MSFT, HP Slate PC to Beat Apple to Tablet Punch

Pretty much everybody is tired of hearing about the Apple tablet. The device isn't even official but the Apple rumor mill is known for being tireless and incredibly loud. We're bored, Apple fans are bored and PC fans are bored (in fairness, PC fans were probably always bored). Today, a new rumor came crashing down: Microsoft is launching a tablet of its own as part of a collarboration with HP.

Ashlee Vance from the New York Times reports that Steve Ballmer will unveil a slate PC at his CES keynote taking place this evening. According to Vance's sources, "Mr. Ballmer will show the as-yet-unnamed H.P. device, which will be touted as a multimedia whiz with e-reader and multi-touch functions."

Tuan and Devin will be in Vegas this evening to bring you the news. They've actually already started their very first road trip together and are on the road to Vegas as we speak. They'll be playing four hours of I Spy, 20 Questions and any number of crappy games involving out of state license plates just for you guys. All together now, awwww!

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  • fatkid35
    hope tuan and devin just watched the hangover. that way they know how to roll! i want pictures of them with tysons tiger!
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  • zak_mckraken
    Driving to Vegas? Tom's can't afford plane tickets for their reporters? You guys must really love your job! Or is it because of the new safety rules in airports? If they want to get in Vegas in time for the show this evening, they better drive than fly there.
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  • JMcEntegart
    zak_mckrakenDriving to Vegas? Tom's can't afford plane tickets for their reporters? You guys must really love your job! Or is it because of the new safety rules in airports? If they want to get in Vegas in time for the show this evening, they better drive than fly there.


    I think it's about half and half when it comes to who's decided to drive and who's flying. Tuan wants to drive because having a car on hand is really useful. I think avoiding the new safety rules is just a bonus.

    Went through London the other day and they had a girl play her bagpipes just to make sure they were bagpipes.
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