I saw the ExoPC Slate on Engdaget today and I have to say this is a slate I could use. There are the obvious comparisons to Apple’s iPad but this is a full featured Windows 7 device with standard netbook insides and and will have a multitouch capacitive screen.The spec is Atom N270 at 1.6GHz, with 2GB of DDR2 memory and a 32GB SSD with SD expansion and prices at $599.

I will be interested to see how well Windows 7 works in this form factor.I am very happy with My Samsung NC10 netbook (it did a great job for me at CES) and having the same insides in a tablet could be interesting but I have tried UMPCs and tablets but always end up using them with a keyboard so whether this device or the HP Slate could change that I don’t know

I did heard on a podcast last week while the panel were talking about the lack of multi-tasking on the iPad saying that it didn’t matter that it was single tasking as they never used more than one app at once. I find that one of the main frustrations of the iPhone and would hate to have that limit on a bigger device, I remember the fuss that Windows 7 Starter Edition generated when Microsoft said they were going to impose a 3 simultaneous application limit on it.

Pictures from Engadget

8.9-inch ExoPC Slate has iPad looks, netbook internals, Windows 7 soul

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  1. While tablets aren’t for me, although I’m open to being sent one to change that view (haha), I think that having them available at netbook prices is excellent news. The fact it comes with a capacative screen, as someone who has the HTC HD2, is amazing (I couldn’t go back to a resistive touch screen again).

    I run Windows 7 on my netbook and while video playback can stutter performance is the same as it was with XP. I do feel thought that the dual-core Atom should be the standard these days. Not only would it give a performance boost it also opens up the possibility of running a 64-bit OS.

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