We first saw the MSI Primo 81 during Computex 2013 last June. This entry-level tablet takes on the iPad Mini design and form factor with Android Jellybean.
During the time we saw it at the MSI press launch, the build quality is very good and almost the same as the aluminum-clad iPad Mini.
Here’s the complete hardware specification we got from MSI that time, including the update to Jellybean.
MSI Primo 81 specs:
7.85-inch IPS LCD display @ 1024×768 pixels
Allwinner A31s 1.0GHz quad-core processor
PowreVR SGX544MP2 Graphics
16GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD card
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Micro-USB with OTG (On-The-Go) Support
3MP rear camera
0.3MP front-facing camera
Li-Ion 3500mAh battery
Android 4.2 Jellybean
200.2 x 135 x 7.82mm (dimensions)
323 grams (weight)
We’re just not sure how that quad-core Allwinner processor will fare. Perhaps they’re as good as the quad-core from Mediatek. We spotted this one being sold at Villman for just Php8,994.