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MSI unveils the Primo 81 tablet

MSI Primo 81 Android Jelly Bean tablet
MSI Primo 81 Android Jelly Bean tablet
The 7.85-inch tablet uses a quad-core Allwinner A31s processor and comes preloaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

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After being previewed a few months ago, the MSI Primo 81 tablet is now official. This new tablet from MSI uses exactly the same IPS display manufactured by LG as Apple's iPad Mini, but the other specs are completely different.

The new mid-range tablet from MSI has a pearl-white finish and a metal back that give it an attractive appearance. This is what the Primo 81 has under the hood:

  • Processor: quad-core Allwinner A31s at 1 GHz with dual-core PowerVR SGX544MP2 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB of RAM; 16 GB of ROM and microSD slot
  • Display: 7.85-inch IPS capacitive multitouch with 1,024X768 pixels
  • Cameras: 0.3 MP front, 2 MP back
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, micro HDMI, micro USB with OTG support
  • Audio: 0.5 W speaker, 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Sensor: G-Sensor
  • Operating system: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Battery: 3,500 mAh
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.75 lbs; 7.87X5.31X0.31 inches

The specs above may change until the slate becomes available on retail shelves in November. Pricing is not known yet, so we should hear more about the MSI Primo 81 in the coming month.

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Codrut Nistor, 2013-09-27 (Update: 2013-09-27)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.