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MSI Announces Hybrid Storage Netbook- MSI U115 Hybrid
      #32261 - 12/30/08 04:19 PM

MSI today announces U115 Hybrid. The very first notebook computer in the world that is capable of operating both SSD and HDD hard drives simultaneously, combining all the features of SSD and HDD in the U115 Hybrid. Here is more info on this 10-inch netbook:


- The World's First Hybrid Storage Netbook
The U115 Hybrid functions primarily with the SSD system, offering a reliable, shock-absorbent, and speedy operating environment. You have the option of choosing the SSD system while operating with Windows, and selecting the HDD hard drive for file storage. The SSD system if much faster than HDD when retrieving files and it takes up less power. It is also much more shock-absorbent while riding on the train or the MRT.

Furthermore, because of the MSI Exclusive Hybrid Storage Technology, the U115 Hybrid will temporarily disconnect the HDD system while operating in "ECO on Mode". Retrieving and storing files will all be done with the SSD system, the battery life of U115 Hybrid is super long. The HDD system can also be activated with a few simple functions for the large storage space.

- New Intel Menlow Platform with Atom Processor
It's easy to bring the Internet to more places with the Intel Menlow Platform with Atom Processor. Maximize your U115 Hybrid?s potential by staying connected whether you?re watching a movie at home, emailing from a caf? or chatting on a social networking site while on vacation. Also, you?ll be able to stream video and enjoy all your favorite online entertainment.

On the other hand, the power-efficient design enables extended battery life so you can keep on surfing, blogging, listening to music, watching video and communicating with the world as you move through your day.

- Big-Size Keyboard and Touch Pad
MSI has the same persistence for proper ergonomically design even on the keyboards of our smaller notebook computers. The keyboard of the U115 Hybrid not only has great texture, it also increased the space between the keys to 17.5mm, allowing you to be as comfortable as you can. Plus, the ingeniously designed spacebar and touchpad allow your fingers to move smoothly while avoiding strain.

- 10" Wide LCD Display
The U115 Hybrid has selected a 10" wide LCD display as oppose to the typical smaller sizes to provide better comfort while viewing or reading. In addition, the 1024x 600 resolution can relief concerns of the full display of WebPages while browsing, giving you the freedom when exploring the internet.

- The Latest in LED Power-Saving Backlight Technology
The U115 Hybrid is embedded with the LED power-saving backlight technology in providing better fullness and brightness in color, elevating the total quality of imagery. Furthermore, the lower usage of power can offer a longer operating time.

- Lightness in Design
The frame is approximately 26 centimeters in length and 18 centimeters in width. It is only 19-31.5 mm in thickness making it extremely thin. The total weight added with the battery is about 1 kilogram, making the U115 Hybrid very ideal for taking it on the go.

- The Excitement of Instant Communication
Equipped with high resolution webcam, high-performance 2 channel stereo speakers and microphone, all fitted perfectly within the framework design, expressing the slickness of technology and the elegance of modern fashion. Web-chats can be broadcasted instantly not missing one exciting moment. The photos taken is very sharp in resolution and brilliant in colors, capturing precise imagery both indoor or out, adding more fun to instant messaging.

- Wireless Internet Connection
The U115 Hybrid has the 802.11 b/g/n wireless all region internet connection and Bluetooth transmission interface, so you can enjoy the convenience of accessing the internet at home or out. There will be absolutely no obstacles getting around your daily life.

- Comprehensive Multi-Media Application Interface
U115 Hybrid offers a complete entertainment interface, which includes the 4 in 1 Card Reader (XD/SD/MMC/Memory Stick), so it may meet the standards of the mainstream memory cards, making it easy to upload digital files into the notebook computer. Our focus was on the common products in the market, such as PDA's, digital cameras, digital video cameras, digital MP3 Players, Global GPS Systems and such, also connecting to the U115 Hybrid through USB 2.0 Port. An external DVD burner may be added (optional) to play and burn important files at will.

U115 Specs:

Processor- Intel Atom Processor Z530 (1.60GHz)
Operation System- Genuine Windows XP Home
Chipset- Intel Poulsbo US15W
Memory- DDR2 533MHz , 1 GB (By module only) (Chipset support to 2GB)
LCD- 10" 1024 x 600 LCD Panel
Storage- 1. 120Gb/160Gb HDD (2.5" SATA HDD)
2. 8Gb/16Gb SSD
Card reader- 4 in 1 (XD/SD/MMC/Memory Stick)
Webcam- 2.0 M Webcam
I/O- D-sub x 1 , USB 2.0 x 3 , Mic-in , Headphone, RJ45
Battery- 3 cells / 6 cells ( option)
Wireless- 802.11b/g/n, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth V2.0EDR (option)
Webcam - 1.3 M / 2.0M (Option)
Sound- 2 speakers
Dimensions- 260 x 180 x 19-31.5mm
Weight- ~1.0 Kg (including 3 cells battery)

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