Yesterday was the big reveal of the Windows 8 Tablet titled 'Surface,' and it was met with mixed reviews. What the new Tablet brings to the table is its role as a major competitor to the Apple iPad—which may result in increased innovation on behalf of competing developers and a lowered price for both parties given the shared market.
As the original creator of the concept of the Tablet, Windows has finally released a preview of its up-to-date, full-scale Tablet for the public. However, the actual product won’t be hitting shelves until sometime this coming Autumn, expected closer to November.
Another area of the Tablet arena that Windows has jumped into is to create a varied range of Windows 8 Tablets—everything from the basic Tablet to ‘Ultraportable laptops.’
Featuring the yet-unreleased Windows 8 system, the shiny, flashy and bold Tablet gives users the PC options of x86-based AMD and Intel machinery with the addition of ARM-based hardware that runs the iPad or the Android Tablet.
The Windows 8 Tablet is a Challenger to Apple’s iPad
1. Increased Competition in Tablet Market - The release of the Windows 8 Tablet 'Surface' is a major competitor to the Apple iPad, sparking increased innovation and potentially lower prices in the tablet market.
2. Diversifying Tablet Offerings - Windows 8 Tablets range from basic Tablets to 'Ultraportable laptops,' offering a variety of options to consumers.
3. Integration of PC and Tablet Technologies - Windows 8 Tablets feature the option to run x86-based AMD and Intel machinery, as well as ARM-based hardware that runs iPad or Android Tablet, bringing together PC and tablet technologies.
1. Technology - The technology industry will experience increased competition, innovation, and diversification in the tablet market with the introduction of the Windows 8 Tablet 'Surface.'
2. Consumer Electronics - Consumer electronics companies will need to adapt and diversify their tablet offerings to compete in the evolving tablet market fueled by the release of the Windows 8 Tablet 'Surface.'
3. PC Manufacturers - PC manufacturers have an opportunity to integrate tablet technologies and offer a wider range of options to consumers with the Windows 8 Tablet 'Surface.'