Remember when Apple missed earnings and guided way down?
This whole Windows 8 launch with its myraid form factor options is only going to confuse customers and make them run away. This shotgun approach to gadget design used to work in the past but of late specific gadgets, with a specific customer base in mind, and a user tuned use scenario is what sells. In other words, the iPads, iPhones and Kindles are the wave of the future -- gadgets with character. The age of the generic (supply chain optimized) PC is over.