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MSI WindPad W100 in the flesh!




So we got our hands on the new MSI WindPad W100, one of the very few Windows 7 based tablets. With traditional tablets of this kind, expect a combo of an Intel chip and Win7 to cater to a specific market or niche.


The WindPad W100 really looks and feels like a netbook cut into half, leaving out the keyboard. The device is a little thick on the side too, probably due to the limitations of the chip sizes.

MSI WindPad W100
10.1″ display @ 1024×768 pixels
Intel Menlow Processor Z530 @ 1.6GHz
2GB DDR2 RAM
32GB SSD
Windows 7 Home Premium
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Webcam
USB 2.0 port
SDHC Card Reader
Mini HDMI Port

There are actually two cameras here — one at the back and one in front. The mini HDMI port allows you to plug it to an external display like a TV or monitor. Interestingly, there’s a SIM card slot as well but I don’t know if there’s a modem installed inside or just an optional slot for future upgrade.

The MSI WindPad W100 is being sold at VillMan for a suggested retail price of Php29,995. Full review to come out next week.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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58 Responses

  1. Dan The Beast says:

    ang mahal naman ng mga tablets ngayon.

  2. Ben says:

    @dan: Almost 30k ang average prices ng tablets ngayon.

  3. GadgetsPH says:

    Mag-antay lang tayo ng mga ilang buwan. Magmumura din mga presyo nian. :D

  4. Dan The Beast says:

    @Ben: Oo nga eh. Pero kung ako papipiliin marami ng mas murang laptops na maganda ang specs. Maganda ngang tignan at portable ang tablets pero ewan ko lang. Ano naman gagawin ko sa tablet kung alam kong di naman wifi spot ang buong pinas? :D

  5. froilanG says:

    Yung mga tablet kaya ng acer darating kaya sa Pinas?

  6. ricardo isip says:

    mahal namn, yung ssd yata nagpamahal dyan…. i wonder… how is window 7 with just 32 gb ssd. can’t hardly wait for the full review..

  7. Benchmark33 says:

    Usually ang nagpapamahal sa tablets eh yung software and processor…plus kung solid state din yung drive…also the brand name.

    nung nalaman kong windows 7 home premium…nah, mahal talaga.

    Starter nga mahal na eh….

    Medyo weird lang minsan kasi dapat kung Android, medyo bababa ang price…eh yung iba, hinde eh.

    Hinde kaya monopoly na sila sa prices ng tablet? Hehehehe

  8. Angie says:

    I hope there’ll be an easy way to connect this to an Infocus projector, Yuga…

  9. Something. says:

    Don’t get me wrong, but, I just can’t find the reason why people still pick the iPad over these kinds of tablets. The iPad is, no offense, just an oversized iPod touch. Better buy the latter and you’ll get the same experience. (Well, except of course the bigger screen.)

    Anyway, I still prefer an android tablet over WP7 ones. I better buy a portable laptop with Windows 7 if I wanted it. :)

  10. Eason says:

    This is way better that the Redfox Wiztablet since the redfox is just an OEM brand, same as the Viewsonic tablet.

    So this has a better Brand Name and quality assurance for me. But still I’ll just wait for the Asus Tablets.

  11. rhyan p says:

    mahal naman,, pagbumaba na price ng mga tablets bibili na ko,,

    @ something, exactly, the bigger screen of the iPad provides entirely different user experience from using ipod touch.ie is terms of using productivity apps or games, it provides experience similar with using your pc’s screen

  12. rhyan q says:

    So it’s final lahat ng pc makers gumagawa na ng tablet, sila rin yun nag sabi noon na walang gagamit ng tablet kasi m ay netbook na, ang galing galing, pasalamat sila sa android. Android ang dahilan ng pag boom ng tablet

  13. seaman says:

    maganda yung tablets for lights automation controlled sa house and other appliance.

  14. Jhay says:

    MSI is known for its crappy products, not to mention the fools who buy their products. But I got to admit, they have really good graphics cards.

  15. paulkev09 says:

    in terms of specifications, the best tablet i’ve ever seen is the Asus Eee pad. it’s got a Intel Core i5 ULV processor, making it one of the most powerful and portable tablet in the market.

  16. marco says:

    msi produce graphic cards?

  17. marco says:

    I just googled it, they design/produce graphics cards indeed. – just to answer my own question xp.

