Windows 7 isn’t exactly perfected and meant for tablet devices, but that doesn’t mean Steve Ballmer is going to let the Apple iPad reign for good. Pegatron has come up with the MasterPad prototype tablet, measuring all of 14mm thin while featuring an 11.6″ IPS (In Plane Switching) display, running at 1,366 x 768 widescreen resolution. Other hardware specifications include a 1.3-megapixel webcam with a microphone, a couple of USB ports, a memory card reader, an accelerometer, a mini-HDMI port, 3G connectivity and 32GB or 64GB SSD options. Its magnesium and aluminum alloy body tips the scales at less than a kg, although its 2-cell battery is disappointing to say the least – how will it ever compete with the iPad on that front, we don’t know. Hopefully the final product will better the prototype in this aspect, offering at least 10 hours of juice. An Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz processor will run proceedings from within, coupled with a HD video-processing chip. Expect the MasterPad to arrive within months, where there is also the remote possibility of an Android-powered version rolling out as well.