Even though the Google Nexus 7 has recently and has received rave ratings from the tech world, the iPad is still the unprecedented leader of the tablet space. Still, Android tablets are very competitive and in some aspects like price and features easily outshines the iPad. However, the Windows 8 tablets are not that bad and in many aspects are better than iPad and Android powered tablets.
Here are some highlighted features of Windows 8 tablets which you need to be aware of:
Multiple User Accounts
Tablets are portable devices that can easily shared by many users. If you have personal content on your tablet, you may not want others to access it. Unlike iPad and Android tablets, Windows allows users to create multiple user accounts. By creating your own profile, you can make certain files and tablet settings exclusively available to you.
Hook up Many Peripherals
Windows 8 tablets allow users to virtually hook up any kind of hardware that connects to the standard connectors. As far as connecting wide variety of peripherals are concerned, the Windows 8 tablet is undoubtedly better than iPad and Android tablets.
Smooth functioning of Snap View
Windows 8 allows users to view two apps side-by-side. This feature is known as Snap View. So, if you are working on two programs at the same time. This feature will help you manage between two apps easily. iPad does not offer such a feature and on only few Android tablets like Samsung Galaxy Android tablets, a similar called multiview is available. However, the multiview feature is not that intuitive as Snap View on Windows 8.
Windows File Manager
Many of us has been using File Manager on Windows on our desktops and laptops and we know it very well that it allows users to manage files pretty well. The same feature has been made available for tablet users through Windows 8 OS. The third party file manager on Android and iOS are not that easy to use and powerful as Windows File Manager is.
Security is paramount when it comes to protecting your computer, be it your desktop, laptop, smartphone or a tablet. Windows 8 allows you to encrypt files to protect it from getting accessed by unauthorized users. The Bitlocker feature is an encryption method that allows you to encrypt even entire drives. If such a tablet is stolen, the tablet will be useless for the robber/finder.
Pen Input Support
Since Windows 8 OS has been developed mainly to work on touchscreen enabled tablets, it offers good support for handwriting input. Windows has been offering pen support since a long time and now it has come to Windows 8 powered tablets. The automatic text recognition makes it possible to understand and show up even poorly written texts.
Install Any Browser
Users are not just restricted to one or two web browsers on Windows. In fact, you can choose from wide range of options such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari from Apple, Opera and the good old Internet Explorer. Android also allows users to install multiple web browsers. However, the versions of different internet browsers are not that easy to use as you can find on Windows 8 powered tablets.