The MSI Primo 81 is a 7.85-inch tablet with an Allwinner A31s processor (four Cortex-A7 cores, 1 GHz, PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU), 1024×768 IPS touchscreen, 1 GiB of RAM and 16 GiB of storage space. It has a 2 MP main camera and a VGA (640×480) front camera for video chat, and the operating system is the Android 4.2 (“Jelly Bean”). Let’s test it and see if it is a good buy.

Figure 1 shows the box of the MSI Primo 81.

MSI Primo 81Figure 1: box

Inside the box, besides the tablet, we found a wall charger, USB cable, USB female adapter (to connect USB peripherals to the tablet), and user manuals.

MSI Primo 81Figure 2: accessories

Figure 3 reveals the MSI Primo 81. There are no physical buttons, just the front camera at its top. The borders are very thin, and the screen occupies almost all the front of the tablet.

MSI Primo 81Figure 3: the MSI Primo 81

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist, a PhD student, and is a college professor in Brazil.