Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jan 2010 10:18 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's CES keynote is behind us, and before the thing even started, it was rumoured that Microsoft would unveil a tablet PC together with HP. Well, they did, but to say it was underwhelming would be an understatement. Instant update: El Reg has a nice list of figures presented during the keynote.
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RE: Slate?
by Mark Williamson on Thu 7th Jan 2010 15:12 UTC in reply to "Slate?"
Mark Williamson
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2005-07-06

My first reaction was that maybe MS has stolen a march on Apple in one way - pre-empting their name! I guess coincidence is more likely but it's amusing to imagine a quite name change to grab mindshare on the word "slate" before Apple release their tablet.

The sad thing with MS is, as Thom says, that in some areas they still seem to be sniping on trivial matters rather than really taking the lead on things.

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RE[2]: Slate?
by joekiser on Thu 7th Jan 2010 15:50 in reply to "RE: Slate?"
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

The term "slate" has been used for tablet PCs without a keyboard for years. Rugged PC implies the term was used generically as far back as the early 90's (http://ruggedpcreview.com/2_slates.html), and there are several reviews of 'slate' PCs from 2002-2003 that ran XP Tablet Edition with a Crusoe processor (http://www.windowsfordevices.com/c/a/Windows-For-Devices-Articles/W...).

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