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While Windows 8 is still under Consumer Preview, it’s already been getting quite a bit of flack from users because of it’s Metro interface and various changes. But while the OS might run perfectly fine on a desktop PC, it really excels on a tablet. While we did test it on a Samsung Slate PC recently, what better tablet to try Windows 8 on than an iPad?
Technically you won’t be installing Windows 8 on the iPad, but you’ll be loading up an app by Splashtop – the app works as a kind of remote viewer, and connects to an existing Windows 8 computer on your network while giving you full gesture control of the PC. Swiping through apps, multi-touch gestures, audio and video streaming – all of it is sent back to your iPad with surprising responsiveness.
The only catch is that the streaming app will cost $24.99, which is a special ‘introductory’ price – the full retail price will be set at $49.99. The usefulness of such an app really boils down to who would use it – developers who want to test their apps on a tablet would certainly gain the biggest benefit.
Check out the introductory video below for a demo of how the system works: