MSI Wind Pad Tablet PC Unveiled at Computex

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MSI has unveiled an upcoming tablet computer at the Computex tradeshow. This will use a full desktop operating system to compete against the Apple iPad.

MSI Wind Pad Windows-based Tablet PCThe MSI Wind Pad 100 will run Microsoft Windows 7 on a low-power 1.66 GHz Intel Atom processor. It will have 2 GB of RAM and a 32 GB SSD (solid-state) hard drive.

This tablet computer is going to have a 10-inch, 1024 x 600, multi-touch capacitive screen and MSI is going to layer on a finger-friendly user interface for Windows. 

It will sport Wi-Fi, 3G, a GPS receiver, USB and HDMI video-out ports, as well as a Web Cam. This device is going to weigh in at 1.8 pounds (800 g).

A big question with small Windows-based computers is battery life, but MSI is promising this device will be capable of going at least 8 hours on a single charge.

The MSI Wind Pad 100 is scheduled to be released later this year; MSI hasn’t announced a price yet.

It will apparently debut before the Asus Eee Pad, another tablet computer running Windows 7 that was announced at Computex. This model, which will have a 12-inch touchscreen, isn’t going to be on the market until next year.

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