MSI WindPad Series

MSI WindPad 110WProcessor: AMD Z-Series Z-01, Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 10.0 inch, 10.1 inch
Weight: 0.8kg, 0.9kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 60%, features: 70%, display: - %
mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %

 

MSI WindPad 100W

Specifications

MSI WindPad 100WNotebook: MSI WindPad 100W
Processor: Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 0.8kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 WindPad 100W (Model)

Average Score: 50% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

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%

 

MSI WindPad 110W

Specifications

MSI WindPad 110WNotebook: MSI WindPad 110W
Processor: AMD Z-Series Z-01
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250
Display: 10.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.9kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 WindPad 110W (Model)

 

MSI WindPad 110W Tablet + Windows 8 Review
Source: Techspot English
Having used the MSI WindPad 110W, I can understand why Windows 7 tablets have gotten a bad rap. The operating system is admittedly more clumsy to use with touch controls than Android Honeycomb or iOS, but I believe some of the hostility might be unjustified. I found the device much easier to use after increasing the DPI and icon size. The WindPad does have a few drawbacks, including its limited battery life, plastic housing and bulky design. Despite those shortcomings, I enjoyed using the device -- perhaps more than the Asus Eee Transformer due to the aforementioned productivity reasons. The Eee Pad Transformer remains an attractive budget option at $400 nonetheless.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2011

 

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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.

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

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).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

AMD Radeon HD 6250: Integrated graphics card in the Ontario netbook processors (e.g. C-50 and C-30) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.

» 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.

AMD Z-Series:

Z-01:

Tablet version of the AMD C-50 netbook dual-core processor that features a lower TDP than the C-50.


10.0: 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.

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.

0.9 kg:


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

» Fujitsu Stylistic Q572 Q5720M30A1DE
Z-Series Z-60, 10.1", 0.775 kg
» Asus K53U-SX071V
C-Series C-50, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L775D-S7340
A-Series A6-3400M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire One 722-C58KK
C-Series C-60, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1015BX
C-Series C-30, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire One 722-BZ480
C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One 722-BZ454
C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One 722-BZ608
C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Lenovo E125-303522U
C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.35 kg
» Toshiba NB550D-106
C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1015B-WIO185
C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1015B-MU17
C-Series C-30, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB550D-109
C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire One 722-C52kk
C-Series C-50, 11.6", 1.358 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1015B
C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK017M
C-Series C-50, 12.1", 1.5 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab W500
C-Series C-50, 10.1", 0.97 kg
» Acer Aspire One 522-BZ897
C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One 522-C58kk
C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB550D-10G
C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire One 522
C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.17 kg
» Toshiba NB550D-105
C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB550D-10H
C-Series C-50, 10.1", 1.27 kg
» Toshiba NB550D
C-Series C-30, 10.1", 1.3 kg

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» MSI GS70 2PE-421UK
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» MSI GS70-2PEi71631
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» MSI GS60 2PE-286UK
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» MSI S12 3M-027XPL
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» MSI GX60-3CC87FD
Radeon R9 M290X, A-Series A10-5750M, 15.6", 3.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-10- 5 (Update: 2012-07-18)