Hands On: MSI Windpad 100W 10″ Windows 7 Tablet

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29 Dec, 2010 6:19 pm


MSI had a CES preview yesterday in Taipei and we got our hands on the MSI Windpad 100W their 10 inch Windows 7 tablet. Not much has changed with the Windpad since we saw it at Computex in June, the build quality still feels like a prototype and the processor is the Intel Atom Z530, which is old school hardware. MSI claims that this is the highest they could go with out installing a fan. True, but i’m not sure who would want to buy it when its thick and outdated.

To get into the specs of this 10 inch tablet we have an angled camera as well as a front facing camera, HDMI, 4 in 1 card reader, SIM card slot, 2 x USB 2.0 and 32GB SSD. It also comes with Bluebooth and the screen is capacitive multitouch and it also sports an accelerometer.

Even though we are told the Windpad 100W is already for sale through unnamed telcos in unknown geographies we weren’t able to get an idea for pricing. What about the other tablets we heard that MSI was coming out with? Well according to company chairman Joseph Hsu we can expect Oak Trail in March as well as models based on Nvidia Tegra 2 and Android 3.0 in April-May I’m sure we’ll be able to get more details at CES as this was just a preview event aimed at the Taiwanese media.

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