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A Mac Tab Would Be Sweet To Swallow

Recently I argued that the Microsoft Surface, being both a tablet and a full PC, is twice as good as an iPad. The iPad is cool and super stable with an unbelievable design, but only does so much. The surface won't be nearly as elegant, nearly as well executed, but will be a true workhouse.

Half of you believe me an idiot, the other thought I might be onto something (sounds like home). Need proof? Here you go.

Apple made a concerted decision not to build a computer but a pure tablet. And for me, that's the problem. I want the opposite. I want Apple to rethink its strategy and start building a Mac tablet (if it hasn't done so already).  Now I know Apple's stock is bigger than Donald Trump's ego, but even though I think the Win 8 Surface will be superior for the enterprise user, the Mac tablet would be superior by virtue of better execution and design.

Just as the iPad is an opportunity for the Surface, the Surface is an opportunity for a Mac Tab.

To be clear, from just a tablet perspective, the iPad will, in all likelihood, be far better than Win 8 tablets. Fortunately for Redmond, I don't think that's the game it's planning to play.

This one is going to be fun.

From a pure tablet standpoint, how does Windows 8 stack up? Give it to us straight at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/11/2012 at 1:19 PM


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