From your comments I was expecting a bad review - it actually looks pretty good to me?
From the review: "Good build quality", "Fast Startup", "Great handwriting recognition" ,"fantastically good for note taking","fairly nippy","massive bonus of an 'open platform'", "An awful lot cheaper than an iPad", 'How do I get one", "I need one now", "A really powerfull and flexible tool"
So, leagues ahead of those cheap Android tablets that have been doing the rounds and way better than I was expecting, really tempted to put in an order:
($459 for 32GB)
I think I was overstating the bad things a tad too much. For what the WPad is, it's "okay" given the price, features, and functionality. The hardware is alright (possibly even considered 'great' given the low cost) but looking at the bulk of the unit and the fact it's a really low quality TN display (even if it has got a decent DPI) writes it off for me, I need my viewing angles and colour accuracy.
What I should have focused on was how this product demonstrates how Windows 7 is not suitable for touch tablet use: third-party programs that don't really "fit in" with Windows are bundled to provide essential functionality such as viewing the built-in camera, or the playback of non-Hollywood-approved media files. Then there's the trouble shown with the on-screen keyboard (I know you can resize it, but then it becomes too small to type on). It's all of these little things that add up to give an unsatisfying (if not unpleasant) user experience.
The tablet is the new platform and it's essential that it is executed well in order to win the PR war. It doesn't matter if Windows 8 on cheap-as-chips touch-tablets will blow Apple out of the water, so long as people associate 'Windows' with 'desktop-oriented experience that doesn't work well on a touch-tablet' then it isn't going to succeed at all.