More details – but the new ASUS is still the only new Windows 7 tablet/slate I’ve seen so far (the dual-screen Acer also looks pretty cool…)
At tonight’s keynote, Microsoft exec Mike Angiulo showed off a slew of tablets with intriguing and varied form factors. We saw touchscreens, slide-out keyboards, dual-screen machines, stylus-friendly tablets and more. In fact, the crowd was so impressed that it kept interrupting the presentation with applause.
In a word, none of these looks or feels like an iPad. Each Windows-powered tablet is unique, made with a different kind of user in mind. Most of these devices are more appropriate with content creators than just content consumers — that would include designers, people who need to do heavy text entry, etc. These are tablets made for people who might not have wanted an iPad, anyhow.