When MSI follows up its first WindPad, released last year, it plans on offering customers a variety of choices right off the bat.
MSI will be releasing three 10.1-inch WindPad tablets come June 1, with business users as the targeted customer base. Two of the tablets will run Windows 7 and the other will run Google’s Android OS.
Of the two Windows tablets, one will have an Intel Atom processor and the other will have an AMD Brazos processor plus a display-enhancing chipset. Both tablets are supposed to have a battery life of approximately six hours and will come equipped with an accelerometer, light sensor, and Wi-Fi.
The Android tablet will run Android OS 3.0, aka Honeycomb, and will be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. Weighing in at 800 grams, the Android tablet is 13 millimeters at its thinnest point and will have a battery life of roughly eight hours. Like the Windows tablets, the Android WindPad will also sport an accelerometer, light sensor, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
While the WindPad with the Intel processor has been priced at $549, the Android tablet will cost $399. This makes the Android WindPad the first Honeycomb tablet to be priced cheaper than the Apple iPad, which starts at $499.
Though a price has not been set yet for the Windows tablet with the AMD processor, MSI marketing manager Luc Liao has said that it should fall somewhere between the prices of the other two WindPads.