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Forbes Win8 Tablet not a game changer

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    Forbes Win8 Tablet not a game changer


    Windows 8 is trying to sustain a dying market

    Reviews of Win8 have been mixed. And that should not be surprising. Microsoft made the mistake of trying to make Win8 something nobody really wants.

    On the one hand it has a new interface called Metro that is supposed to be more iOS/Android “like” by using tiles, touch screen, etc. But it’s not a breakthrough, just an effort to be more like the existing competition. Maybe a little better, but everyone believes the leaders will be better still with new updates soon.

    By definition, that is not game changing.


    Simultaneously, with Win8 users can find their way into a more historical Windows interface. But the path is not obvious, or intuitive. And it has some pretty “clunky” features for those who like Windows. So it’s not a “great” Windows solution that would attract developers today focused on other platforms.


    Win8 tries to be the old, and the new, without being great at either, and without offering anything that solves new problems, or creates breakthroughs in simplicity or performance.

    If you’ve long waited for a Windows tablet the good news is – One Is Here! But are you the majority, or the minority?


    If you haven’t sold Microsoft yet, this may well be your last chance above $30. Ever.
    Microsoft Win8 Tablet is NOT a Game Changer - Forbes
    Last edited by SIW2; 18 Jun 2012 at 22:08.

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    The article's author seems somewhat misinformed....kind of sounded like a Debbie Downer...
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    Misinformed? Typically you don't have anything to back that up.

    He has been head of business development for Pepsico and Dupont.

    It is a fair assessment.

    That is not a bad thing necessarily.

    At least as existing windows users go to buy a tablet - they will have windows tablets available.

    They won't all buy an ipad.
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    If Apple made the new Surface then it would be considered game changing. Haters are always gonna hate.
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    No, It wouldn't be considered game changing whoever made it - because it isn't .

    It is the best MS can do at this late stage.

    They will at least get some sort of toehold in the tablet market - they haven't had that before.

    It is a start - maybe they will be able to build on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtweaker View Post
    Haters are always gonna hate.
    Fanboys are always gonna fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Misinformed? Typically you don't have anything to back that up.

    He has been head of business development for Pepsico and Dupont.

    It is a fair assessment.

    That is not a bad thing necessarily.

    At least as existing windows users go to buy a tablet - they will have windows tablets available.

    They won't all buy an ipad.
    Both companies aren't in software. I don't know, any enthusiast user of Windows would figure the article seemed off, at least terminology wise notably.

    But then again, the tablet ITSELF isn't a game changer, the software is, in my professional assessment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crawfish View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtweaker View Post
    Haters are always gonna hate.
    Fanboys are always gonna fan.
    It is kind of true though, it was made by apple, the internet would blow right now because the bloggers would be freaking out and the sheep would be baaing on the twitter....
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    The software has certainly had mixed reviews - much less liked than windows 7 for example.

    On the other hand - the tablet - the device itself - looks extremely attractive.

    If they get the marketing right , they could sell a fair number of them - win8 just happens to be on them.
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    Win8 got nothing but positive reviews for tablets which is what the majority will be using in the next few years.
    Surface pretty much blows away the ipad in almost every aspect.
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