With the recent release of Windows 8, a slew of Windows RT tablets have been announced, including the Microsoft Surface RT. While, perhaps at one time far in the past, Apple had the only viable tablet, it is no longer true. Windows tablets are breaking the border of laptop and tablet and come with a few neat features that you really cannot find on an iPad.
Take for example, the Microsoft Surface. It has a detachable typing cover, so that it could be, perhaps, your laptop at some times or, when you remove it, just a tablet at others. I really like the concept of having a full laptop in the form factor of a tablet. What sets it apart, however, is the Microsoft Office software it comes with. It essentially makes it way ahead for any type of real work production over Apple. When you throw in a full USB port that can be used for a mouse…well…yeah. With an SD card slot and USB port, it also allows easy expansion of storage, instead of paying Apple another hundred dollars for a few gigs.
What am I trying to say? Before you get an iPad, think about exactly what you’re losing out on. Sure, the iPad has a few hundred fart apps over the MS tablets, but MS brings full laptop capability in a tablet form (especially when the full blown Windows 8 tablets launch later).
I also came across a great deal from Best buy, in which you can purchase a midrange laptop, midrange touchscreen all in one desktop, and midrange ultrabook for the same price as….just one midrange Mac. just $2000. And it comes with a year of tech support and kaspersky for the three of them. I’m no big Best buy fan, but I really see no reason you would spend so much money on one computer when you could have three. Seriously.
Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well. I will be going to see president Barack Obama tomorrow at UCF in Florida, and hopefully won’t see any iPhones at the rally!