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Windows 8 on a tablet PC: hands-on review of Acer W500 tablet running Win8

A day ago, I installed Windows 8 developer edition (it’s free from Microsoft) on my Acer W500 tablet PC (more about it here).

In general I’ve liked my win-based tablet PC, but with Windows 7 some of the tasks were not easy to deal with on a touchscreen. Plus, it was considerably slower than most of the laptops. But now with Windows 8 it runs much faster and has become more convenient to use. Here’s a short video for you:

 As you see, applications like Lightroom run with no issues on Windows 8. I am going to install the rest of the programs I need (full Canon suite one of them) and will get back to you with another report.

For now, some of the screen-shots I’ve got right from the tablet:

Windows 8 Metro UI start menu:

windows 8 on a tablet pc screenshot
windows 8 on a tablet pc screenshot

 

 Windows 8 desktop (much like win 7) with setting pop-up panel

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windows-8-on-tablet-pc-screenshot-007

 

 Windows 8 keyboard split for two hand typing while holding the tablet:

windows 8 on tablet pc screenshot keyboard
windows 8 on tablet pc screenshot keyboard

 

This is how copy/extract or install operation looks like now:

windows-8-on-tablet-pc-screenshot-copy-progress
windows-8-on-tablet-pc-screenshot-copy-progress

 

This is the standard Windows 8 RSS Feed reader. Looks nice!

windows 8 on tablet pc  rss feed reader
windows 8 on tablet pc rss feed reader

 

The bottom line:

Yet another time I found how interesting life could be when I do not follow the herd and do what I feel will be the best for me.  I’ve been told many times about how bad Windows tablets are comparing to Android devices or iPads, and now I have such a cool toy to play with that the “real” tablets just looks like boring e-book readers to me:-)

Alex

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