Since the preview of the Windows 8 OS and devices such as the Mircosoft Surface last year, one can smell it in the air that the glory days of conventional iOS and Android tablets and laptops are coming to an end.
Tablets and laptops always had a comfortable foothold in the market as they served very different purposes. As much as the iOS and Android OS has improved, tablets remain to be devices for serious play and casual work. For real work, the consumers would always need to resort back to the good old laptop of desktop PC.
The Windows 8 OS sets to change all that forever. Lets face it the Windows platform has been the main platform to get some serious work done and from the looks of it, it will remain to be so for many years to come.
In the new Windows 8 OS, the system switches effortlessly and seamlessly between the traditional Windows desktop mode and the Windows touchscreen mode. It has integrated traditional Windows desktop applications and Windows tablet/smartphone apps together so well that you can switch between the two interfaces with the click of a mouse (or a touch on the screen). This feature alone should send shudders down the spine of iOS and Android developers.
On that note, all you need to do is attach a keyboard to an Windows 8 tablet, switch it to the traditional Windows desktop mode and it instantly turns into an almost fully functional Windows laptop. In short, if you own a Windows 8 tablet, such as the latest Windows 8 Acer Iconia you may not need to get a separate laptop or desktop PC for work.
Like wise, if you own a sleek touchscreen Windows 8 laptop such as the Lenovo Yoga, you don’t need to get another tablet device to enjoy the fun features found on tablets.
If Microsoft manage to catch up with the iOS and Android OS in the apps department in terms of quality and the sheer number of apps, Windows 8 devices looks set to domain the personal computing market for a long time to come.
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