May 31, 2010 at 8:11 am
MSI has unveiled two 10-inch tablets at Computex both under a new brand name for tablets called Wind Pad. The MSI Wind Pad 100 is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor and comes with Windows 7, whilst the Wind Pad 110 is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset and comes with Android.
The MSI Wind Pad 100 has a 10-inch (1024 x 600) capacitive touch display and comes with Windows 7 Ultimate, although MSI has created its own ‘Wind Touch’ UI. It will come with a HDMI socket capable of outputting 720p video, two USB ports and webcam and will land later this year for $499. Engadget managed some hands-on time and found that it felt “incredibly sluggish.”
Moving on to the Wind Pad 110 and we have a similar 10-inch tablet that is armed with the Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset and comes with Android 2.1. This also comes with a capacitive display but the design is slightly different to the Wind Pad 100. It’s unknown whether this tablet will move to production or not right now, but if it is pricing is expected to be around the $400 mark.