Windows RT tablets
Best Argument: The iPad
Audience Favored: Windows RT tablets (84%)
All the pieces are in place for Windows RT
Right now iPad is the best choice
And now, the winner is...
This is a tough one. There’s a lot of excitement about Windows RT and some great – and not so great - reviews of the Windows RT model of Surface. Mostly they seem to like the hardware but consider the OS to be a bit undercooked. Assuming that becomes the general perception of RT devices it is likely the majority will stick with the iPad for business right now, especially as so much tablet usage in enterprise is being driven by bring your own device rather than enterprise procurement.
Still, there is plenty of pent-up demand within enterprise for Windows tablets - and once Windows RT gets past any teething troubles it might have, it will be a real contender. Something like Surface Pro, with a full version of Windows 8, could be an even more powerful proposition and is only a few months away.
So in the short term Matthew is the winner – although long term Matt’s arguments will become more compelling.