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Windows 7: Tablet PC Features

Asus' Eee Slate EP121/B121: A Windows 7-Based Tablet PC

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.

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Windows 7 Ultimate Needed For Foreign Language SupportWindows 7 Ultimate Needed For Foreign Language Support

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).

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