Re: Why is the iPad better than Windows 8.1 RT?
I think the problem here for me is you didn't specify a device you just said Windows 8.1 RT device. If you were to have specified a device like a Surface Pro 2 or whatever I think it would have been a more fair question. Having recently prepared a Surface Pro 2 which is supposed to be better than the RT I will use that as my chosen device. The reason why the iPad is better is simple it has a clear direction of what it is and what it does. So the user's expectations and experience is what makes it better. The Surface on the other hand is positioned by MS to be a no compromise device and that is the problem. People hear no compromise and they think the device is going to replace their qaud core, 8GB laptop with a 500GB hdd. Now for some people that will be the case, people who browse the web, answer emails, do a lot of word processing, spreadsheets, etc. The problem is that for others who look at the size and weight and then want to use it for Adobe CS, 3Ds Max and other hardcore power hungry applications it is not a great solution and to use it they must change their workflow. The Surface Pro 2 I worked on the other day was a nightmare for me things that would normally take me 5-10 minutes on a laptop took 20-30 minutes because the Surface was freezing, not responding, responding slowly. I wasn't able to multi-task by installing two programs at once while having another open something that is just a basic operation on a laptop. These are the expectations some people have when they hear no compromises. An iPad doesn't promise to run the Adobe CS. A user knows that it only runs the apps that are available and they know the capability of the device and they buy it accordingly. This to me is what makes it the better device because what it does it does well instead of trying to do everything and doing most of it half assed.
Originally Posted by jsntrenkler