Windows 8 Slate Hands On: It's Fantastic. (But Don't Sell Your iPad.)Mat Honan9/13/11 12:05pmFiled to: Windows 8Hands OnSlateMicrosoftTabletWindowsWindows 8 tabletsTop3471EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink A Microsoft tablet with Windows 8 has been a long time coming, but it's finally here. Sort of. We got our hands on a developer's preview yesterday and while flawed, it's extremely impressive.Keep this in mind as you read: both the operating system and hardware are developer preview builds. In fact, the [REDACTED]* hardware (we're prohibited from even revealing its manufacturer or specs) isn't even going to run Windows 8. And the hardware has an x86 processor, not ARM. When this Slate ships, says Microsoft, it's going to have Windows 7 on it. Microsoft doesn't even have a name for this thing, which it was sure to note (repeatedly) is not the first Windows 8 device.