Microsoft gives away Tablet PCs to PDC attendees

On day two of PDC09, Windows and Windows Live Division President Steven Sinofsky took the stage and announced that all of the PDC09 attendees (full conference attendees only) will be receiving a free Acer Aspire 1420P Convertible Tablet PC.

The free give away was to show Microsoft's gratitude towards all of the PDC attendees and the support that developers have given Microsoft during the Windows 7 release.

The Acer Aspire 1420P Convertible Tablet PC comes with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit edition, with an Intel Celeron CPU @ 1.2Ghz, 2GB of memory (supporting up to 8GB), and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, 3G Mobile Broadband, 250GB HDD, all on a 11.6" screen (1366x768 Resolution).

The guys over at windowsteamblog.com were able to get exclusive hands on of the free Acer PDC laptop:


Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Windows Mobile 7 UI confirmed by Microsoft?

Next Story

Firefox 3.6 blocks sneaky addons

29 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

It's not really free, the PDC is actually pretty expensive to go to (but I do realize lots of people get to go for free because their work will pay for it)

*sigh*

Ah well, at least I already have a tablet. It's not new, it's not multitouch, and it definitely wasn't free, but... hey, it's a tablet. :P

first of all they got it all wrong...they are pushing multitouch so why not givem' one with that capability? shouldn't they be trying to push that? sure its free hardware and all but the people who are attending and receive one probably have loads of this crap stashed away back at the office right?

From Acer's website:

# Multi-touch infotainment
# Experience the magic of touch! The 11.6" HD display features an integrated multi-touch screen supporting finger touch and pen input for faster and more intuitive navigation. Enter the Acer TouchPortal to manage your multimedia with drag-and-drop convenience. You can also create colorful memos using Acer TouchMemo; cruise the web with Internet Explorer®; and view your next travel destination using Microsoft® Surface Globe. To complete your "touching" experience, the multi-gesture touchpad is perfect for scrolling, rotating images, zooming and browsing -- all with your fingertip.

BTW: This notebook isn't available for purchase yet.

This PDC is more energizing MS!!..
Silverlight 4, Azure, Office 2010, Sharepoint, IE9...and free tablet!!.
Although, Mix at march will be more interesting to see IE9 (beta?), glimpse of Windows mobile 7!?!

I think we'll get our hands on IE9 at around CES. First CTP/beta. As for Mix in march, that could be RC1? We'd have to look back at the IE8 release schedule to see how it matches up.

But I think IE9 could go RTM around May or June. MS should move faster with IE like it does with Silverlight.

GP007 said,
I think we'll get our hands on IE9 at around CES. First CTP/beta. As for Mix in march, that could be RC1? We'd have to look back at the IE8 release schedule to see how it matches up.

But I think IE9 could go RTM around May or June. MS should move faster with IE like it does with Silverlight.

ya...IE9 + SL4 combination will be great

dagamer34 said,
Has the stuff in IE9 been announced yet?

Yes, some of the highlights have been announced at PDC09, you can find it posted here on Neowin, Tom Warren covered it.

dagamer34 said,
Has the stuff in IE9 been announced yet?

yes there is a topic on the main neowin.net page with 3 videos interviewing MS staff about IE9. still lots of missing info like built in h264/theora codec support etc.