PC makers MSI hasn’t officially launched the WindPad 100W tablet in the US yet. But the folks at Simply Electronics are selling the 10 inch Windows tablet anyway. That’s because the retailer sources its products from the US, Europe and Asia, so it sometimes offers devices that aren’t otherwise available in the US yet. Unfortunately you’ll have to pay for the privilege of being the first one on your block with a WindPad 100W. The tablet is selling for $709.95. At least delivery is free.
The WindPad 100W has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive multitouch display and a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor. The computer comes with 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 32GB solid state disk and Windows 7 Home Premium.
There are two cameras, one on the front and another on the back, a G-sensor, ambient light sensor, and an HDMI output as well as an SD card reader and USB 2.0 port. The tablet measures 10.8″ x 6.8″ x 0.7″ and weighs 1.8 pounds.
I got a chance to see the WindPad 100W at CES earlier this month, and while it didn’t exactly blow me away, it appeared to have reasonably good build quality and a fully functional user interface — which is more than I can say for the WindPad 100A Android tablet prototype MSI was demonstrating.