When Microsoft first started talking about Windows 7 slates, it was still a pre-iPad world. The prospect of Win 7-based tablets still evoked a reasonable amount of hope and excitement. But it soon became clear that Windows 7 and tablets just weren’t meant to be together. Now, the only time the two get together is when a vendor feels that it’s a match made in enterprise computing heaven. This time that vendor happens to be Toshiba.
Toshiba has announced the WT301/D Windows 7 tablet in its home market of Japan. It has a 10.1-inch LED-backlit TFT screen with a resolution of 1366×768. It packs an unspecified “next-generation” Atom chip and runs a 32-bit version of Windows 7 Professional with Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Business pre-installed. Other specs include a 64GB SSD, 2GB RAM, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, USB slot, microHDMI interface, 1.3MP cam, 0.3MP inner cam, and stereo speakers.
The WT301/D will make its Japanese debut next month for a hitherto unspecified price. However, there is no word on International availability as yet.