Originally Posted by cubanresourceful
Google Docs is great.
Is it? Eh, I've never used it
Originally Posted by _GTech
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
Originally Posted by Domino
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.