  18. Nung una gusto ko bumili nung Ipad then yung HP. Peor naisip ko kung madali lang ba magtype. Kung hindi e keep ko na lang yung MSI wind 100 ko hehe.

  19. Proudpinoy says:

    Jhay, can you show at least ONE evidence or proof that made you say MSI IS KNOWN FOR ITS CRAPPY PRODUCTS?

  20. binaryboy says:

    i think jhay meant to say that some of msi’s products have poor to mediocre build quality. but their mobos and video cards are very powerful and durable.

  21. Pusang Tulog says:

    Yabang naman ng Jhay na yan! Punta ka dito sa akin magpapakita ako sa yo ng MSI product na hindi crappy. Tatlong taon na going strong pa rin. Tapos ipapakain ko sa yo brod, masyadong maangas yang bibig mong kumag ka!

    Baka ikaw lang ang nakakaknown na crappy ang MSI products. O baka naman personal grievances lang yan… Hhhhhmmmmm…

  22. Pusang Tulog says:

    Nga pala, iba yung “fool” sa “not well informed” kaya huwag ninyong paghaluin yung dalawa. Pag pinaghalo n’yo yan, kabilang na kayo sa “fools” na hindi marunong mag-isip ng tama…

    Gets mo Jhay?

  23. Jhay says:

    pusang tulog

    Hey pig when will you stop trolling this blog. Magcomment ka na lang sa pep.ph, kautak at ka grammar mo pa ang mga palengkera dun.

    Proof? Search “msi sucks” on google and u’ll see why

  24. csseyah says:

    Wow ganda ah! I think ok din yung Tablet ng RedFox…

  25. Medyo mahal nga itong tablet na to. Anyway beautiful naman ang porma at Windows 7 pa. But I will choose a laptop rather than a tablet.

  26. gg says:

    MSI products are not really that crappy as u guys might like to believe. They cater a different market, and their pricing is relatively way lower compared to other established OEMs. I got a laptop from MSI for 26K whose counterpart (read: exact specs) with ASUS is priced around 37K. Of course the hardware differences is freaking obvious, but it’s just right for its price.

    This tablet is a whole different story though.

  27. Erin says:

    @jhay: almost every product would have a ” sucks” result. swertihan din minsan. my MSI U100 netbook (first gen) is still going strong for the purpose it was bought and dual-boots between Windows and Ubuntu 10.10. :)

    to get back to the original post: this tablet is a bit too lacking and too late. Windows at its current incarnation is not suitable for tablets, plus it can drain the battery faster. Unless tablets can go w/o a charger for at least 6-8hrs then it kind of defeats the purpose of a mobile, mostly-on gadget.

    my opinion only, and I am still waiting for the dual-core versions to hit our shore. :D

  28. Arvee says:

    Di naman siguro crappy lahat. May mga classmates akong merong MSI CX series laptop and it can compare in par with my Asus KJ series. Yung Microstar series nga nila eh mas maganda pa sa Aspire One ng Acer.

    Yun nga lang, for me, sobrang premature pa ng mga windows platform talet, lalo na yung windows 7 mismo eh not yet optimized for touch screen experience. Isa pa yung price, siguro let time pass by at bababa din yan

  29. Pusang Tulog says:

    Jhay butuki na feeling pogi…

    Kahit ganyan lang yang grammar ko, ako ang taong magpapahiya sa kahambugan mong kumag ka! May papigpig ka pang nalalaman eh ikaw lang naman itong mukhang kaninong baboy ang kinakain dahil kaning baboy lang din ang laman ng utak mo…

    Kita mo naman, obvious na obvious na nagiisa ka lang sa pananaw mo at wala pang taong umaayon sa iyo.

    Uutusan mo pa akong magsearch eh ikaw itong may proposition na pangit ang MSI. Bobo ka talaga. Huwag mo kong paghanapin ng ebidensya! Ikaw ang maghanap ng ebidensyang papabor sa iyo bobo!

    Ang ebidensya ko eh itong ginagamit kong motherboard ng MSI sa desktop ko. 3 years na to at hindi pa rin pumapalpak. Kaya ayus ayusin mo pananalita mo.

    Oh, ulitin ko pa ha… BOBO!!!

