MSI Ships Wind12 U230 Netbook With AMD Processor And ATI GPU

MSI Ships Wind12 U230 Netbook With AMD Processor And ATI GPU

MSI has an itch, and obviously the only solution is to just ship more machines. After announcing the availability of the X-Slim X360 and the Wind U160 earlier in the week, the company has now said that two versions of the Wind12 U230 are also making their way out to consumers. This machine takes the place of the popular Wind12 U210, with the Wind12 U230-033 and U230-040 both relying on AMD processors and Windows 7 Home Premium, which is unusual to find on a netbook.

The first machine features an Athlon Neo MV-40 processor, a 12.1" WXGA processor, an ATI Radeon HD3200 GPU, 2GB of memory, a 250GB hard drive, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a 6-cell battery, 1.3MP webcam, three USB ports, VGA/HDMI outputs, a headphone jack, mic input, and a 4-in-1 card reader. The machines weigh 3.3lbs., and if you're looking for an upgrade, the U230-040US has an Athlon X2 L335 processor along with a 320GB hard drive.

Both machines are on sale now directly from MSI or through NewEgg, with the first priced at $429.99 and the second at $479.99.



MSI North America Announces Availability of Two Powerful, Yet Portable New 12.1” Wind12 U230 Models
Both U230 Models Feature the new AMD Processors, 12.1” HD LCD, 2GB of Memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – March 9, 2010 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is proud to announce the availability of the new Wind12 U230-033 and U230-040.  The new models will replace the successful Wind12 U210, a favorite among netbook users looking for a larger screen and more computing power.   Upgrades to this new generation of netbooks include the first Wind to feature a dual core processor and Bluetooth connectivity.

Weighing in at just 3.3 pounds both versions of the U230 ship with 2GB of DDR2 memory, with a 6-cell battery and Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.  The newest editions to the Wind family are loaded with a 12.1” HD (1366x768) 16:9 aspect ratio LCD and an ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card.  The combination delivers a bright widescreen visual experience with exceptional color saturation and crisp imagery.

The Wind12 U230 also features MSI's EDS (Ergonomic De-stress) keyboard with keys that are 51% larger than those on a standard keyboard.  The larger keys greatly improve finger contact range, which reduces stress on fingers and wrists to improve accuracy and comfort. Additionally, MSI included a 1.3M webcam, HDMI port, 3 USB 2.0 ports, VGA port, and a 4x1 card reader in the new U230 notebooks.

The new Wind12 U230 models are available now at Newegg.com starting at $429.99.  MSI offers a 1-year limited warranty with extended customer services hours at 1-888-447-6564.



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MSI is afraid to stop I think, they need to go to counseling! lol

A new unit it seems like at best every other day. These look nice as do the other ones we've seen in the last 6 days. Some more so than others, but still decent for there intended special part of the laptop market.

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They cost too much for what you get.

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The Athlon X2 L335 performs on par with the Intel Core2 Duo T5300. Not too shabby. The screen resolution is good for a 12" laptop, and the memory and hard disk space seems average for the price. Moreover, though the video card is old, it's still vastly superior to the integrated Intel solutions.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+Athlon+Neo+X2+Dual+Core+L335

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ARG! I hate refresh! Ok, now that that is out of my system...

This thing reminds me of the Acer Ferrari One. Same Mobo, same GPU, same CPU (Acer uses the L310). The Ferrari One does cost about $100 more. Not sure if its good looks plus double ram is worth the difference though.

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For 100 dollar's I would think a Ferrari system would be worth it the laptop ram alone added would cost that much anyway. So its traits as well as better class internals would seem worth it to me.

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