Microsoft unveils HP ‘slate PC’ running Windows 7 at CES

by admin January 7, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Microsoft and HP have teamed up to introduce a slate computer ahead of Apple’s much rumoured device launch.

The firms unveiled the Windows 7 powered touchscreen machine, also known as a tablet, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The aim of the device is to bridge the gap between laptops and smartphones.

Apple are also reported to be gearing up to launch a slate device in late January to go on sale in March, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The HP device is also expected to go on sale later this year.

“It’s a beautiful little product,” said Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer.

During his keynote address at CES, Mr Ballmer demonstrated the machine in front of an audience of over 3,500 press, bloggers, analysts and industry peers.

He also showed off two other tablet computers – one made by Archos and the other by Pegatron Corp.

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