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We spend a lot of time in the web browser and that's especially true using tablets. Mobile browsers are pretty good, and that includes Metro Internet Explorer (IE) but it's always good to have the choice to run other browsers on a touch screen.
It would be nice if you could run alternate browsers on the Windows Metro interface, but that's not the case. You can install other browsers on the desktop side, but then you deal with the less-than-ideal touch operation.
Both the iPad and Android tablets have other browsers in the app store to choose from, and they are all written for touch control. Windows falls short in this area.
Windows 8 tablets are full PCs, and while that's a very good thing it also has its drawbacks. Who hasn't had to deal with system problems that required looking for and installing new hardware drivers for some system component?
It's not as bad as in versions past, but drivers can still cause problems in Windows 8.
Tablet users don't want to do system maintenance like deal with problem drivers and they don't have to with Android tablets or the iPad. That's a big advantage over Windows tablets in this writer's opinion.
Tablets are extensions of smartphones and that means getting lots of notifications. Android led the pack from the beginning with a notification center that slides down from the top top inform users of messages from many apps.
Apple finally implemented a notification center a while back, and while falling short of Android's it's still pretty good.
Windows 8 has live tiles on the start screen and while those can be useful they fall short of having one single place you can go to see all of the important notifications. There's an attempt to do this for social media in the Metro People app but it's not comparable to the notification centers on the iPad or Android tablets.