MSI WindPad SeriesProcessor: AMD Z-Series Z-01, Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 10 inch, 10.1 inch
Weight: 0.8kg, 0.9kg
Price: 700 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: - %
MSI WindPad 100W
SpecificationsNotebook: MSI WindPad 100W
Processor: Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage MSI notebook section WindPad 100W (Model)
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Source: Trusted Reviews
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
SpecificationsNotebook: MSI WindPad 110W
Processor: AMD Z-Series Z-01
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6250
Display: 10 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Price: 700 euro
Links: MSI homepage MSI notebook section WindPad 110W (Model)
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
CommentMSI: 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 is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).
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:
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for small tablets.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
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.