After the excitement of nVidia's Tegra 2 press conference I've been keen to get a closer look at some of the concepts shown. MSI was one of the companies to produce one and it had its 10in, Tegra 2 powered tablet sitting on its booth. I scampered over to take a look at it and a couple of other tablet ideas MSI was showing.
While we know this thing is running Tegra 2, most of technical details – such as the screen resolution – remain unknown. What I was able to glean, however, is that the 10in multi-touch display was very accurate and that Android absolutely flies when running on Tegra 2.
Be it photo galleries, HD videos, games, or eBooks, everything loaded more or less instantly, making for a very pleasurable experience. Whether it's one you really need is quite a different matter, but no one seems that interested in the why right now.
Next up was a small dual-screen tablet (above), which was a completely static, non-functional demo. As such there isn't a great deal to say aside from the fact that it looks kind of nice.
Rather more interactive was the massive, dual-screen notebook (above and below). No word on what this unit was running, but the software was Windows 7, with the bottom screen acting as a virtual keyboard when required. In loose terms the idea is that this could be used as an eBook reader and mobile PC in one, though with two multi-touch displays it's bound to be one expensive device!
Overall, all the devices looked and felt exactly what they are: concepts. That's fine for now, but sooner or later someone needs to decide what these things are supposed to do. Any ideas? Let us know in the comments.