    Kung di ka sana bastos sa pananalita mo eh di ka rin sana mababastos! Biruin mo ba namang tawagin mong fools yung mga bumibili ng MSI. Eh ni hindi mo nga alam na si Roilo Golez MSI ang biniling laptop sa shop namin dito sa SM Megamall. Punta ka sa mga internet shops at marami ka ring makikitang MSI ang ilang parts ng desktops nila.

    Sabagay, tingin ko nga sa gravatar mo malabo ang mata mo… Di katakatakang nabobo ka sa pananaw mo tungkol sa MSI…

  30. Pusang Tulog says:

    Tingnan mo yang ugali mo Jhay, pati palengkera ang baba ng tingin mo… Tsk tsk tsk…

    Kung ganyan din lang ang nangyayari sa mga grammarian, eh mas pipiliin ko nang maging hamak na palengkera kesa maging kagaya mo!

    Magkano ba kinikita mo sa isang buwan ha? may ipapakilala akong palengkera sa yo na Php200k ang kinikita isang buwan. Sa saging pa lang nya yun kinikita ha. Di pa kasama yung ibang prutas diyan… Tsaka MSI din ang motherboard nung ale na yun FYI… He he he…

    Aanhin ko yung pagiging grammarian ko kung mapangmata naman ako sa kapwa tao ko?

    Tsk… tsk… tsk…

  31. Pusang Tulog says:

    Nga pala, bago ko makalimutan, ano nga ba yang pep ph na yan… Mukhang familiar ka diyan Jhay ah… He he he… Mainstay ka diyan?

    No offense sa mga mahilig diyan ha… Natatawa lang ako sa Jhay na ito na napaghahalatang mas mababa pa sa mga taong hinahamak niya…

  32. Pusang Tulog says:

    Sensya na sa iba kung flooding na to… Last na lang… He he he…

    Grammar 101

    Teacher: Children, kapag patanong ang pangungusap, hindi tuldok ang ginagamit na punctuation mark kung hindi tandang pananong… Ok?

    Hindi ganito – “Hey pig when will you stop trolling this blog.”

    Dapat ganito – “Hey pig when will you stop trolling this blog?”

    Naintindihan ba?

    Children: Opo teacher…

    Teacher: Ok, very good mentally retarded children…

    (Joke lang po… He he he… Bato bato sa langit, ang tamaan pangit!)

  33. Andrew says:

    Although some folks are hopefully waiting for a good Windows Tablet, I would not rush on buying this one as the specs are still really limited for what a true blooded Windows user is looking for.

    And yes, MSI is not that crappy as some other people in here thinks… Their sales from returning buyers is not bad at all.

    @Pusang Tulog – alalay lang bro, baka malunod sa flooding yung kausap mo… ;-)

  34. Pusang Tulog says:

    @ Andrew – Sorry po… wehehe! R.I.P na ako pag di na pumalag si Pacifica Falayfay. Ahaha!

  35. rhyan p says:

    ipad ang nagpasikat ng tablet, android tabs ang tatalo sa iPad! :)

  36. Jhay says:

    @Pusang Tulog

    bakla ka ba? alam na. andami mong satsat, wala namang sense.

  37. Naomi says:

    @Jhay

    I must say na siguro puro negative ang nakita mo agad sa MSI,…

  38. Pusang Tulog says:

    @Jhay Labo – Ayan ka na naman… Pati ACER dinadamay mo he he he… Lalong dadami kaaway mo niyan… Tsaka mas lalo kang nagiging mangmang sa harapan ng madlang people… Wehehe… Dami sigurong mantika ng bibig mo, pumuputok sa popcorn at chicharong baboy eh…

    Wala kang argumento brod… Wala ka ring “ibidinsya…” Puro ka lang utos sa akin na magsearch at pumunta sa kung saan saan…

    Marami akong kilala sa SM Mega dahil doon ako nagtatrabaho kumag ka, at lahat sila pasisinungalingan yang sinasabi mo!

    Nga pala, kung bakla ako, ano naman ang tawag sa mga taong pumapatol sa bakla kagaya mo? Ahaha!!!

    Huwag ,mo kong sindakin sa mura mo brod… Dahil hindi ako natatakot sa mga bobong kagaya mo…

    Away na to! Ahaha!!!

  39. Pusang Tulog says:

    @Jhay – Sino naman may sabi sa iyong taga Bataan ako? He he he…

    Taga 9 de Pebrero ako bugok! Batang Mandaluyong to! Halika dito! Ahaha!!! #71… Bigay mo sa akin address mo nang madayo kita he he he!!!

