The Windows 8 Slate looks pretty awesome

The bros over at Gizmodo got their paws on an early Windows 8 Slate, and wouldn't you know it, it looks pretty amazing. Could Microsoft be prepping the toughest competition to the iPad?

The real star of the show is the interface, which ditches Apple's field of icons with a bunch of boxes that feature real-time info on everything from the weather to your Twitter feed. Once in apps, you can swipe between then quickly and easily, and you can even create custom splitscreens for apps. So you can have your IM window along one side with the rest of the screen filled with your browser, for example.

All in all, it looks incredibly promising, especially for something that's still a ways out. You should definitely head over and check out Gizmodo's video of this in action.

Via Gizmodo

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