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Windows 7 tablets: photos

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.

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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)

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Dell Inspiron Duo

 Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 Software includes Dell touch UI
 Screen size 10.1in.
 Screen resolution 1,366 x 768
 Input finger-touch (plus keyboard and touchpad in clamshell mode)
 Dimensions 28.5 x 19.45 x 2.62-2.87cm
 Weight 1540g
 CPU Intel Atom N550
 Clock speed 1.5GHz
 RAM 2GB
 GPU Intel GMA 3150
 Video memory shared with system RAM
 Video acceleration
 Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator
 Internal storage 250GB HD (5,400rpm)
 Storage expansion no
 Ports 2 x USB 2.0, power/dock
 Audio Intel HD audio
 Audio ports
 headphone, mic
 Microphone yes
 Speakers stereo
 Camera(s) front (1.3Mpixel)
 Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
 Bluetooth 3.0
 GPS no
 Mobile broadband
 no
 Battery type
 li-ion (4-cell)
 Battery capacity 29Wh
 Battery life
 n/s
 Accessories JBL docking station with speakers, Ethernet, SD card slot, 2 x USB 2.0 ports
 Availability now
 Price £499 (inc. VAT)

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ExoPC Slate

 Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 Software includes ExoPC UI layer, app store
 Screen size 11.6in.
 Screen resolution 1,366 x 768
 Input finger-touch
 Dimensions 29.5 x 19.5 x 1.4cm
 Weight 950g
 CPU Intel Atom N450
 Clock speed 1.66GHz
 RAM 2GB
 GPU Intel GMA 3150
 Video memory shared with system RAM
 Video acceleration
 Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator
 Internal storage 32GB SSD (64GB available)
 Storage expansion SD card slot
 Ports 2 x USB 2.0, Mini-HDMI, power/dock
 Audio Intel HD audio
 Audio ports
 headphone/mic combo
 Microphone yes
 Speakers stereo
 Camera(s) front (1.3Mpixel)
 Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
 Bluetooth 2.1
 GPS no
 Mobile broadband
 no
 Battery type
 n/s
 Battery capacity n/s
 Battery life
 4 hours
 Accessories n/a                                                                             
 Availability now
 Price £429 (inc. VAT)

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Novatech nTablet

 Operating system Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 Software Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
 Screen size 10.1in.
 Screen resolution 1,024 x 600
 Input finger-touch
 Dimensions 27.5 x 17 x 1.4cm
 Weight 725g
 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 32GB SSD
 Storage expansion SD 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
 3G
 Battery type
 n/s
 Battery capacity n/s
 Battery life
 n/s
 Accessories n/s
 Availability now
 Price £441.68 (inc. VAT); £419.91 with Windows 7 Home Premium; £349.99 without preinstalled OS

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HP Slate 500

 Operating system Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 Software Evernote, HP Slate Camera, Adobe Reader
 Screen size 8.9in.
 Screen resolution 1,024 x 600
 Input finger-touch, stylus
 Dimensions 23.4 x 15 x 1.47cm
 Weight 680g
 CPU Intel Atom Z540
 Clock speed
 1.8GHz
 RAM 2GB
 GPU Intel GMA 500
 Video memory shared with system RAM
 Video acceleration
 Broadcom Crystal HD Enhanced Video Accelerator
 Internal storage 64GB SSD
 Storage expansion SD card slot
 Ports USB 2.0, power/cradle
 Audio HD audio
 Audio ports
 headphone/mic combo
 Microphone yes
 Speakers stereo
 Camera(s) rear (3Mpixel), front (VGA)
 Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
 Bluetooth 3.0
 GPS no
 Mobile broadband
 no
 Battery type
 li-polymer (2-cell)
 Battery capacity 30Wh
 Battery life
 up to 5 hours
 Accessories docking cradle with HDMI, 2 x USB 2.0, headphone/mic jack
 Availability US (under evaluation for further market expansion)
 Price $799 (£513)

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