Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 04 November 2011 10:56

MSI waiting for tablet market to grow up

Written by Fuad Abazovic



Insider claim


In the past, MSI often closely followed whatever Asus was doing, for example in the netbook market, but surprisingly it didn't follow Asus in tablet market.

MSI does have a few tablets, but it never joined the Honeycomb race with Asus and some much bigger names that include Samsung, Toshiba, LG, Lenovo and even Sony.

Sources close to the company are telling us that MSI has decided to wait for the tablet market to get more mature, and then join it. There is not enough money and viability for them to run at this path. A lot of Taiwan-based executives at MSI believe that having Windows 8 on tablets is a real opportunity for them, but only in late 2012, roughly a year from now.

Of course just as any other notebook manufacturer from Taiwan, MSI has a very high opinion about Apple and its iPad, as well as its success in ultrathin notebooks, but MSI didn't even want to join the initial ultrabook strategy launched by Intel.

MSI's answer to how to make money in volatile economy are gaming notebooks and we hear that for the most part, MSI is doing quite well with them. It seems tablet and ultrathin notebook markets are simply overcrowded and MSI is focusing on niche markets instead.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments