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In CES 2010, several major manufacturers such as Microsoft (in conjunction with HP), Nvidia, Dell, Sony and thers announced their latest Tablet PCs (also known as Slate). Here’s a couple of options that you will be able to choose from…

From Microsoft & HP…

From Dell…

From Nvidia…

OK we know that looks alone will not win your hard-earned dollar. If that were so Apple would rule the world right? So here are some specs to look at:

Apple iSlate Microsoft + HP Slate Nvidia Tegra Tablet Dell Mini 5 Android Slate
Screen 7 to 10 inch (Not confirmed) Between 10 to 12 inch 7 inch at 1024 x 600 resolution 5 inch
Multitouch Yes Yes Yes Yes
OS Mac OS Windows 7 (full version) Android OS Android OS 1.6 (customized)
CPU & GPU Unknown. Should be more powerful than iPhone, less powerful than Macbook. More powerful than mobile phone, almost as powerful as PC. Nvidia Tegra Processor Unkonwn
HD videos Unknown Unknown Yes (1080p) Unknown
Storage Unknown (there should be an internal storage at least 32GB) Unknown (there should be an internal storage for Windows 7) Unknown (there should be a minor storage for Android OS) Unknown (there should be a minor storage for Android OS)
Other features Unknown Unknown WIFI, TV-out, ebook reader, 3D gaming. WIFI, Bluetooth, Telephony, 5 Megapixel camera,
Released Date Unknown (Will be announce 27th Jan 2010) 4Q 2010 Somewhere in 2010 Unknown
Price RM2,400 – RM3,100 (not confirmed) Unknown Unknown Unknown

Tablet PC / Slate Comparison Table

Microsoft HP Slate

Dell Mini 5: View at Vimeo

We are still lacking details on all the slates out there but at least this will give you a rough idea on what is it and how it looks like. We’ll be monitering the Apple iSlate closely for an expected announcement this month end, stay tuned.