Friday, June 4, 2010
Posted by Jon Childs in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:00 AM
"If you've been reading our coverage for the past few days, you know that Intel and Microsoft didn't show up in Taipei empty handed -- both of their booths are incredibly well stocked with new slates. Most of them, which range from early prototypes to quite functional, have 10-inch displays, run Windows 7 Premium and pack Intel Atom Z or N series processors -- in essence they're very much netbooks sans the keyboard panel. There are way too many of them to count, but don't you worry, we've rounded up some details and shots of the most appealing ones on display here at the show."
Engadget has a nice roundup of a bunch of Windows 7 tablets they saw at Computex. They summed it up nicely by saying that they were all pretty much netbooks without a keyboard. Nothing I see here makes me want to give up my keyboard, but I guess we will have to wait and see how finger friendly these companies can make their devices. Slow processors with limited memory and non standard GUIs do not seem like a recipe for taking market share away from the iPad.