Thursday, May 13th 2010

MSI Wind U250 AMD Vision Notebook Pictured

MSI's upcoming CULV notebook based on the AMD platform make its first public appearance at an event conducted by AMD in Paris. The Wind U250 is a 12.1-inch notebook is powered by an AMD Athlon II Neo K325 processor that runs at 1.3 GHz, which is aided by 4 GB of memory, DirectX 10.1 compliant graphics, and offers 320 GB of storage. The 12.1 inch display is likely to have a resolution of 1366x768 pixels. It comes with Windows 7 pre-installed. MSI may release it sometime this summer. More images at the source.

Source: NewGadgets.de
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41 Comments on MSI Wind U250 AMD Vision Notebook Pictured

#1
Caonima
Good,gooder,goodest.Hahahaha.:roll:
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#2
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
wow this is a nice netbook!
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#3
ToTTenTranz
So many design wins and no XGP port anywhere...

WTF AMD?
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#4
a_ump
Another AMD based notebook woot :D
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#5
CharlO
Wait, way 1.3Ghz?? Seryously! Nevertheless hope get better, cause if I get a notebook, will be AMD or ARM :P
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#6
Fourstaff
by: CharlO
Wait, way 1.3Ghz?? Seryously! Nevertheless hope get better, cause if I get a notebook, will be AMD or ARM :P
Its probably going to beat the crap out of Atom and some more.
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#7
Meizuman
Now this is a netbook (or should I say ultra portable?) that I could consider buying...
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#8
arnoo1
is it just me or is amd notebooks/netbooks use less just give me a intel single core cpu
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#9
Necrofire
Not until I hear battery life
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#10
Dimi
Why does this look so thick?
It looks as thick as the PSU.
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#11
theonedub
habe fidem
by: Fourstaff
Its probably going to beat the crap out of Atom and some more.
Exactly. Any CULV (even the single cores) run circles around even the dual core Atoms. My SU3500 Core 2 Solo was so much faster than the Atoms I tested, and I found my sweet spot with my Lenovo w/ SU7300 Core 2 Duo. Plus CULVs still have great battery life!

I would like to get a chance to try out AMDs CULV processors too, but with the i5 CULVs right around the corner.. :D
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#12
cool_recep
yo, this is sick bro. I like the design. right on
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#13
devguy
IMHO, all comes down to price / battery life. If I see $399-449 with 4 hours + battery life, this will be a winner for sure! Not only will the Athlon II kick the crap out of any Atom, but the HD 3200, while still pretty weak, will annihilate the GMA 950 or 4500.

Noise is also a concern; my Dell Mini 9 has no moving parts (not even a fan) and I like it that way. HP MiniNotes I've played with are actually pretty noisy.
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#14
TheLaughingMan
by: CharlO
Wait, way 1.3Ghz?? Seryously! Nevertheless hope get better, cause if I get a notebook, will be AMD or ARM :P
While only 1.3 Ghz, it is a dual core processor. The low clock speed will keep down power use and heat. The dual core should help a lot for multitasking. And 1.3 Ghz is more than enough for a netbook to do what it will be bought to do.

It is good to see AMD finally gave up that crap about not considering Netbooks a market they need to focus attention on. They should just admit they got caught with their pants down and didn't have anything for this market at the time.

Nice, but still no Netbook for me.
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
thats a lot of power for a netbook.

dual core athlon II w/ radeon 4200 based graphics? yeah, thats beastly for a ULV netbook.
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#17
Wile E
Power User
Not really a netbook. Too big to be a netbook. This is an ultraportable.
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#18
Fourstaff
by: pr0n Inspector


15W... lame
Well, the most power hungry Atom (D510) takes in ~10-13w, so I think its passable.
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#19
Mussels
Moderprator
dont forget its as 12" screen, so that gives room for a larger battery than the atom systems - you may get the same amount of battery life as a more compact atom system
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#21
theonedub
habe fidem
Those are good numbers by AMD, but Intel is still ahead in TDP in their CULVs. The SU3500 and SU7300 I mentioned earlier are 5.5W and 10W respectively :cool: (yes I am bias :laugh:)
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#22
Necrofire
by: theonedub
Those are good numbers by AMD, but Intel is still ahead in TDP in their CULVs. The SU3500 and SU7300 I mentioned earlier are 5.5W and 10W respectively :cool: (yes I am bias :laugh:)
I agree that Intel has the upper hand in CPU TDP.
Though, afaik AMD has superior chipsets, both graphics and TDP.

I'm betting that I could use PhenomMsrTweaker to drop the voltage on the cpu anyway, lowering the overall power :D
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#23
dimensi
damn, where to get that wallpaper?
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#25
Mussels
Moderprator
and from what i've heard, atom has no idle capability at all - it just sits there at full volts and clocks at all times.
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