Android and iOS remain the leaders in the tablet industry. However, Windows 8 tablets, though they started off a little bit rough, and now proving to be a good option for some. Windows 8 has had a bad reputation because of its computer release which proved to be problematic, but on a touch based system like a tablet, you get the full experience of the operating system. Here are 5 reasons to buy a Windows 8 tablet.
1. You Use Windows Apps
Are you a businessman or die-hard power user that depends on Windows apps such as Microsoft Word or Excel? Since the Microsoft Surface runs Windows, you can run most apps on it that you would be able to run on your regular Windows PC. This is a huge advantage over Android and iOS that require you download and even sometimes purchase an alternative to the app you really wanted.
2. You Already Have Windows 8
If you already have a PC or laptop at home with Windows 8, purchasing a Windows 8 tablet would be a good choice over the others because you can connect it with your Microsoft account and keep things in sync.
3. Productivity Is Key
If productivity is key for you the Microsoft Surface is going to be a good choice for you. While Android and iOS try more and more to help make productivity easier, it’s hard to do it because of the limited multi-tasking capabilities. Since the Microsoft Surface runs Windows, this experience will be just like it is on your Windows 8 PC.
4. You Need Multiple Users
Multiple users is something that’s made very simple on the Windows 8 tablets. Android has it some but it’s limited and iOS still hasn’t rolled it out. Plus, with the multi-user system you can use existing Microsoft accounts for other users which makes it easier.
5. You’re In An Enterprise Environment
If you’re in a business environment and you’re purchasing the tablet for a business environment, you can’t go wrong with the Microsoft Surface Pro. Just like a regular PC you will get the ability to connect it ti your Active Directory domain. This allows you to have the dependability of your server infrastructure and any security that it may provide.
All in all, if you relate to any of the 5 reasons I laid out, the Windows 8 tablet may be a good option for you. While I’m a big Android fan myself, I have to say, if I were to purchase another tablet it would probably be a Windows tablet.