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MSI Wind-Pad
Steve Jobs boasts of 2 million iPads sold

Apple's iPad continues to snare new customers to around the world. Apple was happy to announce earlier in May that it sold over one million iPads in less than a month. Today, thanks to the international launch of the "magical" device, sales have surpassed the two million mark.

This past weekend saw the iPad launch in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Some stores even had customers lining up for hours to get their hands on the device. And as always, Apple CEO Steve Jobs was more than happy to gloat about his company's latest creation.

“Customers around the world are experiencing the magic of iPad, and seem to be loving it as much as we do,” said Jobs. “We appreciate their patience, and are working hard to build enough iPads for everyone.”

In other tablet news, Computex 2010 appears to be shaping up to be a showcase for iPad competitors. Earlier today, we told you about two new tablets from ASUS.

MSI is also getting in on the action with the 10" Wind-Pad. The device features a 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 32GB SSD. The device runs Windows 7 Home Premium with a custom touch-focused UI running on top. Other features include USB and HDMI ports, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a 3G wireless radio.

According to MSI, the device weighs 1.78 pounds and can operate for up to 8 hours on a charge.

MSI expects to make the Wind-Pad available later this year at a price of around $500.

Updated 5/31/2010 @ 11:48 am

OCW has some additional info on the MSI Wind-Pad. The device features a 1.3MP webcam, a GPS receiver, accelerometer, and a host of MSI-specific software to take advantage of the multi-touch screen.

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RE: Running Windows 7? No thanks
By StevoLincolnite on 5/31/2010 1:58:53 PM , Rating: 2
Poorly. And that is due to Intel.

Atom runs Windows 7 perfectly fine, not poorly at all, it's responsive and fast, most of the time it runs "Poorly" because of a slow HDD or not enough RAM to keep it happy (Or both!). - Remember, the Atom isn't a Core i7, it's not designed to run Crysis.

That's basing it off my experience running Windows 7 on:

Atom 330 1.6ghz Dual Core.
2gb of ram.
PCI Radeon 4350.
500gb Western Digital Caviar Black.

All at a 1920x1080 resolution.

RE: Running Windows 7? No thanks
By Constable odo on 5/31/2010 4:34:50 PM , Rating: 1
I'm sure most consumers will say "No thanks" to a Windows 7 tablet. They just don't want the complexity and bloat. The consumers will vote with their wallets and we'll see how many consumers are clamoring for a Windows 7 tablet six months from now.

By damianrobertjones on 5/31/2010 5:23:45 PM , Rating: 2
You are right, Win7 tablets won't sell at all, like the previous models didn't and thats not due to Windows 7. This time it will be due to people repeating what they;ve read instead of trying the devices.

Apple sold a million the moment they caught the younger gen and the tech pages started going on and on and on and on.

Either way, the iPad is a great product and so will the WIn7 tablets be great products.

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