Well, at this time Windows 8 is not able to make rubbish of the iPad - At least not yet. I've never seen a Windows 7 Tablet - Well actually I have but I never tried one out. I have seen Windows 8 Tablets and I have tried THEM out, but this was before I knew all about it. But my thought was, "THIS is supposed to be better than an iPad?" - Well, in order for that kind of aggressive adversarial marketing to work, ya have to have the goods to back up your spout, and Windows 8 is severely short in this.
I'm sure if I got one somehow, and tried it out, I may change my mind. Just like I changed my mind about iPhones - When I was given an original, 8 GB iPhone, I loved it, despite the "shortcomings" of lack of storage and no GPS for the model I had. But still, I used it for over a year until my cat vomited chocolate milk all over it.
My Brother have me his wife's old original iPhone as a replacement, and it was the first one I ever Jailbroke, because it no longer could be activated any other way. But that year, My brother bought me a brand new iPhone 4 for my birthday - 32 Gig. I used Jailbreakme.com to JB it, and I blew it when I tried to UD to iOS 5. because I did it via the OTA update, which bricked me. However I got a nice guy at the Apple Store who gave me a brand new one - THAT one never bricked, and I sold it for 400 bucks worth of hardware.
I tell this history because prior to actually HAVING an iPhone, I despised them. I had a Treo with a huge memory card in it. It had BUTTONS, it had a Stylus - You see, I was USED to all those things. I was used to the tactile feel of the buttons and I could text in the dark. Not so with an iPhone, but found other ways around this. and when I got an iPhone 4S, I had the Assistant, and now I use that to do everything, I even have a hands free so when the phone is fast asleep, I can say "Computer..." and siri pops up. And I can just TELL it what I want it to do.
Now, the one thing I like with Microsoft is their Speech Software, usually it works great. I have found out, the less training you do, the better it works. Now, Speech is NATIVE in Windows 8 - and I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A TABLET! So I can try it out (Sorry for Yelling).
Yes, my next big purchase will be a used Macbook Pro, and I WILL be sticking Windows 8 into it. I am a huge proponent of Bootcamp, it is one of the best things Apple has ever done. They will not support OSx86 on Steve Jobs final directive, he shut down Darwin support himself - I hated him for that. But he did this Bootcamp thing which is great. The Windows 7 Bootcamp drivers should work well for 8.
Cross Platforming is a very important thing to me, I have been trying for years to find just the right OSx86 build to work in my machines. Still Looking.