Windows 8 vs iPad (video)

WinRumors have pitted the developer preview of Windows 8 vs the current iPad, and while Windows 8 is still an early build it seems to hold its own pretty well.

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  • Mauri

    The problem is that one is the CURRENT iPad and the other is 1 year away… when another iPad version will be one year ahead of this…

    • Anonymous

      And how much better will that be. What do you think that they will put OS Lion on it and it would be better how it is now…hmmm nope…

      With their update Microsoft would have easily have sold 450 million more Windows 7 Packages and would have had millions of beta downloads on either previous or upcoming Tablets.

    • Anonymous

      ISO 6 is a year off so is windows 8. No difference really.

      • rsgx

        Exactly. A lot of it will come down to the differences in hardware, but Win8 destroys iOS from a software point of view.

    • Anonymous

      You are absolutely right. At the same time you have to consider in that year timeframe what other features MS may add to their OS as well. I think if you look at it, both OS will support all the features and it will come down to wether you want a full fledged OS like Win8 where you can do more than the tablet only features or just limited capability OS like ios where you can just do tablet only features (I did not know what term to use).

    • Anonymous

      You are absolutely right. At the same time you have to consider in that year timeframe what other features MS may add to their OS as well. I think if you look at it, both OS will support all the features and it will come down to wether you want a full fledged OS like Win8 where you can do more than the tablet only features or just limited capability OS like ios where you can just do tablet only features (I did not know what term to use).

    • Anonymous

      It’s not about “features” though.  There is a fundamental difference in these operating systems that no amount of updating can change for iOS.  Windows 8 is a full OS with no compromise while iOS is an operating system for phones that was slapped on a bigger screen.  With Windows 8 you have the incredible metro touch interface and you STILL have the FULL power of a desktop OS.  The only way Apple can match this is to copy MS and release a hybrid iOS/OSX operating system.

      • Mahadragon

        I wonder if AareonDotNet realizes how utterly ridiculous his statement is when you consider the iPad’s iOS’s commanding lead in the tablet market (somewhere around 70%) as of this writing compared with Microsoft’s current market share which is around 5% or less.

        I wonder how even more ridiculous his statement sounds when you look at Microsoft’s recent attempts at mobile devices: Zune=FAIL, Win Phone=current market share around 2% and falling, enough said, Win Tablet (thus far)=Fail.

        • Mahadragon

          The Win Phone market share of 2% or less is a worldwide figure. You can find it on ZDNet’s article entitled:
          “Gartner: Windows Phone market share crashes”

        • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.bundgaard Thomas Bundgaard

          I wonder if Mahadragon realizes how utterly ridiculous he sounds, when he’s comparing the iPad to any existing Windows-tablet. I have my doubts, seeing he’s desperate enough to start trolling 4 month old news.

          It’s sad, really. Also, WM was win, WP is win and Win-Tablets will be win. That should more or less clarify it for you, moron.

  • Anonymous

    win 8 looks super clean in comparison to the ipad. It really makes the icon grid look a bit dated and cluttered.  Very excited for win8…this will certainly wipe android off the tablet scene. It will be neat to see how Apple responds and ups their game.

    • Mahadragon

      Yea, sort of like the way Windows Phone has wiped Android off the phone scene.

      • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.bundgaard Thomas Bundgaard

        Yeah, because that’s totally comparable troll. GTFO.

  • Anonymous

    I think you need to tap and hold a character if you want to get related special characters, like in Windows Phone. So for example if you want the ‘a’ grave/acute accents, just tap and hold ‘a’ and it should come up, like it does in Windows Phone.

  • http://twitter.com/MaulerX MaulerX

    At the end of the day it’s still a bit of an unfair comparison as W8 is a full blown OS and as such will blow the lid of iOS5 in terms of everything.

    • Anonymous

      That’s the whole point!!!

    • Anonymous

      He is right.  Poor iOS5.  We need to add a handicap or something to even up the comparison.

  • Christoffer Lundberg

    Looks amazing! I cannot wait for Windows 8 and all of its great features, including fricken Xbox Live!

  • Christoffer Lundberg

    Looks amazing! I cannot wait for Windows 8 and all of its great features, including fricken Xbox Live!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=865910390 Sam Bayless

    I agree that win8 has the advantage of being a full fledged OS, which certainly makes me want to wait for it instead of caving and getting an IPad. However, my one worry is that it will be less efficient that a phone OS like WP7 or iOS and thus might run down the battery much faster. It seems like it might need some limitations on multi-tasking like WP7 has in order to enforce app developers to write smart code that doesn’t run the battery down.

    One other big disapointment for me is that it doesn’t support XNA. As a WP7 game developer I was really excited about the possiblity of porting a game to W8 with little to no work. Looks like that dream is shot down though based on what I have read :(