My mother has an iPad with Retina Screen, while I have a Surface Pro.
I love my Surface Pro way more than her iPad, and way and way more than any Android Tablet on the market.
Android Phones are great, always the most powerful Phones on the market, but Android Tablets are generally cheap and way underpowered, and besides that, most Apps that run on Tablets are just Phone Apps, up-scaled to Tablet Screens.
So why getting a Tablet for Phone Apps, if I can run all Desktop Apps on mine?
I absolutely hate things designed for touchscreen, I hate using in-store apps from the windows store because it is designed for touch, I downloaded Angry birds from Pirate Bay instead of the Windows store because I hate the whole touch experience! I personally find it boring to have things designed for touch screen devices, it gets boring very quickly, where as in Windows 8, I just go to the desktop mode, I use the Win 8 charm thing for a minute or less a day, I use the desktop for 3+ hours.
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It works, I'm more productive with it (mainly search & sharing charms), and the start screen is nicer to look at than the desktop.
It might not suit everybodys tastes, but I actually like it. You just have to know some keyboard shortcuts, like win + typing = search, win + d = destop.
Nothing in the video showed the Windows Tablet's touch functionality to be less effective than that of the iPad. "Uncomfortable" and "Annoying" are reactions to aesthetics, so you proved my point. Your "Ease of use" point is completely baseless. You clearly prefer iOS devices, which is fine, but you lack the ability or the experience to objectively compare the iPad to other tablets on the market.
"Smooth Touch" and a "Nice Design" are only aesthetics. The features I mentioned offer users greater utility, making the product inherently BETTER. Regarding OS stability, iOS products are far from stable. Every iOS device owner I know shares the same experience as I, with our devices requiring a Factory Reset (Restore) about once a year. Stable, Really? The inital purpose of tablets were to replace laptops, and was the expectation of the iPad, but Apple provided less.
windows 8 slate= a tablet that runs a full desktop os that can run programs like microsoft office and steam it can replace your laptop because it runs the same windows your laptop does. and it's more portable
ipad= a locked down tablet that can't do even half the the things ANDROID can and yet people are comparing it to a full on pc.
I share my tablet with family/friends without sharing my personal content. I also share PC programs and documents among my tablet, laptop, and desktop. I play flash games and videos through the brower, and can run ANY two programs simutaneously.
I think you have let the iPad shape your view of what a tablet should be, even though tablets existed long before the iPad.
"I assume that they're going to change the keyboard"… no unlikely, maybe you just need to learn to use it. Secondly, did you go off and have a cry after this? cause you sounded like you were going to burst out crying throughout haha
What iOS does that sets it apart is that it manages the system resources so that the app that's being displayed on the screen at that moment gets priority. The bad thing is that it's not true multitasking, whereas in Windows 8, true multitasking is available. iOS puts processing priority on the user interface.