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Geek on the Street: iPad fans react to Windows 8 tablet -- will they switch?

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Published on Oct 12, 2012

Will iPad lovers give the Windows 8 tablet a chance?

That's the question we asked for this week's installment of Geek on the Street. GeekWire stood outside of the Apple Store in Seattle's University Village, and showed people who came out of the store a tablet running Microsoft's new operating system.

The hardware we used was the very basic Samsung slate that Microsoft has given to developers and journalists for testing, not a Microsoft Surface or any of the nicer devices that will be launching with the new operating system.

We focused their attention on the user interface, and even without the best hardware, the reaction might surprise a few people.

Microsoft plans to release Windows 8 on Oct. 26, and it's counting on the new touch-friendly interface to compete with the iPad and other tablets.

Check out the post on GeekWire here: http://www.geekwire.com/2012/video-pe...

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