MSI to Reintroduce Android, Windows 7 Tablets at CES
The upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in January is expected to include a flood of new tablets, but for MSI it will be about reintroducing old tablets.
MSI already unveiled its WindPad tablets months ago, one which uses Android and the other that runs Windows 7. Since then they were abandoned, but MSI has said they are coming back for CES 2011. And this time MSI says they will really be released to the public.
The first WindPad runs Windows 7 Home Premium on a 10-inch touchscreen, and it will be one of the first devices to use the new "Oak Trail" version of the Intel Atom processor. The display will have 1024 x 600 pixel resolution and multitouch capabilities . The whole device will be less than an inch thick and have mini-HDMI, mini-USB and SD card ports.
The other tablet will run Android on an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor with a 10-inch display (1280 x 800 pixel resolution). MSI says that the version of Android in their tablet will depend entirely on Google. If Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) is out by February or March, then MSI will likely use it. If not, the tablet will run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).
Neither tablet has a price and MSI only says they will be available sometime in early 2011.