I watched the windows 8 preview again and I cant wait to pick up a Windows 8 tablet. I know the iPad 2 is already out, looks beautiful and is a relatively reasonable £400, but it is not quite for me. There are several aspects I do not like, but mainly it comes down to two aspects.
Fixed storage size. If I purchase a 32gb model then that is all I have. OK I could rip it open and put a new flash drive in, but not really the way I wanted to go...
iOS. There are many plus points, but overall I like the existing applications I use, I like the freedom of Windows and Android too much.
Now you might wonder why would I not look at the Galaxy 10.1 and 8.9. Well I have and lovely they are too, but again no USB storage, storage is fixed. At the windows manufacturer conference the tablets all demonstrated the ability to connect to USB peripherals, and this for me is a very big deal!
I have seen suggestions that a Sept 2011 release date for tablets is not out of the question...I know that is really soon, but soon is always too far away ;)