A. Windows 7 slates are just slate form factor devices running the Windows 7 OS. Microsoft doesn't lay down any specific hardware guidelines that slate manufacturers have to use for their slates running the Windows 7 OS. There will therefore be some slates with capacitive screens, some with resistive, and some will also feature pen support. Look at offerings from various vendors and pick a slate that best meets your requirements. One of the great benefits of the Windows 7 slate portfolio is the variety of hardware options, giving users the ability to get hardware that's the best fit.