Overall, this is a terribly inaccurate or at least misleading article from an otherwise excellent website. It first assumes that an "app" is some holy grail piece of IP. It is, at most, a software application, just like Word. Often, it is nothing more than a stripped down browser, like IE or Firefox, with limited access to menus and options. As the move to HTML5 progresses, the later "app" as customized browser will take over. Admittedly, WinRT may present a different scenario; I don't know. But on a Windows Surface and any other tablet running the full version of Win8, you can watch, listen to, and play almost any game or other entertainment you want. HBO Go? No problem, it runs that annoying but ubiquitous Flash player none of the iPads or Androids do (at least well or without a background conversion). No Amazon Unbox app? Wrong. Just download the Windows Amazon Unbox app. By the way, the Amazon Unbox app is largely a browser skin, actually has runs poorly and the additional "functionality" over just using your browser in the first place quite limiting. Again, RT may be a different story, but the Surface and couple other Windows tablets I've seen do it all and far more than iPad or Android. And by the way, if I hear one more time from a client they can't edit a redlined Word document because they can't read it on their iPad or Android tablet, or the a complicated spreadsheet is too slow, my response will be, "It is time to grow up, put the kid's toys away, and buy 'real' computer." For all the productivity time I see everyone wasting trying to make an iPad or Android tablet a "real" computer, they could have bought 20 Surface or Acer full fledged Win8 tablets. In the end, maybe Win Tablets aren't "better" entertainment devices. But I prefer to see my kids out running around, playing tag and baseball, catching frogs and having a good time in their down-destress time, rather than worrying why they don't have a good enough HULU app. So should be your employer.