MSI Releasing Single Screen Tablets in Q3, Dual Screen Before End of 2010

Looking for an iPad alternative? MSI will be debuting a line of Android and Windows 7 tablets in 8.9 and 10-inch sizes at Taiwan’s Computex show in June. While these tablets sound very interesting, they aren’t the dual screen model we saw at CES this year (pictured above).

According to Engadget’s Joanna Stern, who spoke with MSI VP of Sales Andy Tung, the dual screen tablet is set for a Q4 release as the company works on ways to extend its battery life. This timeline is consistent with Tung told us when we met with him at CES.

Dual-screen or single, we’re excited to see what MSI has to offer in the tablet space. The right Android or Windows 7 tablet could offer features that the iPad lacks, like Flash support, USB ports, front facing cameras, or a whole world of apps you won’t see in the Apple App Store.

One feature we’re very curious about is haptic feedback. The dual screen tablet we saw at CES had a virtual keyboard with an adjustable level of feedback that reminded us of the buttons on an Android phone. Will these new tablets offer haptics, something the iPhone and iPad lack? It’s going to be an interesting Computex show.

via Engadget

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The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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