MSI Brings Atom N455 To Wind U160DX Netbook

Another week, another MSI netbook. Not that we're complaining, but it's certainly becoming more and more difficult to find one netbook that fits your needs completely without having another nearby tempting you with one or two different features. In the race to saturate the market further, MSI has just issued the Wind U160DX, a thin and light netbook with Intel's latest parts and a very stylish design.

Awarded with Germany's iF Product Design medal, this machine supports DDR3 memory and has an Intel Atom N455 (1.66GHz) with MSI's own Turbo Drive Engine technology. The exterior is covered in their own Color Film Print technology, and the entire machine is under 1" thick. It weighs 1kg, and has a 10.1" LED screen with an 8ms refresh rate. There's also a chicklet-styled keyboard, a seamless touchpad, and a battery that can last 15 hours. Yes, 15 hours. Of course, we seriously doubt it would last 15 hours in "real-world" use, but even if it could hit 7-8 hours that'd be pretty impressive given the competition.

Other specifications include Intel's GMA3150 graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 1024x600 native resolution, 160+ GB hard drive, three USB 2.0 ports, a VGA output, mic in/audio out, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, a 1.3MP webcam and a 3 or 6 cell battery. The only real downside is Windows 7 Starter; we would've loved to have seen Win7 Home Premium onboard, but either way we suspect this will ship soon at a reasonable price point.

MSI Wind U160DX
High Tech Work of Art Out To Steal Your Heart

MSI’s stylish “soul-catcher” Wind U160DX is a high tech piece of art. Thin and light, it features Intel ATOM processor N455 under the hood and up to 15 hours of battery time. It also comes with MSI’s TDE (Turbo Drive Engine) technology to boost processing performance. It’s the ultimate blend of technology and art.

Taipei—Meticulously crafted, MSI’s Wind U160DX netbook has received Germany’s iF Product Design Award and drawn attention from all quarters around the world. Boasting a leap in performance capabilities, the Wind U160DX supports DDR3 system memory and comes with the Intel ATOM processor N455 with MSI’s own TDE (Turbo Drive Engine) technology. Sheathed in MSI’s own Color Film Print technology, the Wind U160DX is less than one-inch thin and tips the scales at a mere 1kg. Slender, feather-light, beautiful, and perfect in every detail—the Wind U160DX was crafted to steal your heart and soul.

MSI Marketing Director Sam Chern points out that the experience and craftsmanship that went into MSI’s chic, easy-to-use Wind U160DX has created a product with all-new features, including a 10.1” power-saving LED screen with a refresh rate of 8 milliseconds—twice as fast as similar products on the market, an independent chiclet keyboard, a seamless touchpad, a striking exterior, and a battery that holds a 15-hour charge—enough for all day.


The ultimate blend of technology and art

All-new design, in a class its own: The feather-light Wind U160DX features a unique display axle, blue LED power indicator, and your choice of either gold or onyx color film print. The MSI logo exudes a silvery glow when the netbook is being powered up and the areas on either side of the touchpad are coated with color film print to protect against scratches and wear. Meticulously crafted, the Wind U160DX is an elegant piece of work in a class of its own.

Unique chiclet keyboard: The U160DX also comes with MSI’s chiclet keyboard with each key independent from the others for solid, silent typing. Every stroke of the keyboard underscores the dedication put into both R&D and production, a spirit best characterized by MSI’s motto “Insist on the Best.”

Attention to details for a more comfortable experience

Wide seamless touchpad: The Wind U160DX comes equipped with MSI’s seamless especially widened for a chic yet unpretentious keyboard area.

10.1” LED screen refreshes in only 8 milliseconds: The Wind U160DX comes with a power-sipping 10.1” LED backlit display that refreshes in only eight milliseconds—more than two times faster than traditional laptops. It offers a smooth, clear, crisp picture when you watch movies and animation as well as more details and richer colors. Now, you can have cinema-quality visual entertainment on a netbook.

Breaking performance barriers

Intel’s latest ATOM processor N455: The Wind U160DX employs Intel’s Pine Trail platform with the new generation power-sipping Intel ATOM processor N455 that supports DDR3 system memory for outstanding performance.

TDE turbo technology: The Wind U160DX features MSI’s epoch-making TDE (Turbo Drive Engine) technology which can crank up the overclocking to instantly enhance the netbook’s processing performance, maximizing its hardware capabilities. It supports up to 2GB of DDR3 system memory for the ultimate in light and fast mobile computing.

15 hours of extended battery power*

ECO Engine power saving technology: MSI’s exclusive ECO Engine technology allows the user to effectively extend the Wind U160DX’s battery life with the touch of a finger. You can choose from among five power management levels—Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office, and Turbo Battery. Actual tests have shown that the MSI Wind U160DX’s battery power lasts up to 15 hours on one charge, allowing you to leave the cables behind.

Supports 3.5G mobile network: Not only does the Wind U160DX supply 15 hours of continuous battery power, it offers full wireless network connectivity, including internal 802.11 b/g/n wireless network and Bluetooth v2.1+EDR. It also supports 3.5G mobile network for quick and easy connection to high speed wireless networks anywhere, anytime, allowing you to communicate with the world and enjoy the future of computing today.
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