April 25, 2012 Leave a comment
I previously wrote about the advantages that Microsoft’s Windows 8 (on a tablet) has over Apple’s iOS (on the iPad). Apple recently released its new iPad to great fanfare. Here are five things that the iPad does better than Windows 8.
1. Retina Display
Strictly speaking, this isn’t a fair comparison for two main reasons. The first reason is that Microsoft does not produce the hardware for Windows 8 tablets. The second reason is that Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 is designed to support screen resolutions that can match or exceed the resolution of the iPad’s Retina display. However, the counterpoint to this line of reasoning is that this is a comparison based on the real world, not some hypothetical display. Apple’s Retina display on the iPad is a thing of beauty. It makes photos and videos ‘pop’ and makes text crisp and legible. It is also currently available on every iPad (third generation). Apple’s control over the vertical stack with its tablet means that it can guarantee a high level of display quality. This isn’t the case for Windows 8, where Microsoft is somewhat at the mercy of manufacturers in terms of the choices made for the tablet hardware. Read more of this post