Hanvon Slate Packs Windows 7 Multitouch Into a Shiny Aluminum Shell

It may not be the Microsoft Courier or Apple Tablet, but GottaBeMobile's Xavier reckons the Hanvon is a pretty slick-looking device. The 8.9-inch multi-touch screen supports gestures, and would be great to watch movies or fool about online.

The prototype was shown at the Intel Developer's Forum last week, so it probably has an Atom processor of some description. That'll explain why it's a little sluggish. As you'll also see in the video, it has two USB ports, audio in/out and an SD card slot. Hopefully the final version will be cheaper than the roughly $500 Archos 9. [GottaBeMobile via Slashgear]