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Despite going on sale last autumn, we've only just got our hands on the WindPad 110W. Running Windows 7, the WindPad takes a simple approach to running Microsoft's desktop OS. Without a stylus--although one is available as an optional extra--and no dock to speak of in the packaging, it stands out from other products like the Samsung Slate PC, which also tries to straddle the divide between tablets and laptops. It seems that the WindPad is aiming to be a tablet, rather than a hybrid. It has a 1 GHz dual-core processor from AMD, the Brazos Z-01, and 2 GB of RAM. An SSD drive gives you 32 GB of storage, and the multi-touch IPS display has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. MSI has been generous with inputs and outputs, including a USB 2.0 port for adding an external hard drive, keyboard, mouse, hub or anything else you'd like. The manufacturer has also made room for a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a mini HDMI output, an SD card slot and a SIM card slot too. That's right, the WindPad has 3G. Finally, there's also a proprietary connector, for charging and using the dock.
Tablet computers are all the rage right now and everyone wants in on the action. Although it might feel like there are endless options for the consumer, most of the devices are more similar than they are different, especially in terms of software. While iOS is limited to Apple's products, Google's Android can be found on just about all other mobile devices -- tablets or smartphones. Although you may not realize it, there exists a third competitor in the tablet OS market: Microsoft. Over half a dozen manufacturers offer Windows 7 tablets, including the ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro, Acer Iconia Tab W500, Fujitsu Stylisitic Q550, HP Slate 500, EXOPC Slate, Asus Eee Slate EP121, Motion Computing CL900 and of course, the MSI WindPad 110W. With so many Windows slates in production, why don't you hear about them more? Like pre-Honeycomb Android builds, Windows 7 simply wasn't developed for tablets. Android 2.x was meant for smartphones that have smaller screens, so the software didn't scale up properly.