Aside from the natural abhorrence of Windows haters, maybe there’s a more rational origin of this first-impression stigma. We’ve tried doing a short analysis on the similarities and difference of some of the currently released Windows 7 tablets, and this is what we found out.
They Look Too Demanding Spec-Wise
The minimum required specifications of Windows 7 are a 1.6 Ghz dual-core processor and 1GB of memory. That is regardless of whether you are using a simple Home edition or the Ultimate edition. What are the specifications of our current mainstream tablets? Most of the recent 10-inch tablets today have 1 Ghz dual core processors and either 512MB or 1GB worth of memory.
That is why when some people see a new Windows 7 tablet, they would always instinctively think that it is not going to provide better user experience than the tablet using Android or iOS. Yes, this is despite the fact that ALL Windows 7 tablets are actually rigged to satisfy the operating system’s minimum component requirements. This observation seems to be more of a fear-from-past-experience issue than of straight prejudice though.
No System Flexibility
Now this is something that can really be quite sensible. Theoretically, electronics consumers can have more system flexibility if they have many devices that run on different systems. After all, if you have more available operating systems, you could technically have more productivity and/or entertainment options, as well as a safeguard from viruses and system failures.
So when someone mentions using a Windows 7 tablet, the idea of a static system would always come to mind. A single, giant system of multiple platforms using the same OS, and inherently, having the exact same limitations and weaknesses as the other. Since cross-platform applications and software are already available, the idea of getting a tablet computer that has the exact same OS as your desktop machine gets even more absurd.
Finally, all Windows 7 Tablets are Tad Expensive
Finally, there is the issue of cost. Since Windows 7 is an operating system owned by another separate business entity, the total price of any machine that would be installed with it would go higher. Worsening this fact is the requirement of high performance and costly components to catch up with the operating system.
Oh, but we won’t argue with the performance of some of these machines though, because as proved by the Asus EP121 Slate, some Windows 7 tablets can be pretty darn fast and efficient.
Do let us know what you think about Windows 7 Tablets through comments.