not so good.
Windows 8 on my DesktopI find myself using my Windows 8 PC just for screenshots and exploration. There isn’t one thing on there that has (even slightly) tempted me to make the switch over and live in that environment. Paul Thurrott, you are a brave man. I am writing this blog post on Windows 7 and I have to tell you, the more I think about it, I REALLY love Windows 7. I’m starting to see the beginnings of a Windows XP-like mass refusal to move over. I have asked myself whether it’s because the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is still rough and incomplete. Nope. I just really don’t care for Metro on the desktop especially since I don’t have and don’t want a Touch Monitor. I’ll keep testing but I’m pretty sure that as long as Metro is part of the package, I’ll prefer to stick with Windows 7.
Windows 8 on my ExoPC SlateThis is where it gets tricky and this is where (I predict) Microsoft will have a lot of problems. I am not sure how I feel about Windows 8 on my ExoPC slate because I am not sure who’s responsible for the problems I am having. Is it the Beta Software or the “slow” Tablet? After 2 weeks of using this, I am absolutely certain that performance will be one of the main problems for the average consumer. [caption id="attachment_11671" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Exopc slate[/caption]
- The slate feels sluggish a lot – Is that Windows or the ExoPC?
- The desktop does not rotate when I hold the screen vertically (portrait) – Windows 8 is the culprit (it worked fine when the ExoPC had Windows 7)
- The Tiles are sometimes slow to load
- Sometimes it just won’t swipe when I need it to (5 second delays – ???)
- It doesn’t feel great in my hands – feels very bulky
- It feels heavier than the iPad (even though it isn’t)
- Not very precise fingertip recognition (MSFT or ExoPC??)
- Still not very intuitive
- Doesn’t feel snappy – ready to go
- CPU / Processor Intel Atom Pineview-M N450, 1.66 GHz (supports 64-bit)
- Storage Capacity 32 Gigabyte or 64 Gigabyte Solid State Drive (SSD)
- Memory 2 Gigabytes DDR2 SDRAM