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MSI Unveils the WindPad 100A Android and WindPad 110W Windows 7 Tablet at Computex 2011

MSI is showing off a lot of new devices at Computex this year. We already posted about the WindPad Enjoy 7 and Enjoy 10 budget Android tablets, but they weren’t the only launches by MSI today.

MSI also unveiled two more tablets – the MSI WindPad 110W, a 10 inch Windows 7 tablet and the MSI WindPad 100A, a 10 inch Android tablet.

MSI WindPad 110W Windows 7 Tablet

The MSI WindPad 110W has a 10.1 inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It runs Windows 7 and is powered by the AMD Brazos processor with Radeon HD 6250 graphics. It has 2 GB RAM and offers a 64 GB SSD. Its battery lasts for over 6 hours and it has dual cameras. It weighs 850 gms and comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and USB ports.

MSI WindPad 100A Android Tablet

The MSI WindPad 100A has a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IP display as well. It is powered by a dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor and has 1 GB RAM. It will come with 32 GB internal storage and offers 8 hrs of battery life. It has a weight of 720 gms and comes with SD card support and USB ports. It will likely run Android 3.0/3.1 Honeycomb.

No pricing details have been revealed yet.

MSI WindPad 110W

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Microsoft to Preview Windows 8 for Tablets Next Week?

Microsoft is apparently planning to preview Windows for tablets as soon as next week. According to a report by Bloomberg, Microsoft will be showcasing the new tablet OS at the All Things D conference as well as Computex. Steven Sinofsky, President, Windows division and Steve Guggenheimer, Vice President, OEM division are expected to do the honors.

Microsoft will be showcasing the new OS on hardware powered by the Nvidia Tegra chipset. The new version – Windows 8 – will be launched officially in 2012.

With the iPad 2 dominating the market, and Android expected to take a major share of the pie by the time Windows 8 launches, chances are that Microsoft may not be able to make even a dent in that space. It may be too late to the party.

The first Windows 8 tablet prototypes will be powered by ARM processors, not Intel. This is a huge step away from the Wintel partnership which has been prospering since decades.

Intel will also be launching tablets at Computex 2011, powered by Android, MeeGo and Windows.