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Wednesday, 02 June 2010 12:09

Tablets will take off next year

Written by Nick Farell

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MSI promises


MSI unveiled
two tablet PCs at Computex Taipei 2010 yesterday and has promised that the market for the beasts will be taking off next year.

One of the tablets is based on Intel's architecture and the other on the ARM-based Nvidia Tegra processor. MSI chairman Joseph Hsu indicated that while the company will begin launching its tablet PC lineup in the second half of this year ready for next year.

The Wind Pad 100 will be the first MSI tablet PC to hit the market. The Wind Pad 100 features the Intel Atom Z530 CPU, Windows 7 Home Premium, a 10-inch screen, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, 3G and Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, GPS, g-sensor, an HDMI port, 8-hour battery life, a weight of 800 grams and pre-installed software including Wind Touch UI, EasyFace 2.0 face recognition and an e-reader application. Wind Pad 110 features the Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU, Android 2.1 operating system for which more than 50,000 applications are available for download, and a 10-hour battery life.

Computex Taipei 2010 seems to have been flooded with Tablets this year as the industry hopes to make a buck or two following Apple's success in the market.

Nick Farell

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