Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
06/03/08 01:46 PM
MSI Launches 10" Wind Notebook with Intel Atom CPU

MSI Computer announces the official launch of the much anticipated Wind Notebook. The Wind, an acronym for "Wi-Fi Network Device," is the first 10" notebook to feature the speedy new Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor. Here is more info:



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 www.msimobile.com. The Linux based models of the Wind will be available at the same site later this summer for $399 MSRP.


MSI Wind Notebook Specs (Windows Version):

CPU: Intel Atom 1.6 GHz
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Chipset: Intel 945GMS, ICH7-M
Display: 10"W (1024?600) LED
VGA: UMA
Memory: 1GB DDR2/ 667MHz
Hard Drive: 80G / 2.5? SATA
Battery: 6 Cells / 5.5 hrs
WLAN: 802.11b/g
Bluetooth: Yes
Webcam: 1.3m
Dimensions: 10.23" x 7.08" x 0.748" ~1.24"
Weight: 2.6lbs
Available Colors: White, Black, and Pink
MSRP: $499



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