MSI has introduced a tablet on Windows 7 during the first day of Computex 2010, but took the event to release more information discreetly on their ARM version of an Android Tablet that runs through Tegra2 chipset from Nvidia. Note that it is a little mystery that openly say it will be using the Tegra chipset since it seems Nvidia keeps its processor set well back from any new listing.
Nevertheless it is a beautiful tablet which presents MSI, a 10-inch screen which is capacitive, the same as the 100 WindPad Windows with the only significant difference between the two is that this one runs Android 2.1
This not only means great software capabilities related to the circuits on board the Tegra 2, but also access to the market for Google Android and therefore a huge software library.
We find the usual buttons that we find on the front of android devices: Menu, Back, and Home. As well as the instant power on button. On the other side we fin information lights showing the status of the machine: Access to storage, battery status and Wifi. Above the screen, a webcam and microphone are present for the videoconference. A 3 rd symbol system probably indicates the activation of some integrated 3G. On another side, we find an HDMI port hidden behind a trap door to operate the decompression of Tegra2 1080P. WE can finally find a USB SIM reader.
The covers help to protect the connector in tablet mode.
MSI provides different finishes for this Android Tablet: glossy white texture but also metal or wood according to taste.
It’s a shame that the sides alla round the tablet will soon be marked with fingerprints, but overall if this machine really comes out with these characteristics (Tegra2, Android 2.1, 10 “capacitive reactive) for $ 399 by the end of the year, MSI has a future bestseller at hand.