MSI LAUNCHES THE WIND - THE FIRST 10” NOTEBOOK TO FEATURE INTEL ATOM CPUThe 2.6 lbs Wind features 5+ HR battery life, Windows XP, ergonomic keyboard, and 80G hard drive all for under $500
Weighing in at just 2.6 lbs, MSI designed the Wind to be lightweight and ultra mobile, without sacrificing convenience or performance. The Wind features an ergonomically designed keyboard that is only 20% smaller than of a full sized keyboard, with keys spaced a comfortable 0.68 inches apart. Business travelers will welcome the extended battery life available with the Windows based version, which provides up to 5.5 hours of untethered work time.The Windows version of the Wind features an 80G / 2.5” SATA hard drive, which further sets it apart from other ultra portable notebooks, whose manufacturers have compromised memory capacity to save space. The Wind’s display features embedded LED power-saving backlight technology, which provides superior color quality and brightness. This innovative notebook also comes standard with a 1.3M webcam, Bluetooth capabilities, 3 USB ports and a 4-in-1 card reader.The Windows version of the Wind is priced at $499 MSRP, and will be available for purchase starting June 16th, 2008 at
Intel Atom 1.6 GHz
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Intel 945GMS, ICH7-M
10"W (1024×600) LED
1GB DDR2/ 667MHz
80G / 2.5” SATA
6 Cells / 5.5 hrs
10.23" x 7.08" x 0.748" ~1.24"
White, Black, and Pink
5.5 hours is bloody nice. But with Asus' claims of 7 hours on their new models not yet out, I suggest all in the market for UMPC continue to stay patient and play the waiting game.
Here is a side by side visual of the Asus and Msi Wind!
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