MSI Wind U120 Netbook Steps Up, Ships Out

MSI did the right thing by beefing up its Wind U100 with a six-cell battery and a 160GB hard drive, but in doing so, it took a fair amount of thunder away from the machine's successor. The Wind U120 keeps the same 10 inch LCD, 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1.3 megapixel camera and 4-in-1 card reader, though it does include Bluetooth as a standard option.

It's widely speculated that the U120 is a simple stopgap between the aging U100 and MSI's true next-generation netbook, but for those in need of a small machine right now, it still offers plenty of value. For $469.99, the freshest Wind can be yours, complete with a more mature, classy enclosure and a nagging feeling that it will be outdated just as soon as CeBIT starts up in March. Have a closer look at the Wind U120's stylish exterior over at Engadget.

Complete specifications of MSI's Wind U120:
  • Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz Processor
  • 512 KB L2 Cache, 533 MHz Bus speed
  • 1024 MB DDR2 (PC2-5300) RAM
  • 160 GB SATA Hard Drive
  • 10" WSVGA (1024 x 600) LED Backlit Display
  • Two internal Speakers
  • Built-in 1.3 Megapixel Web camera and Microphone
  • Facial Recognition Software for Security
  • Built-in 802.11b/g/n Wireless
  • 10/100 Ethernet LAN
  • Integrated Bluetooth
  • 4-in-1 Card Reader: SD, Multimedia Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro
  • 3 x USB 2.0, Headphone out; Microphone-in, VGA, RJ-45
  • Approximate Unit Dimensions: 10.23" (L) x 7.08" (D) x 1.24" (H)
  • Approximate Unit Weight: 2.6 Pounds