[citation][nom]applerocks[/nom]Sorry to burst your bubble, but Microsoft has already repeatedly said that Windows 8 for tablets isnt going to run standard Windows software. Welcome to a new OS with no Apps. iOS should be well over 500k apps even if you dont could all the fart Apps.http://www.informationweek.com/new [...] /231601473[/citation]
By that they mean that traditional x86 and x86-64 programs will not run on ARM processors (it is a physical impossibility). However, if you watched any of the BUILD conference you would know that all apps designed for win8 will be cross compile-able to ARM architecture because of how the new developer tools will work. That being said, there will be Office for ARM, as well as all of the Intuit software, and Adobe software will follow eventually. Once you get those 3 productivity houses on ARM then it will make tablets pretty freakin awesome. Granted to do real hard core productivity work you will still need x86-64 just because it is faster and more mature, but you will still be able to shoot wedding pics, and then do a quick preview on your tablet. Or while doing an audit, be able to run quickbooks, or tax software, on your tablet. Or run full PPT on your tablet. All the 'little' things that you can sorta get to work with apps, but will finally run fully featured with win8. Laptops will become extinct long before the PC.
All that said, I'm still going to sit out until win9