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Old May 19, 2010, 02:58 PM
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Default MSI Atom Tablets Spotted at Electronics Event

Two new tablets from MSI that debuted as prototypes during CES, have received updated specs and been confirmed for release at the Digital Consumer Channel event held in the United Arab Emirates. The first is a single-screen 9.7" model reported to run Windows 7. No specifications are available at this time, but attendees at the event noticed a Micro... [ Read full article ]

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Old May 19, 2010, 07:43 PM
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Will it kill the iPad? I don't know, too early to tell, but I sure as hell hope so. Why the iPad is so popular (besides that it's by Apple, which inherently gives it a leg up) is beyond me since it doesn't really offer any functionality beyond that of an iPhone other than being bigger.
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That looks like it might be cool. Gotta follow this.
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very nice. probably cheaper than apple's .

the book thing on the second one? priceless
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I can't see it killing the iPad.. Maybe 3%. How many mainstream consumers have even heard of MSI?
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if/when it goes viral? whohoo
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Old May 19, 2010, 10:26 PM
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that second screen it gonna be very interesting to see how it preforms as a keyboard. I wonder if they will use the win 7 built in onscreen keyboard.
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This looks much cooler but only because of the hardware. If the software isn't good than it doesn't matter what hardware you have. The reason why the iPad is doing so well is partly due to the software. Especially if you are American. If I lived in the states and was single I would rather have the iPad and watch t.v. on there than pay for cable t.v. The iPad is also much more functional than most people think. Many people are not bringing their laptops with them and are using the iPad instead. It is a great device.
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meh, put linux on there and rock and roll baby!
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I love Windows 7 but no tablet using it is going to be a ipad killer, maybe if it was running Web OS, Android or something similar it would have a chance.
I've had to use tablet PC's at work for years and they've all sucked.
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