Microsoft Windows 8

9.0
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Reviewed by Slymayer (Currently owns)

I first was skeptical about Windows 8 because of Modern UI that was basically made for tablets but the improvements like the apps that are pretty well integrated even when I use the desktop (I'm thinking of the side-docking for most of the apps that is really neat). The lack of native applications is a thing for sure but you get your notifications from the People app for example and the quality of the browser allows you to go on Facebook them. IE10 on Win8 or even WinRT is really smooth and always give you a clean render.

One thing I really like too is to keep the same UI on both tablets and PCs, when I switch to my Surface RT I don't feel like I'm on a castrated device and Atom tablets are even better.

Actually I think even buying a WinRT device is a good deal, however Atom tablets are much better and sometimes cheaper and offer a faster and more complete experience, and still Windows 8 is great on them. The only problem you may have is that the GPU on Atom tablets is often ridiculous even compared to a Tegra 3 device that has a better GPU but an ARM processor.

The apps are a good initiative, porting the concept to the computers is really good I think as many services we accessed via a web browser are not accessible via smooth, integrated and even centralized apps for some services.

The multitasking is just perfect to me, both on computers and tablets, it is really smooth, and you don't have to learn unintuitive gestures. I was first confused between the desktop multitasking and the apps multitasking but now I'm used to it and I use Windows 8 even faster than Windows 7.

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