MSI S100 3-in-1 tablet unveiled with Bay Trail, Windows 8.1

Brittany A. Roston - Aug 8, 2014, 10:53pm CDT
MSI S100 3-in-1 tablet unveiled with Bay Trail, Windows 8.1

MSI has introduced a new Windows tablet, the MSI S100, and with it comes pretty decent specifications. The 10-inch slate runs Windows 8.1 and features an Intel Bay Trail processor, coming bundled with accessories to give it a laptop style.

The S100 features a 10-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800, something joined by two 2-megapixel cameras on the front and back. MSI is calling the system a “3-in-1”, offering both a sleeve and keyboard bundled with the slate.

Under the hood lies an Intel Bay Trail-T quad-core 1.33GHz processor alongside 2GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage (there’s a microSD slot for expansion, as well). As mentioned, the system runs Windows 8.1, and boasts 10 hours of battery life on a charge.

Connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11b/g/n. Rounding out the specs is a mini HDMI port, a standard audio jack, a gravity acceleration sensor, Intel HD Graphics, and “soul-shaking 3D surround sound.” Availability and pricing haven’t been detailed.

VIA: Liliputing

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3 Responses to MSI S100 3-in-1 tablet unveiled with Bay Trail, Windows 8.1

  1. The baytrail processor is awesome. I recently traded my Toshiba Encore in for a supposedly more powerful acer W700 with core i5 and it performs terribly compared to the baytrail chip in my Encore. Worse in every way, but graphics.

    Now if only intel would release a new atom processor with better gpu and a competent company would release it in an 8″ form factor, I would be super happy.

    Dont get me wrong, the baytrail is adequate graphics and down right impressive for a low powered machine with no active cooling, but if they could make it just 25% better, it would be a great improvement.

      • Specifically, early 2015 keep an eye out for Cherry Trail Tablets…

        Late 2014 may see some release but only the value edition model that has half the GPU performance as the full end model they’ll release in early 2015…

        Braswell may also get a bump but only Cherry Trail is intended for high end tablets with up to 16EU’s, compared to Bay Trail’s 4… along with the bump up to Gen 8 GPU… while Bay Trail is Gen 7…

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