Taiwan's AsusTek Computer Inc. on May 31 unveiled a portable tablet computer that runs on Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, joining a slew of manufacturers trying to tap demand for the sleek devices following Apple’s launch of the iPad, reports the Associated Press. Acer Inc., the world's second largest PC vendor, last week unveiled a 7-inch touch-screen tablet that, like many other coming models, runs on Android, the operating system that Google is distributing free of charge for mobile devices. AsusTek's touch-screen tablet, with the name of Eee Pad, comes in 10- and 12-inch sizes and is set to go...

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