Submitted by mpctips 1020d ago | news

200 Million Workers Want Windows 8 Tablets, Not iPads

ReadWrite.com: Good news for Microsoft: 200 million information workers want Windows tablets, a report from Forrester claimed Monday, quite a few more than the 900,000 Surface RT tablets that IDC estimated have already been sold into the channel. (Microsoft, Microsoft Surface Pro, Microsoft Surface RT, PC hardware, Windows 8)

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newsguy  +   1020d ago
wishful thinking me thinks
Captain Tuttle  +   1020d ago
That's because they're locked into the Windows environment in their jobs, it's just easier for them to keep stick with Windows. This is Apple's challenge if they want to break into the business sector.
2pacalypsenow  +   1019d ago
Apple is too expensive for businesses like these and windows . And apple has no advantage on the programs that windows uses for them
justinbkerr  +   1020d ago
Thats because these are full PC's, and double as a tablet. Hopefully Intel's Haswell can drive battery life up, and weights down under 1.5 pounds.
DivineHand125  +   1020d ago
of course they would prefer the windows 8 tablets to the Ipad because it is more productive. The problem is that their too expensive. What I want to see is tablets, ultra books and convertables priced to compete with laptops with similar specs instead of being overpriced.
mcstorm  +   1019d ago
I agree they are expensive for some people but so is an iPad. The surface 32 and 64gb tablets are the same price as the iPad 32 n 64gb but also come with the touch cover to but the rt has limits but still offers more than an iPad and android tablet for business.

The pro is expensive but it is an ultra book in a tablet format and is inline with the ultra book prices but just like when the original laptops hit the market they will come down in price and they will start to replace laptops over the next 5 years. Plus the pro dose not really have a limit.

Yes at the moment the battery life of the pro is around 5 hours but people need to remember its a full blown pc.

There is a lot of hate for Microsoft at the moment and I don't think its right as windows 8 windows phone 8 are all very good and stable software add the surface is the best built tablet on the market to.

I just hope Sony, dell, hp ect can now take a look at Ms and what they are doing and start to make the hardware to show off windows 8 rt and pro just like Nokia and htc are doing with wp.
Clarence  +   1019d ago
Yeah right
Veni Vidi Vici  +   1019d ago
The reviews aren't very good for them, from what I've seen. Tries to be a laptop and a tablet and manages to do neither as well as a true laptop or true tablet.
SephirothX21  +   1019d ago
Two reasons for this. One, they're used to Windows more than IOS. Two, IPads suck and anyone who was dumb enough to buy one should be shot.
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Chard  +   1019d ago
The Windows 8 tablets out now are getting closer to what I want in a tablet - pressure sensitivity, wacom stylus, and photoshop on the go would be an artists dream. Can't see iPads offering that anytime soon.
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CRASHBASHUK  +   1019d ago
here one reason why Microsoft got the full OS on a tablet unlike apples I pad also now with office 2013 its a lot easyer

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