Small companies try to make Windows 7 work on Tablets.
The HP Slate Windows 7 Tablet was shown as the first Windows 7 tablet early this year at the CES 2010. It has still not arrived despite recent leaked images. The HP Slate 500 might still go on sale this month. In the meantime smaller tech companies are building Windows 7 Tablets. Engadget got their hands now on a Tegatech Tega v2 Windows 7 Tablet and published a review.
Quote from the review: "The Tega v2 is a decent tablet in terms of hardware, though for $799 it's more expensive than the $499 2goPad. That extra cash does happen to buy you a thinner and better feeling product with an SSD and Android, but even when you put the money aside, it still doesn't change the fact that we're just having a hard time suggesting you get any of these tablets at the moment -- the Windows touch layers aren't all that compelling and the battery life, well... it's borderline tragic." Read the full review on Engadget.
Unless Microsoft is coming up with a special Tablet version of Windows, the Windows Tablet is not going to be able to compete with the iPad. In related news, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android Tablet got a price and a release date in the US.