We recently told you that Microsoft has a conference scheduled for today in LA. Microsoft is expected to give away a Samsung slate tablet to all registered developers attending the BUILD conference in LA today. The conference will be kicking off in about an hour and Samsung says it will give out one of these tablets to every attendee at the conference. From the looks of it the device seems to be the Samsung Slate PC Series 7 (there’s the Intel Logo on the box) loaded with a developer preview of Windows 8.
The unfortunate thing about this tablet is that it still running on an Intel Quad Core CPU and not the ARM processor or even the Exynos processor from Samsung we expected to see. The processor supposedly will be a low voltage processor but speculations are that it will still be a battery hog.
According to the source Michelle Hu Microsoft has a lot to do with the design of the tablet so we will have to wait and see how it runs once the conference kicks off. I do not think this will compete with the iPad in any kind of level and iOS 5 is rumored to be the fastest and most user friendly OS to yet be revealed by Apple. You can catch the live video feed from ArsTechnica here: Windows 8 Live Preview.