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MSI WindPad U100W Video Preview – Windows 7 Tablet

Next week we will undoubtedly be overwhelmed by lots of new tablet offerings at CES 2011, we have recently seen a video preview showing off one of these devices, this is the MSI WindPad U100W and I must say it probably won’t “blow” you away.

To be honest with you I have not yet been impressed by a Windows 7 tablet, therefore I was not to hopeful when I watched the 4 minute video preview, we have embedded the video at the end of this post, the first thing you will notice is that it is not as thin and as light as other tablets currently available.

Firstly the video gives you a quick look at the design, here you see a headset jack, HDMI-out, a 4-in-one cardreader, a SIM card slot for 3G connectivity, a USB 2.0 port, built-in stereo speakers, a front-facing camera, a rear-facing camera and buttons for WiFi, Bluetooth, volume control and camera control.

In terms of specifications we do not have a complete breakdown, however there is a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen display which supports multitouch gestures, a 32GB SSD and an Intel Atom Silverthorne Z530 processor.

Sadly the WindPad U100W shown in the video does not feature MSI’s Wind Touch UI, without it the U100W’s Windows 7’s interface restricts the tablet’s usability, mainly because W7 is not designed to be a touch only OS, which means there are small buttons which can be extremely fiddly to touch.

It will be interesting to see whether Wind Touch UI can rescue what many believe to be another doomed Windows 7 tablet, I wouldn’t hold my breath…

Check out the video below, will you buy this tablet? If not, what puts you off?

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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