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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.
Wow... did you seriously just say that "weight" isn't an issue on a slate? Nice... What I said was a part of a sentence, and weight, price, and battery life are all significant issues that previous Windows based slates have suffered from. That's why they've all failed.

This slate will have:

1) Terrible, terrible, terrible battery life
2) Apps designed for a ~23 inch display with mouse & keyboard
3) Poor performance for a high price

Even if they make Metro UI simple, easy to use and feature rich, and fix all of its problems, you've still got the above three points which will always be problems. All while you've got iOS and Android slates delivering fantastic battery life and a good solid user experience, and they will grow to eventually fill any small niche gap that someone might need a Windows based slate for.

They should stop trying to make it work on a slate, and just focus on making the desktop experience exceptional. WinMo 7.5 will be great on a slate, Windows 8 will only ever offer a poor experience on a slate.
Edited by steelbom - 3/3/12 at 9:10pm
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Wow... did you seriously just say that "weight" isn't an issue on a slate? Nice... What I said was a part of a sentence, and weight, price, and battery life are all significant issues that previous Windows based slates have suffered from. That's why they've all failed.
This slate will have:
1) Terrible, terrible, terrible battery life
2) Apps designed for a ~23 inch display with mouse & keyboard
3) Poor performance for a high price
Even if they make Metro UI simple, easy to use and feature rich, and fix all of its problems, you've still got the above three points which will always be problems. All while you've got iOS and Android slates delivering fantastic battery life and a good solid user experience, and they will grow to eventually fill any small niche gap that someone might need a Windows based slate for.
They should stop trying to make it work on a slate, and just focus on making the desktop experience exceptional. WinMo 7.5 will be great on a slate, Windows 8 will only ever offer a poor experience on a slate.

windows has nothing to do with the tablet not getting plenty of battery life. Its the fast that current windows slates are limited to x86 based processors and not ARM. With Windows on a ARM, one would have no problem with getting long battery life with high performance. Desktop mode is still there next to the metro mode, so really seems like its going to make one hell of a ipad killer.

iOS is still a smartphone os, and a vary basic one at that. At least MS and Google try and make their things better, apple has been spoon feeding iOS to people from day one.
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windows has nothing to do with the tablet not getting plenty of battery life. Its the fast that current windows slates are limited to x86 based processors and not ARM. With Windows on a ARM, one would have no problem with getting long battery life with high performance. Desktop mode is still there next to the metro mode, so really seems like its going to make one hell of a ipad killer.
It's true that x86 processors are a large contributor to the problem, but Windows is still a part of it. I don't see you getting either long battery life or high performance with an ARM based Windows 8 slate. I shall eat my words later if it turns out to be true.

That aside, will the ARM version of Windows 8 even be able to run x86 applications?
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iOS is still a smartphone os, and a vary basic one at that. At least MS and Google try and make their things better, apple has been spoon feeding iOS to people from day one.
It's not basic and it's not a smartphone OS either. Apple doesn't "spoon feed" its users, and they're constantly improving iOS. As a matter of fact, iOS 6 isn't too far away either.
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Stop it please. If we only want to surf the internet and watch video. We already have that. So why should MS making something that already exist. Stop saying: not all user want fancy stuff. The opposite of that would be: not all user want the absolute basic.
It's not basic and the functionality these OSes lack now will be added later.
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Unlike Android and Google, Microsoft did not copy anything and does pretty much everything completely different.
It's funny how hard it is to admit this when it's just Apple vs Google. Now that there's a 3rd option, people can finally let it out.
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I think A LOT of people are failing to see that ARM version of Windows 8 has not been released for preview yet and is still in the works. The version The Verge is running on their tablet is the x86 version (ie, the same one you are running on your desktop of you're trying out Windows 8). I highly doubt the ARM version will have a traditional desktop; that would be just stupid. The ARM version will be Metro through and through.
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Unlike Android and Google, Microsoft did not copy anything and does pretty much everything completely different, also they can draw a lot of usability functions from Windows Mobile, which was before iOS, so yeah...
I have not played with Windows 8 on a tablet yet but Windows Phone 7.5 follows same idea, it has different unlock mechanism and even answering calls is different (which is the way I prefer), you slide the photo up few centimeters up and click answer, eliminating the accidental pickup/hangup when sliding from your pocket.

You don't get the joke
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Bah! Where's Windows 8 port for my touchpad! tongue.gif

Does look impressive, I like that worst case you could plug in a KB and mouse... thats certainly a nice feature. mini hacker KB, wireless mouse, tablet, nice little fallback if your lappy or desktop is on the disabled list. smile.gif
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If Windows 8 had app market the size of Apple's, then it's be hard to choose between the two tablets. In fact, it would most likely come down to hardware.
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