Discussion: Microsoft, and its radically redesigned and re-engineered Windows 8, is trying to reinstate the PC as the computing device of choice. They contend that what users really want is a “PC on the go” with storage, processing power, and robust content creation tools, instead of just an iPad. However, their toughest competition is already five months into its second-generation device, and Windows 8 is in the very early stages of its development cycle. Windows 8 will have a distinct advantage over the iPad purely because there is more software written for Windows, but this may become a moot point as the Web continues to solidify itself as the most-used application on any connected device.
Date: September 14, 2011
- What are some of the benefits of the PC that Windows 8 is trying to monopolize on?
- What is the tablet effect?