12-15-2013 02:32 AM
I have been using my Dell PC under XP for 10 years with Office 2003. It has now become very slow. I purchased an iPad, 3 months ago and am very impressed by speed, therefore considered purchasing a Mac mini, but particularly liked the value for money spec on the Pavillion 500-137ea.
However, since placing my order I have seen lots of bad reviews for Windows 8, including on this Forum regarding system crashes. Under the Distance Selling regulations I have 14 days, if not happy. Should I cancel my Order and purchase an Apple as their OS is superb?
Any guidance would be appreciated.
The latest version of Windows is 8.1; it is a very stable operating system with very little crashes , I think it is a more appealing and entertaining OS than XP. With regards to speed, it is all depends on the app you are running and the spec of your machine. Given all factors the same, I think 8.1 is faster than XP.
Finally, windows 8.1 it is designed with touch in mind since their desktop has a lots of applications that enable touch so from a user perspective it all depends if you are a mouse or touch individual.
comparing windows 8.1 and apple devices is a hard topic; it all depends on your preferences and price point. I think their Windoes Pro device are better than an IPad because they are full computer whereas with the IPad you get a browser, media player, and book reader. With the windows you get all the stuff you are used in a laptop.
So in the end, it all depends on what you want out of your device. Do you want to use it for entertainment only or to have a hybrid of laptop and table.