Windows 8 Tablets A Look At What Is In Store-t6570

Web-Development Microsoft"s foray into the tablet market is not new. Ever since the launch of the Windows XP tablet over a decade ago, there have been several newer versions of the Tablet PC, including those that ran on Windows Vista and more recently, Windows 7. While these tablets have worked more like a light portable PC, the resounding success of devices such as the iPad and android based tablets such as Samsung Galaxy Tab that run on ARM based hardware has pushed Microsoft towards keeping up with this trend. The new Windows 8 Tablets, which are scheduled to be launched in the last quarter of 2012, will be based on ARM. Interestingly, it will coincide with the launch of Windows 8 that will run on both ARM as well as x-86 based machines from Intel and AMD. Sceptics predict that the Windows 8 Tablets may not survive in a marketplace that is already overrun by iOS and android based devices. However, a point that cannot be ignored is that Microsoft has the largest reach in the PC segment with the majority of desktops and laptops running on Windows software. Hence, with a good price and features strategy, it could well give the .petition a run for their money. Here is a look at what can be expected from Windows 8 Tablets. Architecture Moving away from the conventional AMD and Intel chips, the Windows tablet will run on ARM architecture. While this will mean a lighter, more portable device with the tap and swipe feature that is so popular in the iPad, one of its disadvantages is that traditional Windows software will not work on it. Windows 8 tablets will require special apps to be written for it. Operating System The Windows 8 tablets will feature the new Metro interface that currently runs on the Windows 7 phones. While users give it a high rating, at present, it faces several challenges on account of price and app selection. However, once this is sorted out, it could pose serious .petition to iOS and android. Choice of Devices Unlike the iPad, which allows users to choose only between different versions of the same device, with Microsoft"s multi-vendor policy, there will be a range of Windows 8 devices from hardware partners such as Nokia, Samsung, Lenovo, ASUS, Dell and HP, among others. This would mean a wide range of designs and hopefully, .petitive prices, making it more accessible for the average consumer. Windows Unlike the iPad, which can only open and run a single app at a time, by allowing the use of multiple screens, Windows 8 tablets would allow users to view more than one screen simultaneously. This would be a convenient feature while using it for work, such as reading on one screen and writing on the other.While the above features are guaranteed with the launch of the new Windows 8 tablets, there are several unknown factors that could play a part in the success or failure of these devices About the Author: 相关的主题文章: