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Microsoft Accepting Pre-orders for ExoPC Tablet

Microsoft's online store is now taking pre-orders for a Windows 7-based tablet/slate called the ExoPC.

For $699 consumers could get a decent desktop, however the specs of the ExoPC tablet aren't too shabby, featuring an 11.6-inch capacitive multi-touch display (1366 x 768 pixels), Intel's Pine Trail platform and Windows 7 Home Premium just for starters. It also utilizes the Broadcom Crystal HD chip for high-definition playback of movies and streaming media, up to 1080p.

On a more technical level, the tablet uses Intel's 1.66 GHz Atom N450 processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 64 GB SSD and Intel's GMA 3150 integrated graphics. There's also a SDHC slot supporting cards up to 32 GB, two built-in 1.5-watt speakers powered by Realtek High Definition Audio, two USB 2.0 ports, a mini-HDMI port, a 1.3MP camera, wireless 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and more.

Additionally the tablet measures 11.6 x 7.7 x 0.55 inches, weighs 2.09 lbs and uses a 4-cell Lithium-ion battery. It also has an accelerometer, a light sensor, and uses a unique ExoPC UI layer supporting Flash, silverlight and a specialized ExoPC app store.

To learn more about the tablet, head here. To pre-order the $699 tablet, head to Microsoft's online store here. Shipping is expected to begin next week.