We don't have any qualms in admitting that the Windows 8 is an impressive touchscreen OS, but, when put to work with a keyboard and a mouse (like in traditional desktops and laptops), the learning curve could turn out to be frustrating.
Nonetheless, it running on an Intel tablet will undoubtedly resolve many corporate requirements (enterprise apps and integrating Microsoft Win 7 apps, etc), provided the prices of hardware that roll out with the new OS are kept competitive. If Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is a thing of beauty, then iOS 6 is simplicity personified.
Not to forget that the Apple iOS 6 and Android Jelly Bean have been in user reach for long. This is possibly their biggest advantage over Windows 8.
Image: Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft, gestures during a preview of the new operating system Windows 8 and tablet computer Surface in Shanghai