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MSI Primo 81

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of MSI Primo 81. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and screen. The performance and design also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and storage. There are mixed views on the reliability and usability.

price, design, performance, screen, durability

battery, storage, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI Primo 81 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : KitGuru (kitguru.net)

MSI Primo 81 (Snow White) 8in Tablet Review

 

4 Flares 4 Flares × Today we are going to take a look at the Primo 81 from MSI. Priced at only £138, it targets the large user base who can't afford a high end model from the likes of Samsung or Apple. The Primo 81 features a 7.8″ IPS display, the same...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Hardware Secrets (hardwaresecrets.com)

MSI Primo 81 Tablet Review

 

The MSI Primo 81 is an excellent option for anyone looking for a small and light low-cost tablet to browse the web, access social networks, read emails, etc.It may not have the most powerful hardware, but the high-quality screen and sturdy all-aluminum...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Died in less than a year

 

I used this tablet mainly for reading ebooks and playing some games. Now it's just a paperweight. MSI makes good motherboards and video cards, but I would recommend staying away from their tablets.

Nice looking display. I prefer the 4:3 form factor in tablets rather than the long narrow rectangular ones. Plays most games and emulators well with the exception of a few that are unusually resource-hungry and poorly optimized. Upgrade to KitKat was...

Even with 4 cores, the tablet occasionally becomes sluggish and unresponsive when it tries to do too much in the background. This can happen even when I go into Developer options and limit the number of background processes. After owning this tablet...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

MSI PRIMO 81

 

Came with no charge. had to charge immediately they arrive.

IPS Display, Viewing angles, Accurate Display Colors, Aluminium Body, 7.85" Display and Updatable to 4.4.2 OS

Both Cameras are useless.

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

MSI PRIMO 81

 

Came with no charge. had to charge immediately they arrive.

IPS Display, Viewing angles, Accurate Display Colors, Aluminium Body, 7.85" Display and Updatable to 4.4.2 OS

Both Cameras are useless

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I got a good one I think

 

People complaining about battery life in this tablet should realize it has a cpu and a separate gpu. A tablet this size and how slim it is, the battery does not last as long as other models. when sitting there the thing hardly sips the battery. The...

Updated to andriod 4.4 This tablet seems very awesome, fast, batter is fairly good for a tablet this size and power. I love how sleek it is. Has a separate gpu

Sound is bad, very quiet

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I got a good one I think

 

People complaining about battery life in this tablet should realize it has a cpu and a separate gpu. A tablet this size and how slim it is, the battery does not last as long as other models. when sitting there the thing hardly sips the battery. The...

Updated to andriod 4.4 This tablet seems very awesome, fast, batter is fairly good for a tablet this size and power. I love how sleek it is. Has a separate gpu.

Sound is bad, very quiet.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Best coaster I've ever owned

 

If you want a decent quality tablet from a responsible manufacturer, the Primo 81 is not what you're looking for. You might try one of the less expensive Samsung models. I've also heard good things about the Asus.

Thinking I was purchasing a tablet computer, I discovered to my surprise that instead I had received a high-quality, double-size coaster which has that high-tech design so rarely to be found in ordinary household items

I sent it back the first time because the power cord kept falling out so that I couldn't charge it. MSI sent me a new tablet but returned the same power cord. I started looking more closely and realized that the power cord was so much larger than its...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Best coaster I've ever owned

 

If you want a decent quality tablet from a responsible manufacturer, the Primo 81 is not what you're looking for. You might try one of the less expensive Samsung models. I've also heard good things about the Asus.

Thinking I was purchasing a tablet computer, I discovered to my surprise that instead I had received a high-quality, double-size coaster which has that high-tech design so rarely to be found in ordinary household items.

I sent it back the first time because the power cord kept falling out so that I couldn't charge it. MSI sent me a new tablet but returned the same power cord. I started looking more closely and realized that the power cord was so much larger than its...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Poor quality. After replacement the battery calibration is still incorrect

 

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I bought this tablet a month ago. It was a gift coming with my MSI GT 70. After I got it and played with it for a while, the battery decreased to about 75%. Then it accidentally shut down without any sign. Moreover, it could not be turned on again no...

Sep, 2014

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