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i beta tested the Dell XPS L501X, which had a 1366x768 touchscreen, and i can tell you it was somewhat of a pain to use. I much preferred the touchpad.
Maybe then it wasn't the fault of the OS, but rather, the shoddy stuff Dell bought at some Indonesian sweatshop that doesn't meet the grade???
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You might had read the article: Windows 7? On ARM Tablets? I don't think so! before or not .. So there you go..
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I doubt it will be a Windows 7 based version that runs on ARM Tablets, in terms of functionality and overall performance an OS really needs to be developed from the ground up in order to make full use of these devices. Windows 7 may support multi-touch but it's in no way developed enough to be put onto these devices.

My guess is that this new version for ARM Tablets will likely be based off Microsoft's Windows Embedded Compact 7, in some way.
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The only good thing that I see from this is the potential boost it will give ARM to entering the mainstream. Three CPU chip designers is better than 2. As always, more competition for our money is better than less (so long as they don't form a cartel or oligarchy).
     
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