(Although Triad does not endorse this review by Matt Smith of Digital Trends, you may find it interesting.)
Windows 8.1 was an innovative, visionary operating system designed to finally put Microsoft ahead of the curve. It dreamed of a future where the computer was no longer just a desktop, or laptop, but rather a multi-use device that can transition between modes with ease. There was just one problem with that dream – it never came true.
Microsoft’s mistake, though massive, is understandable. We know now that laptop manufacturers weren’t up to the task of constructing a machine that’s truly as good of a tablet as it is as a notebook, but in 2011 that wasn’t as clear. Everyone was convinced touch would take over the world of computing, just as it had smartphones a few years prior.