No way I'm spending $1000 for an Ultrabook or Surface Pro with Windows 8. I just ordered a Samsung Google Chromebook for $249 instead. Sure, Chrome OS has a learning curve, but so does Windows 8. Microsoft and Intel can't get it right. Now I'm switching to a competitors product. The Chromebook has some nice features:
Weighs only 2.4 lbs
Includes a keyboard
Dual core ARM processor
6.5 hours of battery life
11.6 inch screen
Sorry Microsoft, you lost another customer because of Windows 8 and Metro!
Sentiment: Strong Sell
I agree. 8 needs to be fixed before customers will welcome it. If Apple were to radically change their OS they would lose market share as well. Linux is gaining tracking due to MS failure to see things from the customers eyes and comfort. Hopefully 8.1 will be a step in that direction and 8 will just be a plain failure in the corporate world. Bare in mind for 8 users - version 8.1 is a free update. But MS says it is a major overhaul. I bet they threw in a batch file that will allow the users to go to the desktop automatically. A very simple fix which would be welcomed hugely in the corporate world. The learning curve is too large to be practical in the corporate world the way 8 is. MSFT needs more customers on the board of directors to voice for the customer to be heard. The only way they will hear us is to stop buying it. Unfortunately due to the monopoly of MS you can't. You go to dell or bestbuy you're SOL suck with winblows 8. Windows 7 is still the way to go until we see windows 8.1 to then see if we will welcome it into our corporations. Just an FYI - Chromebook won't work in a corporate environment due to no active x or IE. Bummer.