MSI launched two Tablets in its new Wind Pad range at Computex in Taipei, and they couldn’t be further apart if the company had tried. Both are lOin devices with capacitive touchscreens, but that’s just about where the similarities end.
The Wind Pad 100 runs Windows 7 Starter and has an ultra-low powered 1,66GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor at its heart. Combined with 2GB of memory and Intel’s GMA 3150 graphics chipset, this means Windows 7 runs very slowly. After using the 100 and watching MSI’s PR team demonstrate it, we can’t say we were that impressed.
The most cringe-worthy aspect of the demonstration involved MSI’s Easy Face log-on system, wherein the poor PR representative spent 45 seconds trying to contort her face into the frontward-facing camera so the machine could recognize her. The lOin display has the same 1,024×600 resolution as most netbooks, but MSI’s Wind Ul touch interface makes more efficient use of the space when compared with standard Windows 7. Read the rest of this entry »