MSI WindPad 100W

Specifications

MSI WindPad 100WNotebook: MSI WindPad 100W (WindPad Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.8kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 60%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI WindPad 100W

50% MSI WindPad 100W review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
In terms of specifications and connectivity the MSI WindPad 100W actually offers reasonable value. It's just a pity that it's all contained in one of the least attractive tablet chassis we've come across, with a look and feel that's more reminiscent of a device costing £100 than one that will set you back nearly half a grand. Since it also shows off its capabilities on one of the worst screens we've seen, there's little reason to pick this tablet over alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% performance: 60% features: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 50%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500: Integrated (onboard) graphics chip on the UL11L, US15L, and US15W chipsets with a licensed PowerVR SGX core. DirectX 10.1 support but because of low clock rates (100-200 MHz UL11L - US15) and only 4 shaders not suited for 3D games. The integrated video decoder accelerates the playback of HD videos (MPEG2, VC-1, AVC).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Z530:

Power saving version of the Atom N270 with additional Virtualization Support and more power saving techniques. The performance is equal to the N270 and therefore only suited for basic tasks.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.8 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI reviews


50%: This average evaluation is exceptionally bad. There exist hardly any laptops, which are rated so negative.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Viliv S10
Atom Z530, 1.2 kg
» Dell Inspiron Mini 10s
Atom Z520, 1.7 kg
» Nokia Booklet 3G
Atom Z530, 1.233 kg
» Dell Inspiron Mini 10
Atom Z530, 1.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Sony Vaio VGN-P35GK/W
Atom Z550, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E/D
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1R/B
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.61 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP111KX/G
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP11S1R/G
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.65 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP115KG
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Yukyung Viliv N5
Atom Z520, 4.8", 0.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP113KX
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
» Archos 9
Atom Z510, 8.9", 0.8 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1201HA
Atom Z520, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P31ZK
Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.7 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook UH900
Atom Z530, 5.6", 0.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X113KGB
Atom Z540, 11.1", 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X11Z1E/X
Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X115KX/N
Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P13GH/Q
Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.62 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-X11S1E/B
Atom Z540, 11.1", 0.76 kg
» Yukyung Viliv S7
Atom Z520, 7", 1 kg
» Sony Vaio X
Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.761 kg
» Advent Altro
Celeron M 723, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Benq Joybook Lite U121 Eco
Atom Z520, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1101HA
Atom Z520, 11.6", 1.35 kg
» MSI Wind U115
Atom Z530, 10.2", 1.31 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/Q
Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)