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MSI Shows Off 10-inch Android Tablet with Tegra 2

By - Source: Tom's Hardware UK | B 1 comment

It's all about the Pads up in here.

MSI is following in the footsteps of both Apple and Asus and releasing it's own Pad tablet. Finding their homes under the WindPad moniker are not one but two 10-inch tablets from MSI. The first, the WindPad 100, is the one MSI focused on during its press conference at Computex.

The WindPad 100 is a Windows 7 Home Premium tablet that runs on Intel's Z530 Atom processor (1.66GHz). It boasts 2GB of RAM, a 32GB SSD, a resolution of 1024x600 and a custom UI sitting on top of Windows 7. Portswise you're looking at 2 x USB and HDMI. There'll also be a Webcam, which we assume will be of the same standard seen on most netbooks.

Rather unlike the Asus Eee Pads, which won't be available until 2011, the WindPad will go on sale 'later this year,' for $499.

MSI was less showy with this next WindPad and we can't imagine why. Though it's also a 10-inch tablet, the WindPad 110 is likely to turn a few more heads, and not because of it's curvy design. For starters, it's not an Intel-based machine; the 110 runs on Nvidia's Tegra 2 instead. It does away with the fully-fledged Windows 7 Home Premium, packing Google's Android OS instead. Endagdet reports that though one person at Computex said MSI was still deciding whether or not to bring it to the market, another said it would be going on sale for $399 at the end of the year.

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    excalibur1814 , 2 June 2010 03:53
    Increasing DPI to 125% really improves Touch on Windows 7, but, you can't enable the setting as many dialog boxes will move off of the screen at 1024x600.

    All Win7 tablets 'really' should be, at least, 1024x768

    :(