It depends on which Windows 8.
There's Windows 8 Phone, Windows 8 RT, and full Windows 8.
Take a look at the Samsung ATIV 700T tablet. It has touch screen. It has WiFi. It has ethernet. It will run Photoshop.
.OK, here is an experiment: try to get to the Paint application from desktop mode in less than 3 clicks.
Too easy: find "MSPAINT" in the windows system 32 folder and create a desktop shortcut.
I agree. After spending a weekend with the Surface Tablet, it's clear that Windows 8 is a disaster that will make Vista look like a huge success. It is totally confusing to use, uglier than sin, and Metro is really just a shell over the OS. On Surface, the icons to change network preferences are tiny. The "Start" menu launches the horrible Metro UI. Metro shows your emails including junk emails where anyone can see them. I used a dummy Hotmail account & it shows links to p0rn websites and Viagra ads. It's really shocking how bad this OS looks, acts and works. No JAVA or Flash support either. For HLS streaming to the iPad, that's fine. The "tube" adult websites have been modified to support the iPad / iOS. I really doubt they will create and re-encode their entire libraries for Surface. M$FT copied things on iOS without understanding _why_ Apple removed Flash and JAVA support outside of compiled apps. F-
you bashers and shorts think Java is a big deal- who do you work for Oracle?? Java is a curse that has wasted more computing power than the world will ever be able to recover. As far as the Surface machine its about 10 times better and prettier than any Iturd or droid turd. You can tell everybody I said so. As far as using the Microsoft stuff you are lying thru your teeth and Im betting you have never seen any of it. I wouldnt be surprised to find out that you are too stooopid to learn how to use the Microsoft button on W-8 and switch back and fort from W-7 mode to mobile. I know you are too stooopid to learn how to use the mobile features and would have to have someone help you with it. Give it up- stick close to the attendants - especially if they give you access to the computers in the library
Same with Apple. No USB, no HDMI, no eSATA, no Ethernet, no VGA. Will sell you a converter for extra 50 bucks on top of the already overpriced crippled OS. Will also sell you a case since it is easily scratchable. I saw a smartphone repair shop in the mall hallway. Guess what, they do mostly iPhone - in fact their display of broken phone is an iPhone. Now that speaks for quality.