updated 10:10 am EDT, Mon August 16, 2010
Companion dock adds full connectivity
Official renders of the upcoming MSI WindPad have emerged showing its full-featured companion dock. Other than the appearance of the dock, the key specifications announced at Computex earlier this year remain unchanged. As expected, it packs in a 10.1-inch display, 1.66Ghz Atom Z530, 2GB of RAM a 32GB solid-state drive with a full version of Windows 7.
The companion dock looks to extend the usefulness of the MSI WindPad 100 to the lounge room with the inclusion of an HDMI port in addition to two USB ports, one LAN and one VGA port. A power input also indicates that the dock will double as a charging station for the device.
Like numerous PC vendors looking to ride the wave of popularity generated by the Apple iPad, MSI is taking an each-way bet on the future of competing platforms and also have an Android version of the WindPad, the 110, being prepped.
The MSI WindPad 100 is expected to retail for $499, although, despite the release of the official images, no release date has been set as yet. [via Netbook News]