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Old 01-31-2010, 03:21 PM
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Default MSI Dual Screen Windows 7 Tablet

This was my favorite gadget i saw this year at CES. It is a prototype, but should be released sometime in 2010- So basically its the Microsoft Courier like tablet with Windows 7.







Here is the 7" model.





Windows 7 still needs to come a long way before its more finger friendly. They have made some steps towards adding touch UI elements in Win 7 but its only scratching the surface as to what is needed.

There were two tablets at the MSI booth a 10" and a 7" both of which were running prototypes- so we will see this sometime this year. Here are the specs on the 10":
  • Intel Atom Z530
  • Windows 7
  • Two 10" Screens
  • Haptic Feedback
  • Accelerometer Planned
  • Two point Multi-Touch
I wasn't able to get to hold it, but here is a video of it in action on the show floor. I bet it will be under a grand, if so ill be in line waiting.

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Old 01-31-2010, 04:05 PM
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Oh wow, that's some sexy chunk of gadget.
Atleast if the courier turns out to just be an idea portfolio, then we still have this
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:08 PM
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Oh wow, that's some sexy chunk of gadget.
Atleast if the courier turns out to just be an idea portfolio, then we still have this
But i really like the leather binding on the Courier- i guess you could add a case to this to get the same effect.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:23 PM
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That is very cool. For me I prefer to use my tablet in portrait orientation for everything that does not involve a ton of typing. Even note taking I like using my stylus with all the handwriting abilities of the tablet software. Sometimes for stuff like thread replies I will use the stylus with the on screen keyboard but usually I'll switch back to landscape mode and use a proper keyboard.

Edit: I would like to see this pc have the ability to sandwich the backs together so you can use 1 screen alone and hold it like you would a pad of paper, single pane slate tablet, e reader, etc.
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Wow. thats uber cool.
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Hmm... That thing needs some OLED. Also not too sure about the whole book form factor thing, needs to fold into a slate
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:52 AM
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i am currently using windows 7 on my hp touchsmart computer. it is kind of finger friendly but the touchscreen needs to be more accurate
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Personally I prefer the other MSI tablet that detaches from the screen and turns it into a tablet and when you plug it in you get a full functioning netbook. (I can't remember the exact model but I saw it on tekzilla) anyways. The concept of this dual screen tablet is great but I would love it to utilize it more like how the MS courier work. Personally the courier is the best design tablet (or what ever MS calls it) design to date
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This was the tablet I wanted. They need to make this and make it now.
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this has a wierd design-like one screen seperated into two . it would be alot better as a two seperate fuctioning displays like the ms courier.
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