Originally Posted by gazz9496
get the concept of tablet out of your mind when you view the win 8 pro tablets it isn't for playing stupid games on it's for actual work, something none of the other tablets on the market do very well.
I understand, but I'm not convinced yet this is a real market opportunity with much demand. I think the success of other devices has proven that with portable devices, people don't do much "real" work, but rather use it for fun and games. For me and portability, I still like my laptop where I can replace the battery myself when it goes, I can put more RAM into it if I need it, I have a full size attached keyboard permanently on the device, i can replace the hard drive if it dies or becomes too small, I have optical drives or room for a second hard drive in the media bay, I have a 14" screen, etc. I would think that those who really are into doing "real" work are going to stick with laptops and such.
indeed i'm not an apple fan for different reasons more thier business practice than their products, and they are nice to use but i've yet to come across a tablet from anyone that meets my own insane requirements....i'm quite unreasonable about tablets i think they all have a long way to go.Originally Posted by gazz9496
the ipads are pretty in name only and they still suffer from the same fate that all tablets suffer from, they get used for pointless features mostly instead of
now while it may not take off very quickly the options it provides will eventually cull the tablet market into, style over substance(ipad) and substance over style tablets...one will win...i know what i'd buy.
Time will tell. I'm not an Apple guy at all. Don't own a personal Apple product. However, I see them being the one to beat in the tablet marketspace. Even if they are limited, it seems people are more than willing to accept those limitations. And I'm seeing more and more of IT diehards that I have worked with for years and years and years who have actually started purchasing Apple products of their own. It sort of baffles my mind and I wouldn't believe it if I wasn't seeing it with my own eyes.
for me the win 8 pro tablets are that stepping stone they are bridging the gap between tablets and laptops in overall function and usability and part of that is having the same o/s and network features as well as being able to run x86 apps.
i think over time the market will shift naturally, these win8 pro tablets are the first of thier kind, and something many have been waiting for.
I hear it quite a lot, not every day and not from the same people, but some are looking for a tablet that does more than just e-mails and open the play store or e books, some of us are trully waiting for the jump that is bound to come that changes the tablet market and does break it up to for fluff stuff and for work.
now the samsung tablets they had were those that were given out at the developer preview conference quite a while back now, i got to play crysis 2 on it...and i was utterly stunned by how well it played, obviously not as smooth as i was used to on my own desktop but by golly it strolled through that game. if they had those for sale i'd buy one in a heartbeat.