Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Jun 2013 22:05 UTC
Windows "The problem with Microsoft's latest approach is that the company is gambling on consumers seeing past the Office confusion, and betting that PC makers will start creating high-quality devices. Unlike the netbook era, there's a huge choice of tablets these days. If time has taught us anything, it's that confused consumers will go elsewhere."
Thread beginning with comment 563931
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
by wocowboy on Fri 7th Jun 2013 10:23 UTC
Member since:

The article barely touched upon what I think will be the biggest downside to using Office on 7 and 8-inch screens, and that is the utter unusability of the Office interface on a screen that size. There are already dozens of reviews of Office on the Surface RT that complain of not being able to hit the teensy little targets and buttons, and not being able to see what you're doing. And that's on a 10-inch device! Unless there is a wholesale change of interface, I can't imagine how horrible it would be to use traditional Office on small screens.

Edited 2013-06-07 10:24 UTC

Reply Score: 4

RE: Usability
by Deviate_X on Fri 7th Jun 2013 11:43 in reply to "Usability"
Deviate_X Member since:

Office works well enough with touch, you can simply zoom, and use the left and right cursors for targeting.

Note: Office app's also make an appearance on windows phone devices which have tiny 4" screens.

Reply Parent Score: 3