Tablet PCs usually seem like a great idea until you actually use them, but the Windows 7 team has been working hard to make the platform more usable than ever— especially for students.

New features for Windows 7 include recognition of mathematical formulas and East Asian languages, as well as the addition of a soft keyboard with multitouch and a totally revamped method for correcting handwriting. Here's hoping we finally get a droolworthy, sleek, and most importantly, useful tablet to take advantage of the new features. [MSDN, thanks JagsLive]