7 New Windows 7 Tablets

Hardware makers both well known (HP and Asus) and obscure (Hanvon and Pegatron) are putting the final touches on Windows 7-based tablet PCs to take on the iPad and Android Tablets. Here's a slideshow of the most anticipated Windows tablets due out for the holidays or early 2011.

SLIDEFEATURED PRODUCTS
MSI Windpad 100

MSI Windpad 100

Key features:

• 10-inch display
• Windows 7 Home Premium
• Multi-Touch
• Intel's ( INTC ) Oak Trail Atom Processor
• 2GB of RAM
• 32GB SSD
• SIM card slot
• 8 hours of battery life
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 3G module will be on some versions
• 2 USB ports
• 1.7 lbs
• Web camera
• HDMI port
• Price: $499
• Availability: Early 2011

Asus Eee Pad EP121

Asus Eee Pad EP121

Key features:

• 12-inch display
• Windows 7 Home Premium
• High Resolution Touch Sensitive Screen
• Multi-Touch
• CUL V Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
• 2GB of DDR2 RAM
• 32, 64 or 128GB SSD
• 10 hours of battery life
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G
• USB ports
• 1.3 megapixel Web camera
• 1.48 lbs
• Memory and SIM card slots
• HDMI port
• Headphone/Mic Jacks
• Price: $1,000
• Availability: December 2010

Pegatron Masterpad

Pegatron Masterpad

Key features:

• 11.6-inch display
• Windows 7 Home Premium
• Multi-Touch
• Intel Atom N450 processor
• 2GB RAM
• 32 or 64GB SSD
• 5 hours of battery life
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G
• 2 USB ports
• 1.3 megapixel Web camera
• 2.18 lbs
• Memory card slot
• mini-HDMI port
• Price: Not available
• Availability: Late 2010


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Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) HP Slate

Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ ) HP Slate

Key features:

• 8.9-inch display
• Windows 7 Home Premium
• Multi-Touch
• 1.6-GHz Intel Z530 Atom processor
• 1GB of DDR2 RAM
• 32GB or 64GB SSD
• 5 hours of battery life
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and optional 3G
• USB ports
• Front and rear Web cameras
• 1.49 lbs
• Memory and SIM card slots
• HDMI port
• Headphone/Mic Jacks
• Price: $549 for 32GB model, $599 for 64GB model
• Availability: Late 2010

Hanvon TouchPad B10

Hanvon TouchPad B10

Key features:

• 10.1-inch display
• Windows 7 Home Premium
• Multi-Touch
• 1.3GHz Intel Celeron ULV processor
• 2GB of DDR2 RAM
• 250GB hard drive
• 3.5 hours of battery life
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 3G connectivity not included
• 2 USB ports
• 1.3 megapixel Web camera
• 1.98 lbs
• Memory and SIM card slot
• Mini HDMI port
• Headphone/Mic Jacks
• Price: $974
• Availability: Unknown

ExoPC Slate (Manufactured by Pegatron)

ExoPC Slate (Manufactured by Pegatron)

Key features:

• 11.6-inch display
• Windows 7 Home Premium
• Multi-Touch
• 1.66 GHz Intel Atom Pineview-M N450
• 2GB of DDR2 RAM
• 32GB or 64GB SSD
• 4 hours of battery life
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G card slot
• 2 USB ports
• 1.3 megapixel Web camera
• 2.09 lbs
• Memory and SIM card slots
• HDMI port
• Headphone/Mic Jacks
• Price: $624 (32GB model), $724 (64GB model)
• Availability: October 2010


ViewSonic ViewPad 100

ViewSonic ViewPad 100

Key features:

• 10-inch display
• Windows 7 Home Premium (it's a dual-boot device that also runs Android 1.6)
• Multi-Touch
• 1.66Ghz Intel Atom N455 processor
• 1GB DDR3 RAM
• 16GB SSD, can expand to 32GB using the MicroSD slot
• 4.5 hours of battery life
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 3G connectivity not included
• 2 USB ports
• 1.3 megapixel Web camera
• 1.9 lbs
• SIM card slot
• VGA port
• Headphone/Mic Jacks
• Price: $845
• U.S. availability unknown, available in Europe in October 2010