MSI’s latest Windows 7 tablet PC launched in Europe

Posted on 26. Aug, 2011 by in Tablets

MSI WindPad 110W windows 7

The MSI WindPad 110W, it runs Windows 7 OS, nuff said. Image: MSI

MSI isn’t really interested in Android tablets like many of their PC competitors have been when it comes to tablets. MSI has stuck with Windows, the new MSI WindPad 100W was the first tablet PC that MSI launched and that’s been followed up by the WindPad 110W. The major difference between the 100W and 110W tablet PCs is that for the 110W MSI has gone with an AMD Fusion APU instead of an Intel Atom like they did with the 100W.

The 110W is offered in Wi-Fi only configurations but 3G models are around as well. In Europe both the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+3G models are available now for the first time. According to TCMagazine the Wi-Fi only model will set buyers back €529, the pricing for the 3G model in Europe isn’t mentioned but expect to pay a bit more than €529 for it.

What’s included in the MSI WindPad 110W tablet PC? Mainly the 110W features the following:

  • AMD Z-Series APU Processors
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
  • 10.1-inch 1280×800 wide-view, multi-point touch screen with IPS
  • AMD Radeon HD 6250 Discrete-Class Graphics
  • 4GB DDR3 memory with 32GB SSD storage capacity
  • TPM embedded security chip and MSI’s EasyFace biometric software
  • Multiple control navigation with MSI’s exclusive Smart Tracker
  • Easy access to frequently used functions and software with exclusive O-Easy interface
  • SRS Sound offers enhanced acoustic experience

According to customer reviews for the 110W the tablet PC is a good buy for Windows fans looking for a tablet. The only concerns are things all Windows tablets suffer from at the moment; the battery life isn’t amazing (about 4 hours), the air vents need to be unobstructed because they do blow out hot air, built-in storage space is limited (only a 32GB SSD for the 110W), there is pre-installed software that could be considered bloatware, no recovery disk is shipped with the 110W (this could be a problem that doesn’t affect all Windows tablet PCs).

The MSI WindPad 110W isn’t perfect but no tablet really is perfect at this time, even the Android and iOS offerings have shortcomings. However looking into the future Windows 8 should help companies like MSI make tablet PC’s that are closer to perfection.

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