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MSI Slatebook tablet to be unveiled at Computex

May 11, 2010 at 12:54 pm


MSI SlatebookMSI will showcase a tablet PC dubbed Slatebook that will be announced at Computex in early June. The tablet will be powered by Intel’s latest Menlow processor and the company is currently considering Nvidia Tegra 2 options, depending on market demand.

The 10-inch tablet will come with Windows 7 and sport built-in 3G and Wi-Fi. The tablet will also feature e-reader capabilities (could this mean it has a Pixel Qi hybrid display?) MSI is expected to price the Slatebook at below $500.

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2 Responses to “MSI Slatebook tablet to be unveiled at Computex”

  1. Strodtbeck said:
    May 11th, 2010 3:43 PM

    The Win7 slates/tablets look interesting but the battery life will be the main hurdle. I know many think the UI is the main hurdle, but if it’s given some type of mouse (optical or pad on the bask) I think that many would be fine with Win7 UI and it would be very versatile due to the software access.

    If MS really wants in this area of portable devices they really need to lighten up Win7.

  2. Frank Daley said:
    May 12th, 2010 8:51 AM

    Given that HP have postponed its Windows 7 based tablet, reportedly because they found Windows 7 unacceptably slow and power hungry, what has MSI done that HP couldn’t achieve?

    More likely is that this product will not have a long life once it becomes obvious that it just won’t deliver acceptable performance.

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