The Microsoft Tablet PC

Although the failure of Pen Windows to revolutionize computing left some at Microsoft disillusioned, there was still a set of core believers within the company who championed the cause of tablet computing. Out of this coterie would eventually arise, nearly a decade later, the Microsoft Tablet PC. The new Tablet PC initiative combines a set of hardware requirements along with a software platform to deliver a rewarding user experience.

The Birth of Microsoft Tablet PC

It was the last straw. Bert Keely, engineering director at SGI (Silicon Graphics, Inc.) in Mountain View, California, had managed the tablet computer project long enough to know that the company’s ability to deliver on his tablet computing vision was waning. Although ...

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