  40. charlestio says:

    Looking at the Philippine’s major brands critically, it’s a fair assumption to say that not one computer / IT brand can claim even a “close to perfect” customer satisfaction rating..basically, walang ganun sa retail mga friends. Just ask (at the minimum) five different stores in V-mall or Gilmore area for confirmation – all the stores will have different preferences / horror stories of different brands – one of them might even be about MSI.

    I agree with poster Erin – search for any product and you’re bound to get some negative feedback on it… that’s what makes brands like MSI or Acer better and better every year.

    @ Jhay – I think your judgement of MSI is undeservedly harsh – you might have had a bad experience with the brand, but it’s no reason to generalize. Your argument that it’s as bad as Acer makes your declaration even less believable – hence the negative reaction of most people here. Tone down man, the attitude doesn’t help you become more believable. Acer couldn’t have become the top selling brand in Asia Pacific without it having good products and good service, or MSI 5th biggest PC components brand worldwide, for the same reason.

    @ topic at hand – I’m disappointed with this product’s form factor – a bit too thick, a bit hard to handle, and with Windows 7 – which is a mediocre touch-based OS, at least for now. Yet I have an engineer friend who bought 3 units at Villman when it was released.

    He needed it at the their work site, and a more “user-friendly” touch device like the iPad would not work with their customized software – the form factor, Win7, price and specs all become irrelevant in the face of the WindPad being perfect for the job they needed to do.

    Point is, this tablet won’t be for everyone – certainly not those who buy an iPad for their kids to play Angry Birds on. But it *will* be for someone.

  41. Ryan says:

    So far ok naman quality at build ng MSI. Yung U100 ko buhay pa ngayon pero binebenta ko na hehe. May free WIndows XP pa ito.

  42. Ryan says:

    Anyway yung motherboards nila dati comparable sa Redfox, kung naabutan nyo pa yun hehe. matibay rin umabot ng about 5 years sa akin with AMD proc.

  43. Pusang Tulog says:

    Kung tatlo na yang laptop mong Acer, tapos palpak pa rin, sa palagay ko di na yung Acer ang may kasalanan… Ikaw na… Wahaha!!!

    May pa-straight straight ka pang nalalaman, eh wala ka namang point! Dalhin mo kasi sa service center yang mga laptop mo ng di ka nag sesentimyento de asukal!

    May pa-ayt ayt ka pa, di naman hip hop! Ahaha!!! Wala kang sariling identity at wala kang sariling isip!

    Di porke’t gumaganyan ka magaling ka na! Bugok!

  44. charlestio says:

    @ Jhay – *shrug* you’re entitled to your opinion, of course.

    I don’t understand though, why you’d buy Acer 2 more times after your first purchase while being so adamant about its apparent lack of quality.

    Tone it down friend. Your previous post contained one “fact” – in your opinion at least – (*Acer* doesn’t know quality) and three insults aimed at me.

    Apologies for the “verbose” reply, that’s just the way I write. “The tablet doesn’t cater to each individual.” Hope that isn’t too long a reply for you to read, sir.

  45. Num Lock says:

    Actually yung lifespan ng any gadget greatly depends on how the user will use it. If he uses it on different places, lifespan will decrease due to handling. Pero syempre iba pa din pag mga branded na.

    FYI, my ECS laptop is still working for 4 years now without a hitch. My friends HP laptops have display problems even using within a year only.

    @topic, I will just wait for a 20t to 25t pesos win7 tablet I can connect to an external keyboard, has wifi and lan, 120+gb hard disk.

  46. marco says:

    @charlestio, nothing’s wrong with your comment IMHO. I do the same too. When in a “discussion” on comment’s section/forums, i tend to explain almost everything to lessen the questions that might be aimed back at me, we’re not here all the time. If the reader doesn’t want to elaborate, they can stop at sentence 1 or 2, otherwise, continue.

    Citing an example, just like what you have done, is more comprehensive than just saying “doesn’t cater to each individual” which is true to all products btw. The mere mention of the fact, definitely, isn’t in anyway more helpful than real life complaints by a consumer, made for the benefit of those people who may have the same requirements for a product(a tablet this time).

    Anyone can complain verbose all they want. It only justifies how some fail to understand others because they are overcomed with arrogance. You know what we call those people? – A S S !

