MSI Windows 7, Android Tablets Appearing in June
Expect to see MSI's tablets during Computex in june.
Engadget reports that MSI is dipping its foot in the tablet pool with the release pf its Android and Windows 7 touchscreen devices. Although specific details were not provided, the company said that they will come in 8.9-inch and 10-inch version, and will ship sometime in Q3 2010. However, consumers should expect to see their official unveiling in a few months during Computex 2010.
Liliputing elaborates, reporting that the Android version will use Nvidia's Tegra 2 platofrm which combines ARM's low-powered processor with Nvidia's GPU to provide both graphics acceleration and HD video. The Windows 7 version will use an Intel Atom processor.
As for the cool, dual-screen tablet we saw at CES 2010 back in January, that device has seen a few setbacks. Apparently MSI encountered a snag in its design, resulting in a major battery drain. "The two screens are a major drain on the battery, and even with a higher density battery and the Menlow CPU we are only getting three hours," said MSI's Andy Tung.
The dual-screen device should see a Q4 2010 release, although that date is not officially set in stone.