... and if you've read my previous articles, you'll know that I'm excited for them. In fact, my current tech plan is to get a slate or x86/x64 tablet or a "convertible" or whatever is available with Windows 8 on it. As you say, there are a lot of great advantages to them over other tablets.
But... my personal preference does not change the fact that Windows 8 is already losing tons of steam thanks to the near universal dislike of the UI (again, if you've been reading for a while, you know I keep saying that the experience on a proper touch screen is going to be a lot better than trying it on a VM on a desktop machine), and OEMs are unlikely to put any money into x86/x64 tablets and will focus their attention on x86/x64 slates, "convertibles", unltranotebooks, etc., which have gone nowhere with consumers.
And yes, I consider those to be a great option for IT departments... but an IT department choosing between a $1,500 ultranotebook or slate and a $600 iPad is going to take the iPad nearly every time.
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