re: Microsoft's Dilemma: Windows 8.1 May Not Be Enough
As a "tech people" let me explain a couple of things, since we built this industry. We understand the hardware, and economics. We know it's much better, for creativity, to get a desktop with the newest I7 Haswell chipset fully unlocked with 16+ Gigs of Ram and a few terabytes of hard drive space, after our SDD, for a few hundred dollars more than some touch screen underpowered overpriced "consumer device." Our rigs will last us at least 5 years, if not longer. If you are a gamer you end up upgrading your vid card every six months or so, but that's another group.
As a tech guy I can tell you I have 3 tablets in my house, 3 desktops, and 1 laptop. They call get used by various folks in my family for various reasons.(This does not include my office equipment I use for my real job here at home.) I will never give up my keyboard, mouse, and desktop and plop my Android hybrid in its place. If you think that you can, you're doing it wrong.