With the arrival of Windows 8 many hybrid or convertible devices started flooding the market. Since the time they emerged, being questioned about the long term success in the market. Apart from that cheapest tablet-plus laptop combo production on its way with ease. Recently MSI also joined in that family by introducing its new S100.
MSI known for components and speciality laptops more than for tablets. It introduces a 10.1-inch device includes a separate keyboard to convert it into a laptop or tiny all-in-one desktop as well as coming with a protective sleeve.
10.1-inch slate with a keyboard to create a package that works as a standalone tablet, laptop, or even a small all-in-one PC if you use it on a desk. That 3-in-1 nature (though the “3″ is a bit of stretch) makes it a competitor to Acer’s Aspire Switch, which has mostly similar specs and which ZDNet’s James Kendrick reviewed faborably a couple of months ago.
The inclusion of the sleeve might complicate the assumption of S100 for its cost little less than the Acer hybrid. Speculations are going on about the price as MSI not yet disclosed the information regarding its release date. It seems like a fair price range between $400-$500.
The S100 comes with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage for running Windows 8.1. The two diverge slightly in screen resolution (1,366×768 for the Switch versus the S100′s 1,280×800) and in choice of Intel Atom “Bay Trail” quad-core processor, with the Switch making use of the Z3745 and the S100 including the slightly older Z3740.