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MSI Shows Off 10-inch Android Tablet with Tegra 2

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 28 comments

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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    pinkeyes , June 1, 2010 4:08 PM
    That first tablet looks like garbage. That msi logo with the white line going across the bottom sucks.

    The second one looks hot though, and considering it runs android, I'm definitely interested.
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    pinkeyes , June 1, 2010 4:08 PM
    That first tablet looks like garbage. That msi logo with the white line going across the bottom sucks.

    The second one looks hot though, and considering it runs android, I'm definitely interested.
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    captaincharisma , June 1, 2010 4:17 PM
    nah i rather have a real OS like windows than android. keep android for the smart phones
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    sliem , June 1, 2010 4:32 PM
    Does any table need to have "pad" padded in its name? It's so lame and unoriginal. Also this one is expensive.
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    dalta centauri , June 1, 2010 4:39 PM
    pinkeyesThat first tablet looks like garbage. That msi logo with the white line going across the bottom sucks.The second one looks hot though, and considering it runs android, I'm definitely interested.

    I agree, the white border seems terrible. Interesting though, if it does sell for 400$ then I might buy it. I'm running an archos 7" tablet that is becoming terrible with the little amount of support they give to their customers. 250$ for an Archos 7 runs Android, chrome for searching online, 512mb of ram, and 160gb HDD, arm 800MHz. Bought it nearly a year ago when it was already two years old. To me it was, wow, 160gb hand held device that plays HD 1280x720! I needed to have it, although now that youtube and most of online sites use flash 10 the archos's online features are all failing. They say their still working to get adobe in making a compatible version of flash 10.1, although that's been planned for over a year. So if it doesn't happen by October of this year I'm thinking of sending it back for a full refund with the statement, "Your product was falsely advertising features that are no longer working."
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    feeddagoat , June 1, 2010 4:41 PM
    Sounds pretty good, all thats left now is to see battery life and how they perform and *sigh* let the ever so popular "potential ipad beater" articles begin.
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    falchard , June 1, 2010 5:28 PM
    110 looks like win.
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    rtfm , June 1, 2010 5:43 PM
    pinkeyesThat first tablet looks like garbage. That msi logo with the white line going across the bottom sucks.


    Look closely, that's a silver border isn't it? I too would rather have win 7. Though too be honest, I'd rather have a netbook, no keyboard would be rubbish for me...
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    Drag0nR1der , June 1, 2010 5:53 PM
    rtfmLook closely, that's a silver border isn't it? I too would rather have win 7. Though too be honest, I'd rather have a netbook, no keyboard would be rubbish for me...


    I think he means the two lines either side of the MSI, not the border.Those lines may be silver as well, but I agree with him, silver or white, they shout bad retro eighties.
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    tokenz , June 1, 2010 6:13 PM
    I dont know seems expensive for what you get. I mean hardware wise it looks underspec'd. And everyone that says oh but R&D cost alot. Not when you are using the same R&D for netbooks and net tops.
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    gumbedamit , June 1, 2010 6:29 PM
    I dislike Apple and am looking forward to a tablet other than the iPad. In order for other companies to succeed, they have to come correct, don't bring out crappy products. Make them look aesthetic pleasing; I need them to put their best foot forward. I have tried an iPad, and it just works for what it needs to do, competing products need to do the same.Just work!!!!
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    nforce4max , June 1, 2010 6:32 PM
    I rather buy a used TC1100 or something along those lines since they are often cheaper and feature much more storage.
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    Anonymous , June 1, 2010 6:43 PM
    Like the looks,
    Like the fact that it has an SSD.
    Don't like the price so much though...
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    Anonymous , June 1, 2010 6:48 PM
    yes i agree the second one looks mean, i like gadgets to look like they can maul my granny... and her pet Chihuahua
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    rsud , June 1, 2010 7:03 PM
    once again, everyone on the Apple bandwagon....
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    captaincharisma , June 1, 2010 7:33 PM
    rsudonce again, everyone on the Apple bandwagon....


    how do you figure that. apple had a good idea with the tablet but when everyone heard about how f'ed up it was only apple fanbois that really liked it. now everyone else is trying to make a better tablet or a tablet everyone wanted apples tablet to be like

    heck i would like one of these tablets just to lounge around and use it to remote into my desktop pc
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    unrealpinky , June 1, 2010 9:01 PM
    I would rather have Android then Windows 7. Windows 7 was not really designed for a touch interface, IMO, and the touch was added as an after-thought. Android on the other hand was designed with touch in mind.
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    lamorpa , June 1, 2010 9:39 PM
    compfreak93i would actually invest in this

    This is an investment that returns about -40% per year.
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    fulle , June 1, 2010 9:58 PM
    Hardware isn't quite there to support Windows 7 in an inexpensive tablet, with any kind of enjoyable experience. I'd like to be proved wrong, but Atom processors are just too freaking slow IMHO.

    The Android based tablet was looking sloppy as hell. Dell has contracted out HTC to build 5", 7", and 10" tablets, and they're looking "Sleak". MSI will need to step its game up if they want to compete with the establish Android players.
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    tharkis842 , June 1, 2010 11:43 PM
    Hmm...tablets seem interesting. I'd be too affraid of walking around with something with such a large screen i could accidentilly scuff to he**. Also something this large they might as well make the screen 1280x720.
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    Blessedman , June 2, 2010 6:48 AM
    Quote:
    The WindPad 100 is a Windows 7 Home Premium tablet that runs on Intel's Z530 Atom processor (1.66GHz).


    but the next statement...

    Quote:
    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.


    I am confused...
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