With windows 8 soon to be released, we thought we'd run down some must have things we're looking for in a windows 8 slate.
4:3 Aspect Ratio
Everyone is making their windows tablets in long rectangle shapes and its getting pretty annoying.
Give us a 4:3 ratio display on your tablet, it's just better... we sometimes like to hold the tablet in the portrait angle and your long rectangles look awkward at that angle.
Another advantage is that it makes the tablet more useful when browsing the web or gaming. And that's exactly what makes the ipad so approachable, so if you want to steal some ipad sales you've got to make sure your tablet looks sensible at every angle.
'Retina' isn't just a stupid gimmick, it means that the number of pixels is high enough that the human eye cannot distinguish a single pixel, and that's exactly what's missing in nearly all of the upcoming windows tablets. We don't want to envy the retina's in our friend's ipad!
So preferably grab some of Sharp's new IGZO Retina 10 inch displays (that is if Apple hasn't taken all the orders), they're pretty efficient, which means no ridiculously huge battery is needed in your tablet (looking at you, ipad 3).
An average capacitive stylus just doesn't cut it when it comes to detailed art or handwriting, so if you can't ramp up the pen accuracy in a capacitive display, you should slap on a Wacom dual capacitive/resistive digitizer,that thing should make your tablet more work friendly.
Your tablet should provide a proper windows experience for those who need it, remember, x86-64 windows 8 with full legacy software support, is the reason why crowds will buy your tablet instead of going for an ipad.
We've had enough of cheap plastic tablets over the years, if you want your product to be taken seriously, build it seriously, aluminum won't hurt, polycarbonate,glass,kevlar all make sense, cheap plastic doesn't.
If after all these evaluations your product fails to fly off the shelves, then we'd be mighty surprised, or blame it on the marketing...