msi.jpg MSIs new tablets and notebooks set for Computex unveiling

It looks like MSI is spending more and more resources on its mobile products and apparently we can look forward to MSI's first Android tablet at Computex, alongside an AMD Brazos powered tablet and several new notebooks. The first of MSI's new notebook products have already been announced, including the upgraded FX series, the new CR/CX640 series and the recently announced GT780, but this is apparently only the tip of the iceberg so to speak.

It looks like MSI is spending more and more resources on its mobile products and apparently we can look forward to MSI's first Android tablet at Computex, alongside an AMD Brazos powered tablet and several new notebooks. The first of MSI's new notebook products have already been announced, including the upgraded FX series, the new CR/CX640 series and the recently announced GT780, but this is apparently only the tip of the iceberg so to speak.

Digitimes is reporting that MSI will be announcing the WindPad 100A which will be a Tegra 2 powered Android tablet. It's not clear as to which version of the OS the WindPad 100A will get though, as supposedly MSI is having some compatibility issues with Android 3.0 and might launch it with Android 2.3 instead.

The AMD Brazos model will be known as the WindPad 110W (following the Atom powered 100W) and will sadly be running Windows 7 as MSI is for some reason targeting enterprise users. With an estimated retail price of around NT$20,000 (S$865) we can't exactly see it being a roaring success, especially as Acer's Iconia W500 Brazos powered tablet with supplied keyboard dock is currently retailing for US$599.95 (S$744) in the US which is a fair bit cheaper than what MSI is planning to sell the WindPad 110W for.

On the notebook side of things we can expect a new gaming notebook called the GT683 which should be a 15-inch model and a new C-series model called the CX480 which we presume is a 14-inch version of the 15-inch CX640. MSI's X-series is also getting a new addition in the shape of the X460 which again should be a 14-inch notebook, but as the X-series is MSI's thin and light models; this should be a pretty lightweight machine.

MSI is also said to be losing interest in netbooks due to declining demand and is refocusing on its notebook products as the company is expecting a 10 to 15 percent growth in notebook shipments this year, not taking tablets into account.

Source: Digitimes