If ultrabooks have been the primary theme of Computex 2012, then all-in-one PCs are shortly behind, and MSI has joined the fray with the Wind Top AE2712. Fronted by a 27-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD touchscreen supporting 10-point multitouch, the AE2712 uses Intel's Ivy Bridge Core processors paired with a 1TB hard-drive.
MSI has finally came out and officially unveiled the pricing and pre-order information for their dual-core Windows 7 tablet known as the Windpad 110w. In case you forgot the specs include a 10" display with a 1280x800 resolution, 4GB of fast DDR3 RAM. Onboard you have a 32GB SSD hard drive, as well as HDMI, two full-size USB ports and all this is powered by Windows 7 and AMD's new dual-core Z-Series processor.
MSI doesn't just have new notebooks and a stonkingly fast video card for Computex; the company has also brought a new range of Wind Box compact desktops. The MSI Wind Box DC100 we've already seen at CeBIT, but the Wind Box DC540 and Hetis H61 - offering a choice of AMD or Intel Core processors, depending on model, as well as up to 1080p Full HD video output - are both new.
It's not just ASUS, Gigabyte and ViewSonic talking tablets at Computex 2011; MSI has also brought along some slates from its updated WindPad range. The MSI WindPad 110W and WindPad 100A run Windows 7 and Android respectively, both having 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 IPS displays. The WindPad 110W gets an AMD Brazos CPU with Radeon HD 6250 graphics to call its own, while the WindPad 100A uses an ARM Cortex A9 dual-core, which we're guessing is the Tegra 2.
MSI is readying a tablet PC running AMD's dual-core C-50 APU, according to sources in Taipei, with the Windows 7 based slate expected to make its debut at CeBIT 2011 early next month. According to DigiTimes' sources, the MSI WindPad 110W will pair the Brazos processor and integrated Radeon HD 6310 graphics with a 32GB SSD. Meanwhile, there's also talk of an MSI Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, also expected to show up for the first time.
MSI has unveiled three new Wind Top all-in-one desktop PCs at CES 2011 today, the Intel Sandy Bridge based Wind Top AE2210 and AE2410, and the AMD Brazos based Wind Top AE2050. All three feature 16:9 aspect multi-touch touchscreens - 22-inches on the AE2210, 24-inches on the AE2410, and 20-inches on the AE2050 - together with USB 3.0 ports for high-speed connectivity.
Last we heard, MSI was focusing on Android slates rather than its WindPad U100W Windows 7 based tablet, but it seems the 10-inch device is still headed to CES 2011 next week. NetbookNews grabbed some pre-show hands-on playtime with the U100W, which runs Intel's Atom Silverthorne Z530 processor and has a 32GB SSD.
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ASUS may have been content to tease details of its Eee Pad EP121 tablet, but other sources aren't quite so restrained. According to DigiTimes, the ASUS EP121 is targeted at enterprise customers - hence the content creation focus and Windows 7 - while two $499 to $599 10-inch Eee Pads will take on the consumer side from March 2011. One will run Windows 7 on Intel Oak Trail chips, while the other will run Android on NVIDIa's Tegra 2. ASUS won't be the only ones with a tablet presence, either; ECS and MSI are also tipped to be bringing slates to the show.
MSI has become the latest company to hold off on Windows 7 tablet plans, freezing the launch of its WindPad U100 until sometime in mid-2011 at the earliest. According to DigiTimes, MSI has announced it will instead launch an Android 3.0 Gingerbread slate by the end of March 2011, with a sub-$500 price tag and HDMI connectivity.