Last week for testing reason i unfortunately buy a tablet Window7 based (ARCHOS 9) ... i will pass fast on the starting registration without keyboard, as he work only when you have register the Window7 .... the device have everything we regret to don't have in Ipad: USB, Webcam, Multi-Tasking, flash .... but the only one problem is you cannot really enjoy it
1) the web cam as everybody i have Skype account .... for sign-in i have to open the virtual keyboard this hide the place HE took half of the screen)where i have to input username and password .... so i have to enter the user name close the keyboard use the stylus for enter the password close it again for press sign in ...
2) chat is nearly impossible or you have to type as blind ....
3) surf the web is so complicated to enter the web address so i copy all my favorite in USB and past into the Archos .....
4) the touchscreen (he pretend to be) is so imprecise than you have to use a stylus the one they provide you is so slim than you scare to broke (they only provide you one) so i have to use the one of my nintendo DS .
And of course no touch screen zoom
i have try to install Microsoft office and use it ...... i give up to use excel with the virtual keyboard
I have install Abode creative suite ... Photoshop with the stylus can be accepted , illustrator too not for all but for a large part of the function
I will pass on the detail of the automatic resize of the screen when you use the virtual keyboard ... this put you window and desktop in a mess every time so don't try to re-arrange or next time you will have to do it one more time
For conclude, based on my experience this kind of device have no possible life , he pretend to have lot of function we will not have in the Ipad but most of them cannot be used .....
Practically the Ipad have everything (based on my Iphone experience) we need , except the webcam.
Concerning Android i already test two device on 2.0 and i am melt in my judgment as is not a really bad OS but need serious improvement but really less than Window 7
Some of you will ask me what i will do with the device, i will gently pass it to my old mom for she watch some video we send her (will be by SD CARD ) and time to time make video call with Skype , of course with automatic sign in
PS: i have really don't disclose all other defect of the OS and the device otherwise the post will be take as a massive attack against window based device