I'm going to have to load WP 5.1 on it and check out the speed. The Compaq 296/SLT lets me start it up, type a 2 paragraph letter, and send it to the printer in 1min 24sec. From turn-on switch to the sound of the lovely rat-a-tat-tat of the Okidata.
With SSDs and a Z77 board, surely, I can accomplish that. Oh wait - without a keyboard, though... hmmm... I sure hope these touchscreens allow about a 100wpm typing speeds, eh? yeah... riiight... I'm thinking of all those retail bar-coders that can't read on first-pass. "Who's typing AND eating guacamole at the same time?"
That German Opa... I can't get that skit outta my head.
Of course, the article is comparing Win8 to 7... not to DOS and WP 5.1... yeah, there's always a catch...