What Features Should a Windows Tablet Have?
With the news that a study by Boston Consulting Group has revealed that consumers have noticed a lack of Windows tablets in the marketplace with 42% of those surveyed preferring Windows on their tablets (despite that fact that there are tablets already available) let’s have a think about the features that a Windows tablet should have.
Let’s build a mythical, perfect tablet!
To begin with, a unibody chassis, much like the iPad. This is vital, as it enhances the impression of a light, easy-to-use device. On the sides: easy to access USB 3.0 ports, HDMI in/out, an e-SATA connector and the usual headphone/headset connector. We'll charge by USB, and Windows 8 will standardize power enhanced USB charging which Apple created and PC manufacturers individually duplicate.
A high-capacity microSDHC card should also be included as standard and also be easily upgradable. Meanwhile all versions of the device should have mobile Internet (with a standard SIM card slot so that users can take advantage of their existing mobile contracts – none of this double-dealing micro-SIM nonsense) as well as Wi-Fi.
The highest possible sound quality for audio playback should be offered along with a high definition LED-backed LCD display for the best quality videos. The touchscreen would naturally support multitouch gestures.
As for the operating system, well we’ll have to imagine that Windows 8 is ready to use right now, and that it is also able to run Windows Phone apps if necessary. Windows 8 will come with access to a Microsoft Windows Store, so our mythical tablet will have access to a wide selection of apps.
Last of all, Microsoft will have made sure that a vast selection of accessories are available for the device, such as keyboards, screen protectors, cases and soft-tipped styli for art applications.
So, light, functional and running Windows 8. Sounds great!