Tablets are fast replacing notebooks and PCs owing to their style, elegance, ease-of-use and portable form factor. Today, there are a number of Windows tablet floating around, running the Windows 7 operating system. Here is our list for the 5 best Windows 7 tablet currently available along with features and specifications, in brief.
Asus Eee Slate EP121
The tablet sports a sharp design, a touch-screen slate coupled with a Bluetooth keyboard. It also has a powerful Intel Core i5 CPU. The EeeSlateEP121 gives a very light-in-hand kind of feeling as it weighs only 2.6 pounds (without keyboard and AC). There’s a quick-launch button for the in-built Windows 7 onscreen keyboard and a hidden pocket for an included stylus. The tablet costs $999 with a 32GB solid-state drive (SSD) and 2GB of RAM and $1,099 for a 64GB version with 4GB of RAM.
Asus Eee Slate EP121 features:
- Windows 7 OS (Home Premium 64-bit)
- 12.1″ WSVGA (1280×800) Screen
- 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5-470um processor
- RAM 4 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
- Storage64 GB SSD
- Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
The Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series
Currently code-named as ‘Oak Trail’, series 7 slate is equipped with Windows 7 Home Premium and powered by the Intel Atom processor. The tablet sports a 11.6 inch display which easily slides up to reveal a physical keyboard for quickly typing up the notes , thereby creating a laptop like interface. Looks-wise, Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series Slate is quite slim and slender. It includes a pressure-sensitive stylus too for providing the input. The tablet starts at a price of $699.
Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series features:
- Six cell lithium polymer battery
- eco light sensor (conserves energy to last up to 9 hours and adjusts screen brightness based on available ambient light)
- Expandable storage with the 4-in-1 memory card reader.
- HDMI port for sharing content on an HDTV.
- Built-in webcam and audio speaker (makes the device ideal for video communication with family or friends)
- Optional 3G connectivity
- Built-in accelerometer (enables portrait or landscape viewing)
- Screen: 10.1-inch touchscreen HD LCD display (340 nit)
- Resolution: 1366 x 768
Acer Iconia Tab W500
The tablet has been designed to offer mobile entertainment and dependable productivity on the go. It has a 10.1” wide-screen multi-touch display and a 1 GHz AMD C-50 dual-core processor. Acer Iconia Tab W500 also includes a Radeon HD6250 graphics card with 256MB video memory for a solid multimedia performance.
This tablet comes in two variants. One which runs on Windows 7 Home Edition is priced at around $550, while the second which runs on Windows 7 Professional is priced at around $650.
Acer Iconia W500 features:
- AMD 1GHz C-Series Processor C-50
- HD CrystalBrite 10.1″ TFT LCD Display
- LED Backlight & 1280 x 800 Resolution
- DDR3 2GB Memory & mSATA SSD 32GB Storage
- Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit OS
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n & Bluetooth Enabled
- HDMI, RJ-45 LAN & Dual USB 2.0 Ports
- Dual Acer Crystal Eye WebCams
- AMD Radeon HD 6250 Graphics
- Integrated Bottom US Keyboard Dock
HP Slate 500 Tablet PC
Suited for both indoor and outdoor use, the HP Slate 500 features the right mix of custom built applications, security and connectivity. It runs on Windows 7 Professional, has an 8.9-inch display and is powered by Intel Atom processor. Slate 500 has a three-megapixel camera on its back panel and a VGA resolution webcam on the front panel, for those who prefer pen, there’s N-Trig DuoSense digitizer that allows for pen input and to handwrite emails or notes on the display with ease. It includes a 8.9″ capacitive multi-touch screen supporting 1024×600 pixel resolution. The tablet costs $799 and you get a dock and portfolio cover with it.
HP Slate 500 Tablet PC features:
- 8.9-inch capacitive touch screen
- Dual cameras (VGA front, 3-megapixel rear)
- Digital pen input with Evernote software
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- 64GB of storage
- 2GB of RAM
- Atom Z540 CPU and Windows 7 Professional
Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet P1
The 10.1 inch tablet under its hood contains a 1.5GHz Intel processor and a 1280 x 800 capacitive touchpanel outside it. Plus, there is built-in Bluetooth / 3G / WiFi, a USB 2.0 connector, microSD card slot and a docking port. It also includes a front-mounted 2MP webcam.
Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet P1 has a 2-cell battery capable of delivering up to 6 hours of battery life. Besides, it tablet is equipped with a single 1.5W speaker, as well as a microphone and headphone connectors. The device is expected to be launched in the Q1 of 2012, and there is no word on the pricing yet – but it will definitely be a Tablet PC to watch out for!