Some product managers in Redmond must be thrilled about this article by the not-easy-to-please tech columnist Stephen Wildstrom; perhaps Microsoft's decade-long investment in Tablet PC technologies is about to start paying off.
Since its much hyped release more than four years ago, the Tablet PC has been mainly a curiosity, popular on some college campuses and in a few industries and ignored everywhere else. The software, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, wasn't very good, and the Tablets themselves were short on performance. Windows Vista has changed that in a big way.
Now the handwriting recognition really works
Source: Turbocharging The Tablet