MSI to release three new Android tablets
The Taiwanese company MSI was quite silent past few months. Back in January, MSI launched the low-price tablet Enjoy 71. Sold for $172 in Taiwan, the tablet packed a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and a decent 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Considering the price and the characteristics, it was not such a bad offer. Actually, the only negative point here was the outdated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Yesterday, MSI unveiled its product line extension with three new tablets, but the launch dates were not mentioned.
The MSI Primo 81 is the most interesting one. If you see the pictures, you will note the high-resemblance to the iPad Mini. It seems that MSI developers were not just highly influenced by the Apple’s design, but they almost made the exact copy of Apple’s product. The Primo 81 arrives with a 7.85 HD display with a resolution of 1024 x 768p, manufactured by LG. Again, the similarity with iPad Mini is amazing, since Apple’s product has similar display characteristics and performance. The Primo 81 is 7.8mm thick and has a matte finish body with rounded corners and thick bezels. If you flip the tablet over, you will find a camera with unknown resolution, a large speaker at the bottom, an HDMI port, 3.5mm audio jack and a microUSB port. Powered by a quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM, the Primo 81 packs a 3500 mAh battery and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The other two models are Primo 73 and Primo 93. MSI Primo 73 is a low-end tablet with a 7-inch 1024 x 600p screen, a dual-core Cortex A7 processor with 1 GB of RAM and MALI 400 GPU. There is also an 8 GB of memory and a microSD slot. The third new tablet announced yesterday, The Primo 93 comes with a 9.7-inch display with HD resolution, 16 GB of internal memory and 1 GB of RAM. The battery will be huge 6800 mAh, sufficient for 3G and GPS usage, but unfortunately the tablet doesn’t support LTE.