I sure am ready. I have held off purchasing a personal tablet (I use many variations of Galaxy Tabs for work) just to wait for Windows 8 tablets.
Depending on how these devices work out, I really hope to be able to satisfy my want for a tablet and replace my aging Macbook Pro. If I can get a tablet with a high res screen, full OS functionality, and a dock station I would be one of the first to jump.
I did get the chance to play around with an early build of Windows 8 running on a tablet in October of last year and it was fantastic. Metro works well when the tiles are designed well. I haven't touched the consumer preview because I want to experience it on a tablet, not a desktop
I'm ready and very excited about the upcoming Windows 8 tablet devices. OS itself is excellent. I hope we will see some solid hardware like ipad has. But unfortunately it is up to manufacturers :( not MS.
MSFT needs to get it right so it works, and then the price: No more than $599.
Of course, you are right. But MSFT sets the price to OEMs for its software. That certainly is a consideration. I want badly to be able to purchase a Win 8 tablet, so I hope the price is reasonable.
I am totally ready. Will be getting a Nokia tablet most likely.
I'll be first in line to buy a WOA tablet. Well, fist in line for a WOA tablet from Nokia actually.
Ready - Yes, Ready to buy - No, at least not until it has a good selection of apps, ect.
Apps? We are talking about a full desktop OS here. It will have compatibility for most applications that Windows 7 runs.. which is pretty much everything.
Windows 8 can jump right into primetime as an OS, and eventually more developers will make use of the touch platform.
I'm not ready. What is a tablet anyways (LOL)?
I need a Windows 8 tablet like I need a Windows phone. What "desktop-strength" app would benefit from being portable? AutoCad? Maybe I'm obtuse, but the niche market will never make a Win 8 tablet successful. What's the "killer app" that will make Joe Public clamor for this?
Most importantly is: It's PORTABLE!
I feel like the Windows tablet market will lend itself to interesting form factors, rather than the traditional 10-inch slate. Everyone can agree that hardware-wise, the ASUS Transformer Prime is a great product. Imagine that dock bookended by the wealth of productivity software inherent to Windows.
Granted, they'd have to find room for an x86 chip in that chassis. The potential however, is undeniable.
Hells yes! I'll either be getting one from Nokia or Dell to replace my Original iPad. Cant wait!
I am ready. I hope all the accessories makers are ready. MSFT often miss out that part of their ecosystem.