Don’t write off Microsoft just yet

A bigger picture

There’s been a lot of press recently about the death of the PC, and the rise to dominance of the tablet. So far the tablet story has been about the iPad, and more recently the raft of smaller form-factor Android tablets such as the Kindle Fire and the Nexus. This has been presented as a step-change in how IT will function, and many pundits – including me – have written at some length about the risks inherent in the growth of “Bring Your Own Device”. Microsoft have come late to the party, and Windows 8 RT has taken over from WebOS as the tablet OS least likely to get a date. But is this fair?

I’ve owned a number of laptops over the years, in various form factors. I ended up gravitating to HP’s Elitebook 27x0p convertible tablet PCs, running Windows 7 with tablet extensions. My guilty secret being that…

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