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Interesting bit of consumer reaction to Windows 8.

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    Interesting bit of consumer reaction to Windows 8.




    Self explanatory.



    If I should say so, it seems like apple people tend to like the metro form interestingly enough. I've read a few conversion stories that were caused by Windows 8 and a couple for Windows Phone...
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Oct 2012 at 19:28. Reason: embedded video

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    I'm surprised....very surprised.
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    I think people will give 8 tablets a fair look. Most are astonished at the Modern (Metro) Start Screen over the iPad layout, which is surprising. What was it? Five out of six would consider looking into it?

    Of course one wonders how many they interviewed and what was edited out. I would think the video creators would be fair on that, for there was one that admitted to be a die hard Apple consumer.
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    I'm honestly not too surprised at the video. My first thought was yeah, how many interviews were edited out in the making? But overall, this is fairly similar to the response I've personally seen. Some are impressed, some are pretty excited about it, a few are shocked by it.
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    Anybody in his right mind (non- 'blind Apple lovers') would choose Windows 8 tablets over iPads. The simple reason is that - there is competition between hardware manufacturers of W8 tablets whereas iOS hardware is solely manufactured by Apple. Therefore, we have a large range of tablets running W8 with different hardware capabilities and different price tags to suit the needs of all kinds of people. In iDevices you have nothing to choose from. This is a similar scenario of Android and iOS in the smartphone market.

    The bottom line is that, with Win8 tablets with desktop support you can run all your favorite applications and do some serious work on the go unlike iDevices which are just for showing off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arpan View Post
    Anybody in his right mind (non- 'blind Apple lovers') would choose Windows 8 tablets over iPads. The simple reason is that - there is competition between hardware manufacturers of W8 tablets whereas iOS hardware is solely manufactured by Apple. Therefore, we have a large range of tablets running W8 with different hardware capabilities and different price tags to suit the needs of all kinds of people. In iDevices you have nothing to choose from. This is a similar scenario of Android and iOS in the smartphone market.

    The bottom line is that, with Win8 tablets with desktop support you can run all your favorite applications and do some serious work on the go unlike iDevices which are just for showing off.
    Hi there
    Question --Why would I want to do serious desktop applications on an underpowered Tablet device when a smaller 11.1 inch size proper laptop will do the job properly.

    If you need to run desktop apps on a tablet you'll probably need a keyboard and a mouse as extras as well as some sort of USB local storage capacity. This essentially makes a tablet a PC and it's about 2 times as expensive as a reasonably 'speccd SMALL laptop (not Netbook BTW).

    The smaller laptops are not much thicker or larger than the current tablets and their weight is pretty minimal too. You can buy TWO of these laptops for the price of an Ipad or one of its clones and STILL have some change left.

    For "Genuine" tablet like apps I'd use a smartphone --- even tablet and Ipad users carry phones with them - so the old hackneyed argument of I only need to carry one device doesn't wash --in fact often tablet owners carry a PC as well as their tablet and smartphone.

    I do carry an E-reader though -- reading on tablets / or even on smart phones isn't ideal with backlighting and is usually pretty poor in sunlight - whereas an e-reader is just fine in all these cases and does the job it's designed for perfectly. The e-ink screens are just fine even for long periods of reading. - Just bog standard simple black and white -- I don't need the new proposed colour one's from nook -- battery life will diminish and most of the material I read are usually epub versions of standard paperback novels.

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    Um, Jimbo, not all the Windows 8 tablets are underpowered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Question --Why would I want to do serious desktop applications on an underpowered Tablet device when a smaller 11.1 inch size proper laptop will do the job properly.
    Question ---- Why would I buy an iPad when a Win8 tablet at the same price (or less, in fact) provides me with the capacity of running legacy desktop applications while the iPad doesn't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Question --Why would I want to do serious desktop applications on an underpowered Tablet device when a smaller 11.1 inch size proper laptop will do the job properly.
    As usual you repeat yourself and ignore the facts that are brought forward by others. The Surface Pro has better specs than your Acer 11.1 laptop example and no the Acer is not just as thin. The only thing you have right is that the Acer is cheap and not only in price, better products usually cost more.
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    I think it's pretty normal for people to like windows 8. Not everyone is going to hate the design. That would be weird if everyone didn't like it. So the video itself isn't that surprising. I still am wondering though which I guess I'll be able to try out when it's released in stores is how the portrait mode is. That's something to me that is important and from what I've seen before they didn't do such a good job from landscape to portrait. Also 50% vs 50% view would be good as well. The panoramic view has gotten a bit annoying for me. But other than that I don't think on a tablet there is really anything that is that bad. I think the problems happen more for desktop users specifically if their monitor is not touch based. Using the mouse it is uncomfortable, at least for me.
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