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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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By damianrobertjones on 5/31/2010 3:09:57 PM , Rating: 5
Just.. stop it.

Forget Google and the fifty seven versions of Android.
Forget Apple and their stupid adverts and locked devices
Forget previous versions of Windows
Forget what you've read and please try not to repeat

Is Windows 7 good for Touch? Is it? Have 'YOU' tried to use windows as a touch device?

I have and so have many people. Before the iPad, the vast majority of the world couldn't care less about Tablets/laptops with touch or stylus as it remained in the dark. Microsoft, however, have always been interested in Stylus drive, touch based screens.

I've used over 16 damn devices and although previous versions were not 'great' with Touch, Windows 7 is absolutely miles ahead. I've said it again and again, increase the DPI to 125%, learn the gestures and setup the darn touch 'right click' options and you're ready to go.

Last week an Acer 1820ptz arrived at work and after slapping in a Crucial 64Gb SSD drive and configuring, I can literally whizz around the web and the machine 'only' using my fingers. The floating keyboard is there for quick typing on pages and the static keyboard, re-sized along the bottom is perfect for those longer posts...

By the way, I've just typed all of this using Touch, on Windows 7, with a machine that costs the same as the top end iPad.


By robinthakur on 6/2/2010 10:07:45 AM , Rating: 2
I think your posts are the most persuasive Windows 7 touch marketing I've encountered so far, and that says a lot. Microsoft really need to SHOW people what they can do with it, otherwise how do they expect them to know? I have likewise been fascinated by tablets through the years, bbut always found them a let-down to use (including the most recent ones running W7)

The only thing about the Acer device is that its not got a great design and so is unlikely to sell to the same people in the market for an iPad. Also, have you used Android on a tablet to be able to compare the two? iPad? Were they easier to work out how to use than the Windows 7 pc? I suspect the answer is yes to both questions, and this should be the first question for most people, beyond "Can I run Photoshop on it or the Silverlight app" I just designed. Bottom line is that if the device does everything you want it to do then good for you :)

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