Despite the popularity of Android and iOS platforms, Asus has reiterated its commitment to make Windows 7 tablets in future. The Taiwan-based company also believes that Windows 7 is strong enough to withstand the Android and iOS onslaught.
“We’re making Windows 7 tablets because we still get a lot of inquiries from corporates and end users who are just used to Windows,” Asus’ product management specialist Julie Cheng was quoted by a website as saying.
“They don’t want Apple and they don’t want Android because they just simply want Windows – they’re used to it. There are still demands for Windows solutions,” added Cheng.
Asus has already launched a Windows 7 tablet and is set to come out with three Android tablets. Speculation suggests that a Chrome OS (operating system) netbook is also on the way.
Some industry observers, however, do not agree to Asus’ enthusiasm about Windows 7 tablets as consumers are shifting fast to the finger friendly operating system; whereas Windows 7 tablets are operated by a stylus.
As reported by The Mobile Indian, the Asus Eee Slate, running on Windows 7, is quite heavy and thick. Those who want to carry a tablet in their pocket can’t do so with the Eee Slate.
It has a bright screen, quad core chip, and users can expect this device to consume more battery relative to other tablets in the market. The interface is not intuitive either, but does seem familiar, as users might have already worked with Windows 7 on a desktop or laptop.
It will be interesting to see how Asus will convert these inquiries (about Windows 7 tablets) into sales in the future.