Fingers crossed – I just bought a Windows 8 upgradeable tablet

So I took the plunge. I jumped right in.

I wanted to inform you of a red hot deal that I myself just took advantage of at the Microsoft store.

Microsoft are selling the EXOPC Windows 7 Slate at the Microsoft Store at a …wait for it…300 dollar discount!

It’s down from $699 to $399.

I just bought one myself and will be upgrading it to Windows 8 when the Windows 8 Beta comes out in February.

This model has:

  • An multi-touch display
  • 2 GB of RAM allows for smooth multitasking
  • 1.3-megapixel webcam
  • Wireless 802.11b/g/n connectivity
  • A Mini-HDMI port which will let you project high-def content onto your big-screen TV
  • An energy-efficient Intel Atom Pineview processor designed for longer battery life
  • 1080P video resolution

More importantly for me, it has the 1366 x 768 resolution that the Samsung Slates have.

You can get it here

Exopc Slate

Those were the ones that Microsoft gave out at the BUILD conference.

Those tablets are between $1000 to $1500!

I have an Ipad 2 but I am getting this because it’s a cheap way to try out Windows 8 this February.

I’ll be using it to review the features of Windows 8 Beta on the site in February.

I’m told the price is going to go back up very soon so I would buy it as soon as you can.

Here’s the discount link – EXOPC Windows 7 Tablet – $399

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  • Dan Dar3

    Specs look pretty cool actuall – 11.6 in screen, 64 GB SSD, bluetooth and the rest you mentioned, for 399$, mmm tempted…

    • Too late for me

      If you haven’t bought it yet, too late, it was on ms friday, not today. At least from what i (didn’t) found.

  • ECM2

    Why don’t you try running Windows 8 Developer Preview (W8DP) on your ExoPC tablet? I scored a slightly used Acer Iconia W500 from eBay 2 months ago for $300 and replaced the pre-installed windows 7 with W8DP. This allows me to create native Office docs (and do most of the things I do with my Android tablet) while lying in a supine position.  Due to chronic back pain, I must constantly switch from sitting, to kneeling, to lying … the tablet gives me that flexibility. 

    Just wondering how people can maximize their Windows 8 experience without running Windows 8 on a tablet.  I’m assuming that the majority of those who downloaded W8DP are still running it on their desktop PCs. This is the reason why most people who tried W8DP (including my wife) are not too happy with it and would like to revert back to Windows 7. I’m impressed with Windows 8 (both on my tablet and on my desktop) but I always come across reports of people who are frustrated by it and this is probably because they run W8DP on their desktops (thus, missing its tablet-optimized functionality) and they are not flexible enough to adapt to the new interface (majority of computer users are not power users).

    Soon Microsoft will release Windows 8 beta. That’s great! But how will testers experience the “real” Windows 8 experience if they don’t run the beta on a tablet?  Are they willing to shell out $400-$1200 for a Windows 7 tablet PC and replace the operating system with the beta edition?  You will, I will … but I doubt the majority will do the same. This is a serious issue that Microsoft must take into account if they hope to lure people away from Android and iOS back to Windows. Since Amazon sold Kindle fire tablets below cost (knowing they will ultimately profit if people buy stuff with their tablets) shouldn’t Microsoft offer the option to score a cheap x86 tablet where the beta can be tested and experienced to the max? Or should Microsoft just let people download the beta and install it on their desktops to prove it is not primarily designed for the desktop?