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Aug 7, 2010
Anand Srinivasan

Best OS For Tablets – Windows 7 Vs. iOS

Dissing out tablet OS platforms while comparing them with the iPad OS is a popular pastime among bloggers. But as this video comparison shows, Microsoft’s Windows 7 OS on a ‘Hanvon‘ slate actually seems to be doing a great job compared to the iOS on iPad. As you can see from the video embedded below, the response time to various actions, web page load times, video caching all appears to be much quicker on Windows 7.

Now this does not effectively mean that Windows 7 is the ideal platform. There are a few areas where the OS platform needs to be tuned to suit a touchscreen-based hardware better. You will notice that accessing the desktop version of Microsoft Outlook looks to be a tad more roundabout than accessing the Mail app on iPad.

Nevertheless, if there is one thing that needs to be understood, it is that there are some really good iPad alternatives out in the wild and that are in the pipeline. So, if you are actually planning to buy a tablet for yourself, hold back, make a much serious research on alternatives before you throw in your money in an Apple Store.

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