Microsoft giving away Tablet PCs at PDC Sumocat11/20/2009 “Giving away” may not be the most accurate phrase considering a full pass to the event could have set you back $2,095, but getting handed an Acer Aspire 1420P Tablet PC for attending PDC (Professional Developers Conference) is a darn sweet rebate. I found word this morning from Liliputing, but apparently other sources slipped my notice the past couple days (CNET has an unboxing). Reported to include the following:Advertisement 11.6″ 1366 x 768 Display with multi-touch input Intel Celeron SU2300 (1.2GHz, Dual-Core) processor 250GB HDD 2GB RAM (supports up to 8GB) Intel GMA 4500MHD Graphics Gigabit LAN / 802.11n Wi-Fi 3G Mobile Broadband Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with touch pack and Office Professional Plus 2010 beta. Okay, maybe a PC powered by a Celeron processor isn’t that sweet, but ensuring that serious developers have access to tablets with multi-touch input demonstrates Microsoft’s strong commitment to get multi-touch applications in Windows 7. I must wonder, of course, did I miss an earlier Tablet PC giveaway in the seven years since Microsoft announced the form factor?