7 New Windows 7 Tablets: In Pictures

Hardware makers both well known (HP and Asus) and obscure (Hanvon and Pegatron) are putting the final touches on Windows 7-based tablet PCs to take on the iPad and Android Tablets. Here's a slideshow of the most anticipated Windows tablets due out for the holidays or early 2011.

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MSI Windpad 100

Key features:

• Windows 7 Home Premium

• Intel's Oak Trail Atom Processor

• 32GB SSD

• 8 hours of battery life

• 2 USB ports

• Web camera

• Price: $499

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Asus Eee Pad EP121

Key features:

• Windows 7 Home Premium

• Multi-Touch

• 2GB of DDR2 RAM

• 10 hours of battery life

• USB ports

• 1.48 lbs

• HDMI port

• Price: $1,000

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Pegatron Masterpad

Key features:

• Windows 7 Home Premium

• Intel Atom N450 processor

• 32 or 64GB SSD

• Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G

• 1.3 megapixel Web camera

• Memory card slot

• Price: Not available

[ For complete coverage on Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system -- including hands-on reviews, video tutorials and advice on enterprise rollouts-- see CIO.com's Windows 7 Bible. ]

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Hewlett-Packard HP Slate

Key features:

• Windows 7 Home Premium

• 1.6-GHz Intel Z530 Atom processor

• 32GB or 64GB SSD

• Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and optional 3G

• Front and rear Web cameras

• Memory and SIM card slots

• Headphone/Mic Jacks

• Availability: Late 2010

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Hanvon TouchPad B10

Key features:

• Windows 7 Home Premium

• 1.3GHz Intel Celeron ULV processor

• 250GB hard drive

• Connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 3G connectivity not included

• 1.3 megapixel Web camera

• Memory and SIM card slot

• Headphone/Mic Jacks

• Availability: Unknown

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ExoPC Slate (Manufactured by Pegatron)

Key features:

• Windows 7 Home Premium

• 1.66 GHz Intel Atom Pineview-M N450

• 32GB or 64GB SSD

• Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G card slot

• 1.3 megapixel Web camera

• Memory and SIM card slots

• Headphone/Mic Jacks

• Availability: October 2010

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ViewSonic ViewPad 100

Key features:

• Windows 7 Home Premium (it's a dual-boot device that also runs Android 1.6)

• 1.66Ghz Intel Atom N455 processor

• 16GB SSD, can expand to 32GB using the MicroSD slot

• Connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. 3G connectivity not included

• 1.3 megapixel Web camera

• SIM card slot

• Headphone/Mic Jacks

• U.S. availability unknown, available in Europe in October 2010