Windows 8 iPad Killers: What’s Out There?

Microsoft Surface ProThe iPad-killing Windows 8 tablet-laptop has arrived. Problem is, most aren’t ready to dispatch the iPad — or the MacBook Air for that matter — yet. So far, reviewers of shape-shifting Windows 8 tablets have not been kind. Otherwise known as “detachables,” the devices can take the form of a standalone tablet or attach to a keyboard base to become a close facsimile of a full-fledged laptop. And one of the key selling points — if not the key selling point — is that you can run all your favorite Windows applications. In other words, this isn’t application-deprived Windows RT. The fly in the ointment is Intel’s underwhelming Atom Z2760 processor, which presents itself as a kind of paradox: it promises to run any legacy Windows application, but it doesn’t really deliver.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer a technology focused Investment Banking & Advisory practice specializing in M&A, Financings, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Access. He is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert and well known for his work on Fox Television's Shelly Palmer Digital Living as well as his daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks. For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

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