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MSI WindPad 100W gets detailed

Posted on Monday, January 17 2011 @ 15:01:30 CET by

MSI announced some more information about the upcoming WindPad 100W tablet. The 10.1" device is equipped with the Intel Atom Z530 (1.6GHz) processor, it has a 1024 x 600 pixel touchscreen, Windows 7 Home Premium, 2GB DDR2, a 32GB SSD, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, one USB port, mini-HDMI, a SD memory card reader, light sensor, G-sensor, and two webcams. The WindPad 100W measures 274mm x 173mm x 18.5mm and weighs 800g with battery, the expected battery life is over 6 hours. Availability is unknown, pricing is expected to start at $499.
MSI’s WindPad 100W tablet computer features the Intel mobile platform processor and Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium OS, a 10.1-inch multipoint touch screen as well as cutting-edge hardware, like dual video cameras, a G-Sensor gravity detecting device, and an ALS light sensor. What’s more, it boasts more than six hours of battery time—more than any tablet computer using this system.

Taipei—MSI unveiled its WindPad 100W tablet computer with power-sipping Intel mobile platform processor and Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. Its extended six hours-plus of battery power is the most of any tablet computer using this system. The WindPad 100W also packs a number of advanced hardware devices, such as a 10.1-inch multipoint touch screen, dual video cameras, a G-Sensor gravity detecting device, and an ALS light sensor. It also comes with a complete array of I/O ports, including an SD card reader, USB 2.0 slots, and a mini HDMI port, so this tablet can meet your entertainment needs like any conventional computer. It’s the ideal mobile data center for today’s gamer.

Eric Kuo, associate vice president for global sales, MSI Notebook, points out that the MSI WindPad 100W also comes with applications, like MSI’s own Wind Touch UI, a taskbar magnifier, and Easy Face recognition software which gives the WindPad 100W a truly user-friendly interface. The G-Sensor gravity detecting device causes images on the screen to rotate automatically, depending on how the WindPad100W is being held, further enhancing the user experience.

Most complete application support
Wind Touch UI: MSI did away with the standard traditional operating system interface, carrying out in-depth studies on the tablet touch control experience of consumers. MSI used the information to design its own unique Wind Touch user interface with four major functions—work, entertainment, tools, and network. It integrates a number of frequently used applications, like MSI’s own Easy Viewer photo management software, a multimedia player that can be used for MSN, Skype, and IE, Windows multimedia center, and a web phone. Simply touching the MSI WindPad 100W’s screen with your finger allows you to surf the Internet, enjoy pictures, videos, and music, and even connect with the world through instant messaging or a net phone.

Easy Face: MSI’s WindPad 100W comes with MSI’s exclusive face recognition software which works in conjunction with the internal 1.3 megapixel high resolution webcam, using biometric technology to provide impregnable data security. MSI’s Easy Face integrates MSN, website login passwords, and systems login passwords to provide a high level of data security and further protects data, using face MSI’s recognition software, so you don’t have to remember all those passwords.

Taskbar magnifier: To enhance the user experience, MSI developed a unique status/taskbar magnifier to make controlling the Windows 7 OS’ various functions with your finger easier. Touching the Windows 7 taskbar at the bottom right hand side of the screen turns on the MSI taskbar magnifier, enlarging status bar icons, including the clock, Internet connection, power options, and volume control, to make them easier to manipulate with your finger. Now, you can click on them without using a stylus or your fingernail.

Easy Viewer photo management software: In addition to the taskbar magnifier, MSI added its Easy Viewer photo management software to the WindPad 100W. Now, you can zoom in/out and rotate photos by simply touching or sliding your finger on the screen, making it easy to share photos with friends and family.

Microsoft Office Starter 2010 word processing software preloaded: The WindPad 100W comes preloaded with Microsoft Office Starter 2010 word processing software, which includes Office Word 2010 and Office Excel 2010 for tablets, so you can do office work on the WindPad 100W anytime, anywhere. What’s more, the WindPad 100W also comes with Adobe Reader, so you can view, print, search, sign, and even verify PDF files while you’re on the go. It also has the Adobe Flash Player multimedia player, so you can enjoy a richer multimedia experience.

High performance hardware offers incomparable entertainment platform
Powerful hardware and extended battery life: The MSI WindPad 100W features the low-power Intel mobile platform processor, 2GB DDRII of memory, 802.11 b/g/n wireless, a G-Sensor gravity detecting device, an ALS light sensor, and a 32GB SSD. Weighing in at 800 grams, it boasts six-plus hours of battery time—the longest of any tablet with Win-tel architecture.

Complete array of I/O ports: The MSI WindPad 100W tablet computer features a complete selection of I/O ports, including an SD card reader, USB 2.0 slots, and a mini HDMI port, to meet all of your entertainment needs.

Dual video cameras: The WindPad 100W has two camera lenses—one front, one back. Used in coordination with mobile telecommunications software, the one above the screen allows you to chat over the Internet with friends and family. The high resolution camera on the back of the tablet lets you take pictures and videos whenever you find shots you want to capture.



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