, figuerres wrote

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also this will mean that some folks will have to decide if they can afford 2 devices ....

what if someone has a real *NEED* to use some non metro apps but also wants to have a tablet / slate device ???  how many folks might just say "not now, i can't afford that much right now" ??

in some cases i can see folks buying an ARM slate with Windows 8 on it as a "second device" and that's ok at least ....

Doesn't change much from the status quo. Nowadays, those users would end up buying a PC for their desktop needs and an iPad or an Android Tablet. Win8 will only expand that choice, with the added bonus of a consistent experience across the board. It remains to be seen if that will suffice to stop the bleeding or not.