Survey says... more people want Windows Tablets than iOS/Android!

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  1. TheSideshow macrumors 6502

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    Here’s a new survey out from Boston Consulting Group, which says 42 percent of U.S. consumers would like to buy a tablet that runs Microsoft’s operating system. That makes it the most desired OS by a significant margin, trailed by Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.

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    BCG study isn’t an anomaly. Forrester conducted a poll earlier this year and got the same message, with an even starker gap between Microsoft and everyone else: “Only 9% of consumers considering buying a tablet actively prefer an Android tablet — compared with 16% who prefer iOS and 46% who prefer Windows.”

    http://allthingsd.com/20111005/nevermind-the-iphone-5-wheres-my-windows-ipad/?mod=ATD_iphone
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Interesting news. However, I'm sure the survey won't acuratly represent the majority of the tablet market consumers or something like that.:rolleyes:
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I'd be willing to bet that it does. I know I would never touch an iPad, but I can't wait to get my hands on a Windows tablet. I'd even pay more than $600, while I feel like an iPad isn't worth much more than $300.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I just want AMD to get Bulldozer and Trinity out the door. :rolleyes:
     
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    bpaluzzi macrumors 6502a

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    You do know that Windows tablets have been around for over a decade, right? Nobody bought them then, and nobody will buy them in the future.

    But hey, good luck with those stats!
     
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Precisely. Although those Windows tablets were obscenely expensive compared to laptops. If they could make a simpler device that ran in the iPad price range and size it could fair well. Although a big limiting factor is that the programs are not designed for touch input. Windows 8 can start to change that. But it will take many years until the majority of Windows programs are touch friendly.
     
  7. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    I sold my iPad and bought a Windows 7 based 11.6" Acer Netbook. To be honest, I'm a lot happier now.
     
  8. zourtney macrumors newbie

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    Put me in that group. I want Win8 tabs with well-designed Metro UIs to take off.

    ...sent from my iPad :p
     
  9. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    The hardware in old tablets made them crap. That was the main factor.
     
  10. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm how many apps are available for Windows tablets vs. the ipad? Of course no one ever used the argument that you should get a PC rather than a Mac because there is more software available for it right? :rolleyes:
     
  11. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I feel like I should point out that Windows tablets will run every program that a Windows PC will run, now. Plus the metro apps, and (rumored) WP7 apps. I wouldn't worry about the lack of apps ;)
     
  12. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    There will be plenty. WP7 apps run on Windows
     
  13. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    I think it will be great for consumers to be able to chose a Windows tablet along with iOS. I think that Windows will be able to get a toehold in the market and will put Android at a distant third. The average user is already familiar with Windows and it won't be a hard sell like Android seems to be for the masses thus far.
     
  14. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Except for the ARM powered tablets..... ;)
     
  15. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    And the software wasn't very well optimised for touch.
     

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