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Watch Apple iPad 2 with iOS 5 beta face off Samsung's Windows 8 slate

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Watch Apple iPad 2 with iOS 5 beta face off Samsung's Windows 8 slate
The tablet industry was pretty much created by Apple's iPad last year, but Windows-based slates have been a dream of Bill Gates even a decade ago.

Now that Microsoft is reinventing the most popular OS to enter the touchy-feely era, it introduced Windows 8, which is probably the biggest gamble it has taken in its history. While it's tempting to have a full-blown PC in tablet form, execution is everything for Windows 8 tablets to put a dent in the iPad dominance.

The early developer preview that Microsoft let out of the bag the other evening has its reference hardware, made by Samsung, which runs 1.6GHz Core i5 processor with two cores and has 4GB of RAM. The slate also sports a 11.6" Super PLS LCD screen and a full USB port.

Now it has been pitted against the Apple iPad 2 with iOS 5, to hint at the Windows 8 capabilities, even in this pre-beta form, and answer the burning question whose concept about computing will win the hearts and minds of consumers. Enjoy the video and tell us what you think in the comments.

source: Winrumors  


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posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:36 4

1. moneymakerjnr (unregistered)


Steve jobs wins!!!!! Microsoft Sucks!!!

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:38 28

3. yayea (unregistered)


Wrong!!!!!!!!!!! Microsoft is better sorry.. dont be so jelly kid

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 00:17 2

69. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


sorry but iOS won't slaughter a full-featured OS. let's face it... there is really something that makes Windows OS more superior than the rest of all the OSes.

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 10:37 1

71. Jake (unregistered)


Isn't Steve Jobs Dead?

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:37 37

2. yayea (unregistered)


Windows 8 is better hands down... thumBS up if you agree!

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:41 18

4. T12RYK (Posts: 113; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


IOS is outdated even as a mobile phone OS, can't even be compared to a full OS like Windows 8.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 20:49 1

32. Satya (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


After soooo many years that they have the OS in this shape.. so probably enhancing this will take another decade. by then Apple will far advanced.

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 00:00 6

43. dipereira0123 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


iOS is still the same piece of caged sh*t it was on this first version, its fast coz theres nothing inside its sourcecodes except by locks, my S^3 has MUCH more resources than this dumb iOS

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 13:34 1

60. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


You only say that because the interface is customizable because it does everything else other OS do.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:41 11

5. Simple answer (unregistered)


Why I have bought Microsoft stock. They beat Apple in putting a full version of an operating system on a tablet. Not to mention they have done that years ago with XP.

I believe Apple will loose in the long run unless it is able to put its full operating system on a tablet.

I currently run windows 7 on a Lenovo tablet PC and it runs great with touch.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 20:54 5

33. UltraElectroMagneticPOP (Posts: 49; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


You heard that thing about the OS mod that brings iOS X (not sure if Lion) to the iPhone? IMHO, Apple should have tried that before. With the iPad. They could have offered the iPad in 2 flavors, iOS and OS X, and let the people choose which OS they preferred. Alas, Apple (specifically Jobs) is not really into giving people choices. They've seen consumers as just that - consumers. They want people to just consume what they release. On the other hand, Microsoft gives people choices. Even after changing the whole Windows interface with Win8, they still included the old school desktop, if ever one might prefer to use it.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:45 13

7. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


4GB of Ram is ridiculous. I am liking this Windows 8 slate. I have never been a big fan of tablets I always see them as toys and unable to do an eighth of what a standard laptop can do. This Windows slate will definitely give people a decision of should they go for a Slate or a Laptop. Now can we get Steam on here and possibly a video game controller hookup.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:48 6

8. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Better yet a wireless controller hookup.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:59 6

14. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if they dont include blutooth controller ability, id be really suprized.. especially with the XBL integration in the WP7 (and i would assume in W8)

portal 2 on the go.. oh yea baby :)

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 16:03

17. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


I think, for once, Remix and myself agree on something.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:57 2

12. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


vv,
you also have to remember that a windows 8 tablet runs the full version of windows7 underneath it, so it needs a lot of extra horsepower. Its not a set of simple icons like iOS.

Now is that DDR2 or DDR3? :)

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 16:01 1

16. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


I'm hoping DDR3,

I believe an i5 processor is plenty of horsepower. Of course I don't think anyone here wouldn't mind an i7 with at least 6GBs of ram in that puppy. Anyone know how much internal memory is this thing going to have?

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 20:35 2

29. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


can i get one with a sandy bridge processor? would that make it too thick? lol. j/k

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:50 3

9. Kjayhawk (Posts: 294; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


This is stupid no one can argue that windows 8 is better than iOS, really comparing apple and oranges.

But Samsung your going to get sued again that thing looks exactly like an iPad.. like damn!!

I think Microsoft will defiantly give apple a run for there money when it comes to tablets. Windows 8 is amazing and really makes iOS look like an outdated OS

posted on 16 Sep 2011, 00:03 2

44. dipereira0123 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


just for fun, the apple will have his ass kicked even if compared to a mango XD

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:52 5

10. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Just that fact that we are having this conversation comparing a full blown Windows anything to an iPad means that Microsoft has won.

It doesn't necessarily mean that the slate is better than the iPad, but it does mean that everyone is now ready to put both in the same conversation which is a HUGE improvement for MS in this area and validates the one OS multiple platform strategy even if half of us still think the iPad is better.

Does Apple have a similar announcement imminent, or are they going to announce the iPhone5 will excrete gold?
doubtful...

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:55 2

11. OhSo3D (Posts: 39; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


Both are good tablets, with good OS's. Can't really go wrong either way, although Windows 8 seems more appealing.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:58 3

13. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


Windows 8 is a beast i like it

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 15:59 2

15. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


that was nice.. it was just like the phone.. now show us windows 7 compatability mode and how that runs :)

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 16:27 3

18. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


Love you MS, take away everyone like this in mobile phones too

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 16:34 1

19. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


I would like to see a fruit come on hear and say that the ipad 2 is better if u do u must be smoking that sh*it lol..I love the little green robot but that tablet was nice.good job sammy and micro

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 16:48

20. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Samsung i5 processor and large screen will be short battery life 5 hours instead of 10 hours like iPad.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 23:47 2

42. Chix017 (unregistered)


D Kal-El chip with windows 8 would last for days not hours. Check d articles on dis website between yesterday & today.

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 16:50 1

21. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)


see by not copying . Samsung can be succesful ... in other note.. good teamwork... MS is here to stay...on tablets.. only..

posted on 15 Sep 2011, 20:07 2

27. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Funny how the SGS2 has been the fastest selling Android phone there is. I think that's pretty damn successful. But what can you expect from an isheep. Isheep believes everything Apple says. If Apple says Samsung copies, then they believe it. lol I wonder if they would be stupid enough to believe if Apple said the world was flat or that you can breathe under water.

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