Overall Look

The MSI Primo 81 uses a quad-core, 1 GHz Allwinner A31s processor. It has four Cortex-A7 cores and an integrated PowerVR SGX544MP2 graphics processor (GPU).

The seven-inch screen has a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.

Figure 4 shows the back side of the device. It has a one-piece aluminum casing, which gives the Primo 81 a very solid and tough feel. You can see the openings for the camera and for the speaker.

MSI Primo 81Figure 4: back side

Figure 5 unveils the bottom of the Primo 81, where the headphone jack, mini-USB/charge connector, Mini-HDMI output, MicroSD slot, and microphone are.

MSI Primo 81Figure 5: bottom side

At the top of the tablet, there are three buttons: the on/off/sleep/wake button and the volume settings.

MSI Primo 81Figure 6: top side

There are no buttons or connectors at the sides of the tablet.

MSI Primo 81Figure 7: right side

MSI Primo 81Figure 8: left side


Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.