Where’s Microsoft’s Tablet? Its Answer To The iPad Is Still In Pieces

SEATTLE — Instead of unveiling an elegant response to the iPad, Microsoft came to the tech industry’s premier gadget show with a collection of exposed computer guts.Microsoft’s biggest news was that the next version of Windows would ru…

SEATTLE — Instead of unveiling an elegant response to the iPad, Microsoft came to the tech industry’s premier gadget show with a collection of exposed computer guts.

Microsoft’s biggest news was that the next version of Windows would run on the style of cell phone chips that power the iPad and other tablets today. It proved it with a series of demonstrations on half-built computers; on the monitors hooked up to those machines, the software was indistinguishable from the current Windows 7.

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