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MSI WindPad 110W Tablet Review + Windows 8 Impressions

Although you may not realize it, there exists a third competitor in the tablet OS market: Microsoft. The WindPad 110W is powered by the 40nm AMD Z-01 dual-core Fusion APU, which is specifically built for tablet computers and features a thermal design power rating of only 5.9 watts.

Let's proceed to analyze the WindPad 110W's finer details, along with impressions after installing Windows 8's Developer Preview on the tablet...

MSI readies Wind Box DC100 HTPC with AMD E-450

While Asrock's second-gen Vision 3D home theater machine combines the general processing power of Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture and the graphics muscle of Nvidia's discrete GeForce family, MSI has taken a more consolidated approach by leveraging the latest silicon from…

MSI X-Slim X460 Notebook Review

MSI recently expanded its ultraportable offerings with the addition of two last generation X-Slim notebooks. Although they're designed to be lightweight and compact, the X460 notebooks also strive to be powerful, courtesy of Intel's Sandy Bridge processors.

While ultraportable laptops generally carry a 12 to 13" display, MSI says the X460 strikes a fine balance between mobility and performance using a 14" LED backlit screen and Intel's Core i7-2630QM quad-core chip.

MSI gets fixed Cougar Point chipsets, replacements incoming

As expected, motherboard manufacturers have begun receiving the newly fixed version of Intel's Cougar Point chipset and will soon start shipping their products to retailers. Among them, MSI appears to be one of the first to get the new B3-stepping…

MSI launches new Sandy Bridge powered laptops

MSI has introduced four new additions to its high performance F series notebook lineup that includes the 15.6-inch FX620/FR620 and 17.3-inch FX720/FR720. The Sandy Bridge systems were first displayed at CES earlier this month featuring Intel's second-generation Core i5 CPU,…

MSI intros AMD Fusion-powered HTPC motherboard

If you've been itching to building a Fusion-based HTPC, the wait is nearly over. First shown during CES, MSI officially greeted its AMD Brazos-powered E350IA-E45 Mini-ITX motherboard with a press release earlier this week. The board will come with AMD's…

MSI to pair Big Bang boards with Bigfoot gaming NIC?

MSI has just revealed that they will be hosting a press event at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show were they’ll be sharing the stage with Bigfoot Networks. The latter is responsible for creating the Killer NIC card, a dedicated gaming…

MSI preps 11.6" Wind 270 with 1.6GHz AMD Zacate chip

MSI has joined the pre-CES festivities, showing off some hardware at a press gathering in Taipei. Netbooknews attended the event and recorded a hands-on session with the company's upcoming Wind U270 netbook. The 11.6-inch system carries a 1366x768 display and…

MSI announces fanless Atom-based SFF motherboard

MSI has unveiled a new Atom-based small form factor motherboard that touts a fanless design. The I3-945GSE-D requires absolutely no fans to operate comfortably, making it an ideal solution for use in custom enclosures and embedded applications. Since the board…

MSI intros budget-conscious WindTop AC1900 all-in-one

MSI's Classic series has expanded today with the introduction of its WindTop AC1900. Dubbed the 'all-in-one for everyone', the new machine is aimed at budget-minded folks looking for a no frills desktop solution -- and that's precisely what the AC1900…

MSI announces FX600MX multimedia notebook

MSI has continued to bombard the market with multimedia notebooks, adding another machine to its F series. The FX600MX sports a 15.6-inch LED-backlit screen with a default resolution of 1366x768, which is upgradeable to 1920x1080 -- something media buffs will…

MSI adds GT663 gaming notebook with GTX 460M

MSI is the latest system builder to announce a gaming notebook with Nvidia's recently launched GeForce GTX 460M. The 15.6-inch GT663 sports a 720p or 1080p display resolution and boastfully carries "Intel's most advanced Core i7 quad core processor." An…

MSI intros Phenom II-powered FX610 notebook

If you're tired of seeing notebooks with Intel chips, then feast your eyes on MSI's new Phenom-powered FX610. The 15.6-inch laptop sports AMD's Vision Ultimate platform, complete with a triple-core Phenom II processor and a 1GB Radeon HD 5470. Two…