Those who have been awaiting the release of the Windows 7 running WindPad 100W from MSI are in for some luck. The tablet is now available for purchase, but the price is quite hefty at $709.95. Also, the tablet can only be sourced from Simply Electronics in the US at the moment, but at least there are no shipping costs involved. The WindPad 100W tablet’s availability in the US also presents an interesting scenario in that MSI is yet to officially launch the tablet in that country and Simply Electronics is able to pull off the magic simply because they procure their wares from the US, Europe, and Asia.
Now coming to the tablet itself, the WindPad 100W is in the 10 inch category, with a 10.1 inch capacitive multi touch screen display to be precise and a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The tablet features the Intel “Menlow” low power platform built specifically for mobile devices and comes equipped with the the Atom Z530 1.6 GHz single core CPU.
The tablet’s memory is comprised of a 2 GB DDR2 RAM while storage capacity of the tablet is made up of a 32 GB solid state drive. There is an SD card reader as well to sort things out if your storage requirements are more than that while among the other features that the WindPad 100W comes bundled with include a twin camera set up – one each at the front and the back along with G-sensor, ambient light sensor, an HDMI output and USB 2.0 port. Battery life of the tablet is around 6 hours.
The WindPad 100W measures a quite handy 10.8 inch x 6.8 inch x 0.7 inch while tipping the scales at about 1.7 pounds. The tablet right now comes installed with Windows 7 with the Wind Touch user interface on top of it though MSI is also likely to introduce an Android version of the tablet as well.
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