Hot on the Heels of its Successful Wind12 U230 Netbook, MSI Introduces U230 Light with Sleek 11.6” Screen Compelling Combination of Power and Portability in Svelte Design Available Only in Retail Stores for $399 CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MSI Computer Corp., a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, today announced the availability of its 3.3 pound Wind12 U230 Light notebook, with a smaller 11.6-inch high def screen than its 12.1-inch award-winning predecessor, the U230. This new model features AMD's 2nd Generation Ultrathin Platform and Microsoft's latest operating system, 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, all driven by the most progressive mobile operating software available. “The Wind12 U230 Light is another extension of our very successful ultra slim U Series notebook line” Product highlights include: * HD support and sleek design: Within its portable and elegant form factor, the MSI Wind12 U230 Light notebook has a cinematic 16:9 LED backlit display, a footprint smaller than a sheet of A4 paper and a total weight of 3.3 pounds including battery. It delivers the high performance and expansive field of vision associated with notebooks, with the slimness and portability of a netbook. * Solid processing performance: With the new processor from AMD, performance is more than double compared to traditional lightweight notebooks. * 60% less power consumption than standard notebooks: As a result of MSI's innovative craftsmanship, the U230 Light is optimized for energy efficiency and delivers on-the-go computing with low power consumption and energy saving features that use approximately 60 percent less power and deliver twice the battery life* of standard notebooks. *Actual battery performance depends on operating conditions and user preferences. “The Wind12 U230 Light is another extension of our very successful ultra slim U Series notebook line,” said Andy Tung, vice president of sales and marketing for MSI North America. “It’s a special combination of solid processing performance, HD display and a full sized keyboard for the feel of a notebook, yet it’s packaged in an ultra slim design with remarkable battery life and stylish good looks, which has proven to be very popular with consumers.”
MSi has been making some nice looking products lately.
Anyone have any experience with their customer suppoer?
I've played around with one ("MSI Wind") for a few weeks and tried XP-Pro, Ubuntu, and Win-7 on it it had 3GB of RAM and a 160GB HDD in it.
Overall it was a fast little motor-scooter and had no problems running all of the mentioned OS's. I had no driver issues with Win-7 or Ubuntu and I pre-downloaded the XP-Pro drivers for it in advance so no issues there either.
It played DVD's and video content on all 3 OS's flawlessly too.
Verdict: Good little computer. I would buy one of them if I didn't already have my HP Lappy.
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I think I might still go with Asus for my next laptop.. but it nice to know i've got some options(outside of the norm)
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