MSI Windows webpad goes on sale
How much would you pay for a 10in tablet running Windows 7 Home Premium? Whatever your answer, you could still be asked to pay as much as £650 for MSI's WindPad 100, which is just such a gadget.
To be fair, retailer Simply Electronics will actually lighten your wallet by only £500, claiming that the £150 difference is a discount it's knocking off the £650 retail price.
Still, even at £500, the tablet - spotted in the retail channel by website Hexus - is expensive given it's essentially just a netbook minus a keyboard.
The display is a netbook-standard 10.1in, 1024 x 600. It has 2GB of DDR 2 memory. The CPU is listed as an "Intel Mobile Processor" - an Atom, we suspect. But it does have a 32GB and doesn't come with Windows 7 Starter. It has a mini HDMI port.
Simply's website says it has units in stock. ®
"essentially just a netbook minus a keyboard"?
But still more powerful and OPEN than apple's shitepad. I can run whatever Windows software I like on this. Not just limited to the apps that Jobs allows me to use. Also running a "full" OS, not just a limited mobile phone OS!
Get MSE, it's free.
£500 doesn't seem half bad to me. It's hardly a netBook minus keybpoard, they also had to fit in a 10" touchpad screen.
I wonder, how does W7 cope with supplying a virtual keyboard? Is it a built-in option of the OS?
Any chance of a proper review rather than a rather tired attempt at a joke?
Even NT 3.51 had a not very good Virtual keyboard. I tested the NT 4.0 one with a wacom tablet.
I'd imagine Win7 has one.
I'd rather have netbook with either a slide up screen that covers keyboard, or one where keyboard swivels underneath. The keyboard/tablets with swivel in middle + hinge are fiddly, wobbly and fragile.
By time you add weight of decent screen and batteries, the keyboard isn't much extra weight.