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Apple iPad

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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HP touchsmart
By Da W on 5/31/2010 2:16:08 PM , Rating: 2
I already bought an HP touchsmart tablet PC a year ago. Every body at the office was curious about it. Great to write notes with OneNote and the stylus, fast enough to build big excel databases, i can even sit on the couch and play a full game of civilization 4 on the touch screen with it. Can be hooked to my TV and be used to watch shows on the internet like the upcoming google TV or just like a general HTPC, or i can stream recorded shows from my desktop in the other room. When i throw a party my guests can browse through my music in Windows Media Center with the touch screen which is actually pretty cool. And the touch screen is good enough to read the news on the internet during breakfast.

So what's the problem with windows 7 on a tablet?
And why is the ipad so supperior? Battery life? Gimme a break!




RE: HP touchsmart
By damianrobertjones on 5/31/2010 2:58:56 PM , Rating: 2
Yep, I feel the same way. I've used plenty of Tablets from the HP TC1100 forward and simply DO NOT understand where people start screaming that windows isn't great for touch. Baffles me?

Not many have used Tablets over the years yet there seems to be PLENTY of experts all of a sudden.

..I think people are just reading and repeating without trying.


RE: HP touchsmart
By kmmatney on 6/1/10, Rating: 0
"Folks that want porn can buy an Android phone." -- Steve Jobs














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