Steve Ballmer’s getting scooped.
Asian computer makers are letting news of their Windows 7 tablets trickle out ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show, when Ballmer’s expected to show more Windows-based rivals to the iPad during his Jan. 6 keynote.
MSI gave Taiwanese journalists a sneak peek at the Windpad 100W that it’s going to present in Las Vegas next week.
Here’s a video taken by Netbooknews.com, which had a reporter at the preview event in Taipei. They said the 10-inch tablet running an Intel Atom Z530 chip is about the same as the one MSI unveiled in June. It has an HDMI port, memory card reader, two USB ports and a 32 gig solid-state drive.
New tablets based on Intel’s Oak Trail platform will appear in March, according to the report.
Asus is also jumping the gun with preview glimpses of its Eee Pad, a handsome convertible laptop/tablet based on Windows.
Here’s the Asus teaser video: