updated 10:15 am EST, Thu January 28, 2010
MSI 10-inch tablet a production device
Computer and portable electronics maker MSI will launch its tablet PC in the second half of the year with an NVIDIA Tegra chip, the company's sales director Sambora Chen on Thursday. The prototype tablet was shown off at CES using the dual-core Tegra 250 chip and featured a 10-inch color touchscreen, but it wasn't given a hard release window at the time. MSI will launch different versions of the tablet as well.
Pricing for the tablet will start at $500, according to Chen, which matches the starting price of Apple's just-launched iPad perfectly. The unit shown at CES ran Android and so would have little if any cost overhead compared to a Windows Mobile device.
According to the same report, ASUS on Wednesday announced its new digital content platform, called ASUS@Vibe, that would have music, news, digital lessons, e-books and web games for such devices, hinting at its plans for the Eee Pad in June. [via DigiTimes]