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January 7, 2011 at 4:14 PM

CES: Windows 7 tablet anyone?

There are plenty of Windows 7 tablets to challenge the iPad if you look hard enough at CES, or live in Asia.

I guess people won’t have to wait for Windows 8 on ARM processors after all.

Here are a few of the Windows 7 tablets on display here and there, among the dozens and dozens of Android tablets.

The Moneaul M-Pad that will cost $400 to $600 in Korea. It’s based on Intel’s Atom N455 processor, has an SD slot, 10-inch touchscreen and 16 or 32 gigabytes of memory.

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The Padows 20 also has a 10-inch screen, Intel N455 and 16 or 32 gigs of memory. It also has an accessory keyboard. Wholesale, it’s $280 FOB in Hong Kong from Shenzhen Jumper Computer Technology Co. Ltd.

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Is that an iPad, or a Padows 20?

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Intel showed HP’s Windows 7 Slate 500. Steve Ballmer – who unveiled the Slate during the previous CES – didn’t mention the device this year:

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One reason Windows tablets are a tougher sell is because there are relatively few accessories compared to what’s available for the iPad. I think about 5 percent of the booths are displaying iPad accessories, but this one deserves a special award:

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