Windows 7 tablets: photos

Windows 7 tablets: photos

Summary: Want a Windows 7 tablet for Christmas? Check out what's on offer now, and stand by for a slew of announcements in the New Year.

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  • Tablets are hot property at the moment, as hardware manufacturers vie to produce a challenger to Apple's iPad, which has captured mindshare if not sold in quite the numbers analysts were expecting.

    Samsung's 7in. Galaxy Tab, which runs Android 2.2, appears to be the main challenger, with sales heading towards the million mark since its launch at the beginning of November.

    But what of Windows 7, which Microsoft claims is more tablet-friendly than ever (at least when used with a stylus)? Several Windows 7 slate-style tablets are on the market now, and these are detailed here. Quite a few more are expected early next year, including Acer's 10in. offering pictured above. Check our coverage of CES in January for more details of the new generation.

    But if you must have a Windows 7 tablet for Christmas, examine the following pages to see whether the specs you require are on offer.

  • ViewSonic ViewPad 10

     Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit; Android 1.6 (dual boot)
     Software n/s
     Screen size 10in.
     Screen resolution 1,024 x 600
     Input finger-touch
     Dimensions 27.5 x 17 x 1.45cm
     Weight 835g
     CPU Intel Atom N455
     Clock speed
     1.66GHz
     RAM 1GB
     GPU Intel GMA 3150
     Video memory shared with system RAM
     Video acceleration
     no
     Internal storage 16GB SSD
     Storage expansion microSD card slot
     Ports 2 x USB 2.0, Mini-VGA, power
     Audio Intel HD audio
     Audio ports
     headphone
     Microphone yes
     Speakers stereo
     Camera(s) front (1.3Mpixel)
     Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
     Bluetooth 2.1
     GPS no
     Mobile broadband
     non-functional SIM card slot present
     Battery type
     li-polymer
     Battery capacity 3,200mAh
     Battery life
     n/s
     Accessories n/a
     Availability now
     Price £429 (inc. VAT)

Topics: Windows, Hardware, Mobility, Reviews

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