Desktops and Notebooks: Windows 7 on Tablets, Desktops and Weirder Devices

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-07-15 Print this article Print
Windows 7 on Tablets, Desktops and Weirder Devices

Windows 7 on Tablets, Desktops and Weirder Devices

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Microsoft used its Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C., to show off Windows 7 running on a variety of form factors—not only traditional desktops and laptops, but also tablet PCs and ruggedized devices. Given the WPC's more international nature, many of these machines are produced by foreign manufacturers for markets other than the United Sates. Others are produced closer to home, but are targeted at more niche industries such as health care. In other words, you won't see many of these PCs on the street anytime soon. But at events such as the WPC, they serve to demonstrate that for any conceivable use or profession, there's a device manufactured to serve—even if it's a tablet ruggedized to withstand a sandstorm.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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