    P.S. Uunahan ko na… Paumanhin kung may mali sa aking grammar. Nagsasanay lang pong mag-ingles, walang ingles-speaking sa real life ko. XP

  47. gg says:

    Ang daming lowlife d2, just to promote their blogs. tsk tsk. As if the OEM’s you’re arguing about care :P

    MSI is catering people with lower budget. Their pricing is way lower than their counterparts with the same specs.

    U should have known that since then.

  48. Pusang Tulog says:

    He he he… Nakakaantok na to… Porke’t walang mailabas na pruweba sa proposisyon, nagmamatigas na lang… Sabagay, ;ahat naman ng posts ng ibang tao ay sapat na sigurong patunay na maayos din naman ang MSI at Acer… Pagod na ko sa bugok na to…

    O sige, ganito na lang, pag ako nakapagpost pa sa thursday dito ibig sabihin di mo ko napatay. Ibig sabihin sinungaling ka. Bahala ka kung saan mo ko gustong hanapin, basta ako tatambay sa #71 9 de Pebrero. Bahala ka na kung maniniwala ka o hindi. Nandun lang ako. Kiung may karga ka sa ibaba eh darating ka. Kung wala naman eh di makipagpompeangan ka na lang.

    Pwede mo ring bawiin yung pagtawag mo sa mga MSI users ng “fools” kung saka-sakaling wala kang pamasahe at wala kang kargada sa baba na pumunta sa amin.

    O kaya naman, lagay mo na lang address mo dito at ako na pupunta sa iyo kumag ka…

    O paano? hanggang sa huwebes! Huwag kang magalala, di kita papatayin, di naman ako kagaya mo na panay pahangin eh…

    Pero sisiguraduhin ko sa yo na yang dugo mo eh magmamantsa sa aserong naririto sa bulsa ko.. Ayt?

    Makatulog nga ng maaga. Paghahandaan ko tong pagdating ni Boy Labo… Balita ko tirador daw to sa lugar nila eh… Tirador ng bayabas! He he he…

  49. charlestio says:

    You know, I visited Mr. Jhay’s blog, and somehow I’m having doubts they’re the same person.. The writer on the blog linked to Jhay’s name is thoughtful, introspective and talks about politics more often than technology, at least for the last handful of posts.

    So heads up guys, possible na troll lang itong version ng “jhay”, not the real thing. This person’s last post only reinforces my thinking, it seems.

    @marco, thanks sa support. If the person I was commenting at was too *dense* not to realize the sarcasm, it’s not really my problem anymore.

    I’m just all the more saddened by the degenerative state of internet freedom feeding the sadly uninformed and foul-mouthed “jhays” of the world. Let’s ignore the troll people; it brings nothing to this discussion.

  50. charlestio says:

    A poster at another Windpad thread (w100 lands, priced thread) states a rumor of a launch at SM Manila.. anyone hear about this? An android version was also mentioned.. nag google ako maganda ung design nya a… –

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/31/msi-windpad-110-a-10-inch-tegra-2-powered-android-tablet/

    Interesting! sarap paglaruan ‘to kung android, lagyan ko din ng custom rom and use it with a free nav app – like my phone but more powerful and with a bigger screen.. sir Yuga hopefully ma cover din ito ng blog, it looks like a great product.

  51. fr0stbyte says:

    @charlestio: I saw his blog too. Napa-isip din ako noong nakita ko. If what you say is true then we shouldn’t waste our time reacting to his comments.

  52. gg says:

    or pwede naman si Jhay talaga yan, desperate to promote his less than stellar blog :P

  53. charlestio says:

    Haha, possible din, we just don’t know unless the guy confirms or denies. Incidentally, Pusang Tulog kumusta?

    Mr Jhay’s account might also be accessible to many people, hence the foul-mouthed version in these comments as opposed to the author in the blog..

    Anyone seen the WindPad 110 in the engadget link yet? Sana ung design nitong WindPad 100 ganyan na lang, para gwapo… there’s even a bamboo back panel!

  54. KUMAGCOW says:

    I guess its just preference. Will there be one that could be more portable than the galaxy? Hayy the waiting continues…

  55. Pusang Tulog says:

    He he he… Ayos lang… Tulog pa rin… Busy lang kaya di nakapagpost kaagad… Ahaha!

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