Had a chance to use a Asus EP121 tablet. It runs windows 7, has a beautiful 12.1 screen something that is rare for win7 devices. Even comes with a nice leather folio case. Asus wisely choose NOT to use a net book CPU, but instead it runs a low voltage dual core Intel i5 and just zips alongs. The common config has 4GB ram and a 64GB SSD for $1099. With that amount of ram web pages load and switch quick without the checkerboards and reloads seen at times on the iPad. Touch or pen input, using a pen is nice after being used to finger painting on the iPad Also had hdmi out, SD and USB slots. Downsides are much lower battery life and windows / ie8 does not provide the smooth polished touch experience that iOS does but it's more than useable. Overall if it's by far the best ipad alternative I've seen, for those wanting a full OS experience.