NEC has announced two new interesting tablets in Japan today. The 12 inch 12PNC-W2/B2 and the 15 inch 15PNC-W2/B2 seem to be the first tablets released with an Atom processor: 1.6GHz with between 512MB or 1GB of RAM, an 80GB HDD and flavors including XP Embedded (a fine choice) and Vista (on Atom? lolwut). There's no price yet, but those specs seem to indicate to me this will be priced around the netbook level, which would be wonderful. I would love a cheap, keyboard-less, internet-connected nettablet for my living room, for simple doodling, media control and idle reading.
NEC All-In-One Touch Panel [Akihabara News]