When MSI showcased its tablets at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2011, we knew that the new devices would make it to India as well, but the timing was not clear.
Now sources in the company confirm plans to launch these tablets in India, and expect that they will be released before March. The date could be as early as the first half of February. The devices are to run Android and Windows operating systems.
Here ‘s a deeper look at MSI ‘s Windpad line-up:
MSI WindPad 100A Android tablet
This 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, 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 for data transfer.
MSI WindPad 100W Windows tablet
The 100W MSI WindPad 100W is slightly heavier than WindPad 100A Android at 1.76 pounds. It comes loaded with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (not Phone 7,) and a 10.1 inch multi touch screen.
In addition to the features of the WindPad 100A, MSI WindPad 100W 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 (or Rs 22,500).