YouTube videos, etc., but only ended up with a brief and very poor comparison.

No competition? The iPad is boring compared to this and offers much, MUCH, more.

I have to agree...it needs a lot of work. It just didn't work too well as a desktop environment, but it is not designed for such (the metro gui) without a touch sensitive panel. But so far, this seems to be the most rewarding tablet OS to date.

Edit: I can see the next windows 8 commercial to be something on the lines of:

Why grab a giant mp3 player or phone? Get a real tablet.
Edited by Domino - 3/3/12 at 5:31pm
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To all the guy's saying they can't wait to use desktop programs on the Windows 8 Tablet, please do a little more reading.

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/windows_8_arm_–_everything_you_need_know_about_woa

If I read it correctly, the Windows ARM (tablet processor's) will not able to run x86 processors. Developers will have to release ARM versions if they want their software to run in ARM.

I have a feeling they are going to. The moment these slates get office on them, it is the perfect device for education and leisure on the go (for the general public anyways). Bring a mini, full keyed, wireless keyboard and bam. Gaming rig at home, tablet on the go.
Edited by Domino - 3/3/12 at 5:36pm
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To all the guy's saying they can't wait to use desktop programs on the Windows 8 Tablet, please do a little more reading.
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/windows_8_arm_–_everything_you_need_know_about_woa
If I read it correctly, the Windows ARM (tablet processor's) will not able to run x86 processors. Developers will have to release ARM versions if they want their software to run in ARM.

who said all tablets are going to be ARM??? There are going to be more than plenty of Win8 Tablets to run x86.. so your argument doesn't hold much ground.
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Google Docs is great. biggrin.gif
Is it? Eh, I've never used it tongue.gif
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Windows 8 vs iPad, feature by feature, hmmm, let's see.....
Would you rather play Battlefield 3 on Windows 8 or Angry Birds on Apple? LOL!
I'd rather Modern Combat 3 or Infinity Blade 2 than Battlefield 3 at 10 FPS, especially without a mouse and keyboard
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No competition? The iPad is boring compared to this and offers much, MUCH, more.

I have to agree...it needs a lot of work. It just didn't work too well as a desktop environment, but it is not designed for such (the metro gui) without a touch sensitive panel. But so far, this seems to be the most rewarding tablet OS to date.
Edit: I can see the next windows 8 commercial to be something on the lines of:
Why grab a giant mp3 player or phone? Get a real tablet.
Perhaps to you, but do people really buy iPads because they're wanting what this slate offers? It's not customization, flexibility, etc., that an iOS user wants, it's uniformity, simplicity, ease-of-use, and access to an App Store full of intuitive apps designed just for the iPad.

Windows works well enough on a desktop, but it just doesn't on a slate. It's not as power efficient, it doesn't have apps designed just for a 10 inch touch screen display, it has apps designed for 23 inch displays that use a mouse and keyboard. And throwing a touch sensitive UI on top of that OS isn't going to make anything but a mess.

I don't even think this will be competition for Android slates, and Android users are the people that find customization and flexibility particularly appealing.

Let's put aside the full blown desktop OS on a slate issue for a minute, you've got the Tegra 3 Prime running ICS for $499, will the Windows 8 slate be similarly priced or more expensive? Will it have similar battery life or significantly less? Will it be lighter or heavier? I think we all know the answer to those questions, and it's not the right answer.

Yet WinMo 7.5 has a lot of potential. They could work on it and expand it into something more, rather than trying to make a full blown desktop OS into something usable on a touch screen. They could, and should do, exactly what Apple did with iOS, and get it on a slate.
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Do you ever try to pick straws on every single one of your arguments. HEAVIER?! LOL!!!!!Windows 8 is simple. It has all your windows open on the main screen. Load up the desktop and bam, you have e-mail alerts, facebook messages, etc., all in front of you. Each panel is active and displays what is going on. For the average user, it means less clicks or swipes needed to finish simple but potentially time consuming tasks. I think you are confusing "being able to do more" with "complexity". Sorry, but Windows 8 is leaps and bounds ahead of the iPod GUI.
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