Desktops and Notebooks: Windows 7 on Tablets, Desktops and Weirder Devices
Microsoft used its Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, D.C., to show off Windows 7 running on a variety of form factorsnot 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 serveeven if it's a tablet ruggedized to withstand a sandstorm.