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MSI Unveils the W20 3M AMD-Powered Tablet

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Leader in performance breakthroughs and innovative user experience, MSI introduces the 11.6" W20 3M tablet computer. Designed for business, the W20 3M comes loaded with AMD's next-generation dual-core APU processor and Microsoft Windows 8, substantially improving cross-system compatibility. In addition, you can download business and non-business apps from the Windows Store that can be used in conjunction with eight of MSI's major enhanced features. Featuring the ultimate fusion of superior hardware and software, a light, razor-thin chassis, and extended battery life, this high-performance tablet is built to meet the business and entertainment needs of the on-the-go businessperson.

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Nice. A true Win8 (non RT) tablet. I'd have something like this, at least you can use it to run everything you can run on PC. Unlike on Android tablets...
 

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The price is critical, and right now you can get an i3 tablet with HD4000 graphics for about €500. And that will be faster in every way.
 
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Why use 3M as part of the name? I think of plastic clothes hooks and sticky tape. M3 I think of a BMW :/

Nice device nonetheless though but as someone else said, pricing will be critical for MSI's product to succeed.
 
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Known about/wanted this thing for months now. shut up and take my money :roll:
 
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The price is critical, and right now you can get an i3 tablet with HD4000 graphics for about €500. And that will be faster in every way.
yeah, so $800 for a core i3 tablet. given that the core i3s are substantially more expensive than low end a4s, this tablet would probably be about $600 or less, or about ~370 pounds.
 
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The news of this tablet is kinda old at this point. I've been waiting for 2 months for MSI to provide a release date...
 

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Why use 3M as part of the name? I think of plastic clothes hooks and sticky tape. M3 I think of a BMW :/

Nice device nonetheless though but as someone else said, pricing will be critical for MSI's product to succeed.
+1, i did the same too! i thought of masking tape XD
 
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yeah, so $800 for a core i3 tablet. given that the core i3s are substantially more expensive than low end a4s, this tablet would probably be about $600 or less, or about ~370 pounds.
The price you predicted is correct.

The counter part to the A4-1200 is Intel's ATOM Z2760 which has a TDP of 2W compared to AMD's 3.9W. The performance of Intel's processor is slower, but has less TDP which results in less heat and also better battery performance. Intel ATOM processors have yet to appear in tablets that are greater than 8" as far as I can tell.

Oh and the A4-1200 supports 1080p playback...
 
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The price you predicted is correct.

The counter part to the A4-1200 is Intel's ATOM Z2760 which has a TDP of 2W compared to AMD's 3.9W. The performance of Intel's processor is slower, but has less TDP which results in less heat and also better battery performance. Intel ATOM processors have yet to appear in tablets that are greater than 8" as far as I can tell.

Oh and the A4-1200 supports 1080p playback...
you forget though....the z2760 was replaced by the z3770, which is superior in every respect. and they have appeared in 8 inch or greater tablets. the dell venue 8 and 11 pro, and the asus t100. its proving to be quite the competitor.
it also supports 1080p playback.
 
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you forget though....the z2760 was replaced by the z3770, which is superior in every respect. and they have appeared in 8 inch or greater tablets. the dell venue 8 and 11 pro, and the asus t100. its proving to be quite the competitor.
it also supports 1080p playback.
Intel's new ATOM processor isn't competing against anything right now. There isn't another current generation processor out there like it that competes with the z3770. (Besides a select few ARM processors) AMD is set to release Mullins in January. Mullins will be a competitor with a reported 2W TDP and 2x the performance of last generation.
 
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