Microsoft revealed a HP designed slate PC, which is a tablet PC minus the keyboard, at the company’s CES 2010 keynote.Unlike any other tablet PCs before, the device has a capacitive display, featured multi-touch and had an accelerometer so that it responds to the screen orientation. Since it ran Windows 7, it also suggests that the device is powered by a X86 processor. It is supposed to have a decent battery life and runs completely on flash memory.
The device can also run Amazon’s Kindle application which obviously proves that it can be your next eBook reader too. We are not exactly sure what prompted Microsoft to demonstrate such a device, but it is probably to make us realize that Apple it is not the only company working on a slate/tablet computer. Apple is rumored to launch a new series of tablet computers a.k.a. the bigger brother of the uber-popular iPhone.