MSI WindPad 100A & WindPad 110W Tablets Official; Windows 7 & Android Slates to Roll Out at Computex 2011

May 12, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Adding to the plethora of tablets that are taking over retail shelves, MSI has gone a step further by announcing two new slates. Christened WindPad 100A and WindPad 110W, the two new devices are expected to be much valued additions to the tablet sphere.

The MSI WindPad 100A will run Google Android 3.0 OS and will hide under the hood an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor. Meanwhile, the WindPad 110W will come with AMD’s Brazos platform and Windows 7 Operating System. The AMD Brazos platform will bring with it integrated a Radeon HD 6250 graphics chip that will enable the tablet to have a graphic performance akin to a discrete graphic card.

The company is looking at rolling out the devices at the Computex 2011 event that will get underway on May 31 and extend up to June 4 at Taipei in Taiwan.

Now, though the schedule confirmed a roll out on one of those days, we also get wind of a possible delay in launch of the WindPad 100A. This might be due to the Android 3.0 availability issues. MSI might then look at launching a variant of the device with Android 2.3 during Q2, and then bring in the Android 3.0 slate later on by end of 2011.

Meanwhile, the WindPad 110W tablet would aim more at enterprise customers and could sport a price tag of around NT$20,000 in Taiwan. The OS being Windows 7 for this tablet, there may not be any worry about software compatibility. So we guess we will look more at the launch of WindPad 110W tablet and keep the sibling for a later date.

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