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Will The ipad Be Outsold By Windows Tablet?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Ultrimate, Jun 22, 2010.

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    Everybody heard that Windows is gonna release a tablet, well windows has dominated apple in the past, will they do it again with the upcoming windows tablet?
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    Ummm...

    What are you talking about?
    Windows doesn't manufacture any computers.

    I think the market model here will be more similar to the phone market or the ipod market, than computer markets.

    Do you feel that Windows Mobile type phones are dominating iPhones?
    Are any Win-Devices dominating iPod devices?

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    Hey Ultrimate, why are you trying to stir things up? HP just dumped Windows 7 from their slate. They're going with a mobile OS. Does that tell you anything?
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    Windows tablets have been available for years. They will continue to fail until Microsoft starts making a specific OS for tablets. The magic of the iPad is the software, not the hardware.
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    Windows on a tablet ..... would be too hot, too slow and battery life would be too short.
    Even browsing on a netbook isn't as fluid as on the iPad (except for Flas support).
    The real competition is more likely to be from Android tablets.
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    A Windows Tablet ??? I think we will hear talk about it for the next 5 years. And then when they come out with it, Apple will reinvent the wheel all over again.. That's not dominance is it. :p
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    When there is a Windows Tablet for actually for sale we can have this discussion.

    I have used windows 7 tablet PCs and they are great. They lack the fun-to-use touch interface, but for serious productivity, I prefer them to the iPad. Most are too big and heavy to carry everywhere though. I always thought it was a mistake to focus away from slates and onto "convertable" notebooks. The ones that are small and portable are too expensive. I think Microsoft is capably of making a killer tablet. The pen interface and handwriting recognition works VERY well on the current models. They are going to have to stop half-assing it though and really put some effort into the interface, portability and battery life instead of just leaving all that work up to the hardawre manufacturers to do the real innovation.
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    I really like Windows; when it works, and because I have been using it since Windows 1.0 I am comfortable with the os. Now I think it is to big a program, tries to do to many things and this puts to much strain on the hardware.

    The iPad is quick, up and running in seconds not minutes. If Windows could do that I would buy a Windows tablet. I have always hated waiting for Windows to load but now the iPad is taking that irritation to a whole new level.
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    ipad is at 3 million sold. Windows nil, plus there windows phone is almost in last place.
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    Well, bill gates was on larry king few weeks ago, and he was knocking the iPad and saying how great their windows tablet is gonna be.. Just getting your input...
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    Hmmmm....last I knew, Windows was a brand of operating system made by Microsoft, neither of which produces computers/tablets.

    Now, if you're talking about a Windows based tablet outselling Ipads, then that's a different story. Would they outsell Ipads in the current Windows form? Absolutely not. Do they have the ability to if they build a ground up, mobile based version of Windows? Possibly. Anything is possible. We can be driving flying cars next year, but it's not probably unless someone comes up with a new innovation.
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    There have been windows tablets fir quite some time...none have been touch friendly and they all are pen based...they have always been total flops.
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    Actually, Windows 7 with a solid state "disk" can boot up very quickly now - I think we had one in the office here up in less than 20sec. Much faster than any previous version of Windows. Still not instant on like the iPad, but its a full OS.

    I think MS (in conjunction with its hardware partners) is capable of making a killer slate. They already have a terrific base to work from with the pen and handwritting recognition. They have some fantastic slates already on the market, but they are not a direct competitor to the iPad. They are heavier, way more expensive, have less battery life, and built more as a laptop replacement than an appliance.

    Microsoft seriously needs to support the platform better from a marketing and software perspective. It needs a more touch/pen friendly interface. Just touch/pen scrolling would be a huge start, but there is so much more work to be done to make the platform what it could be.

    Here is a great-looking tablet you can buy now. I'm guessing most iPad users never knew such things exist.
    [​IMG]
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    Hey that thing look great! Kinda socked it to the iPad fanboys!
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    Why on Earth are you even on this forum? Your posts have been nothing but incendiary and trying to mix up trouble since you got here. There is a word for that: troll.

    But to answer the stupid question in the first post, Windows OS sucks on a small touch device. No one wants to navigate the start menu and command prompt type things with their finger. The only two truly good OSs for a slate are Apple's OS and Android. Anything that rivals the iPad is going to be Android, at this point....unless MS comes up with like Windows Touch OS 1.0 or something. And even then, the app store for that slate will be absolute crap at the beginning, so we are years away from that happening. Even the Android Market is still trying to catch up to iTunes.
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    Sure, if you ignore the fact that it disproves your point....

    It sure is not dominating the iPad.

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    I wouldnt call myself a fanboy, but I am an iPad fan. I own one. If the Sahara Slates were $700 and had a 10hr battery life, I probably would have bought one instead of the iPad. Right now, MS or any of its hardware partners dont have anything that competes with the iPad on price, battery, and usability.

    I think they are absolutely capable of it - they are probably 70% there already. The TabletPC platform just need more work on the interface and more deals on the business side to make it affordable.

    The next couple of years should be fun.
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    lol no one uses a command prompt in windows and the start menu is very usable on a touchscreen. The big problem is mouse-oriented things like scroll bars, tiny toolbar buttons, etc. Scrolling was the biggest beating for me by far on the Tablet PC. You have to use the pen or your finger to tap the tiny up and down arrows. Its frustrating to see something with so much potential get such half-assed development. Hopefully the iPad motivates them to perfect what they have started. I wont hold my breath - until then, I'll enjoy my iPad.
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    Bill gates is on record as describing an iPad type tablet several years ago. However, it took Apple to make it. Zune was to be the ultimate answer to iPod. It is toast. No one, not one manufacturer, has come up with a legitimate contender to the iPhone. Not that there are not good smart phones out there, but when was the last time one of those sold 600,000 in less than a day before it hit the stores?

    If MS or anyone makes a better tablet, fine. Until then, iPad rules.
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    The Zune HD is great, but it was too little too late. The focus of the MP3 player market had already moved to phones. I expect them to do the same with the slate tablet, but perhaps they've learned a lesson from the last few years. MS practically invented the smartphone and the Tablet, then sat back and let them die. They have the resources to get it done, but lack the leadership.

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