Windows 7 on a slate? It'll never work - or at least that's what everyone is telling us. How many of those people have actually tried it I wonder... Personally I've used plenty of pen driven Windows tablets and found that they work very well - in corporate environments or for people who are predominantly concerned with content creation. But how about competing with the iPad or the army of Android tablets that are threatening to take over the tablet space?
Well I'm going to spend some time with what promises to be the first Windows tablet that takes aim at the consumer space. The Zoostorm SL8 (also known as the Exo PC and WePad in other markets) arrived today and I'm going to be spend the next few days seeing just how well the concept of Windows on a slate works.
So far I've discovered that the concept has legs - whether shortcomings reveal themselves with further use remains to be seen, but for now early experience suggests that Windows 7 is more flexible than many allow.