MSI has introduced two tablets called Windpad, with one each running on Android and Windows. The hardware is also different with the Android tablet running on an ARM processor while the Windows tablet uses an Intel chipset.
Both tablets feature G-sensor gravity detection, which protects the internal hardware in case the device falls. They also have an ALS light sensor which adjusts screen brightness according to ambient light, and support for Wifi.
MSI WindPad 100A Android tablet
The 10.1 inch multi touch machine that is based on Android and weighs 1.6 pounds is powered by an ARM processor. It offers features such as a digital compass, a GPS locator, and Wifi with 3G. The new tablet is approximately half an inch thick at its thinnest, and can run for eight to ten hours on a charged battery. WindPad 100A has USB and HDMI slots for expanding memory and data transfer.
MSI WindPad 100W Windows tablet
The 100W MSI WindPad 100W is slightly heavier at 1.76 pounds, compared to the Android tablet. It features the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (Not Phone 7) and a 10.1 inch screen that supports multi touch control.
In addition to the features of the WindPad 100A, it is equipped with the Intel Menlow Z530 processor and a 32 GB solid state hard drive.
MSI WindPad 100W tablet will be available in the first quarter of 2011 starting at about $500 (Rs 22,500).
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