MSI WindPad Enjoy 7 sub200 Android tablet hits FCC

first_imgWhen the MSI WindPad Enjoy 7 was announced by the company this summer, it seemed like a pretty decent budget Android tablet option. Expected to sell for $199, it features a capable 1.2GHz single-core ARM Cortex A8 processor from Rockchip, Android 2.3, Wi-Fi connectivity, HDMI output and a 7-inch touchscreen display pushing 800 x 480 pixels.However, now that it’s finally paid a visit to the FCC and could be on the way to the United States, MSI is going to have a tough time positioning the Enjoy 7 against the new offering from Lenovo.Lenovo’s just-announced IdeaPad A1 is also a 7-inch Android tablet, and it’s hitting the street at $199 as well. However, the A1 packs a much more impressive 1024 x 600 pixel IPS display, twice as much internal storage (8GB) and a 7-hour battery (an hour better than MSI’s power pack).Lenovo also enjoys more visible distribution of its products in North America than MSI does — you’ll find them on sale at major retailers like Best Buy, The Source, and Staples, whereas MSI remains somewhat of a fringe brand. Lenovo is also offering up four color variations of the A1 — not a difference maker in terms of performance, obviously, but people do love having options.If MSI is willing to knock down its price point significantly, that low-resolution display might not be an issue for customers searching for a bargain. Otherwise, comparison shopping could prove to be the WindPad Enjoy 7’s worst enemy. If this were a Shanzai tablet, you’d expect it to be priced around $149. Will MSI go that low?More at Liliputinglast_img

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