In the past, Microsoft required that you own a tablet PC and a special version of Windows in order to activate tablet functionality. However, it's now possible to access tablet features in Windows 7 on any system, so long as you license the Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate edition.
The only bummer is that you need to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate if you want handwriting recognition support for a language other than English. The Asus Eee Slate ships with Home Premium.
Upgrading isn't cheap. You should expect to dish out another $100 for the Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade (Home Premium to Ultimate).
- Tablet PC Takes On The Tablet
- Meet Asus' Eee Slate
- Windows 7: Tablet PC Features
- Navigating, Training, Writing, And Typing
- Touchscreen And Digitizer Pen: Asus Eee Slate
- CPU Performance: Core i5-470UM
- GPU Performance: Intel HD Graphics Versus HD Graphics 3000
- PCMark 7: SSD Performance Disappointment
- Real-World Performance Against Tablets
- Display Quality: Color Gamut
- Display Quality: White And Black Uniformity
- At The Desk: HDMI Output & Stand
- Wireless Performance
- Final Words