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MSI Wind Mini-notebook Price and Specs Revealed

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  1. malware New Member

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    More info on the very first MSI Wind mini-notebook series was revealed today. During an interview with LAPTOP Magazine, MSI’s Director of US Sales Andy Tung shared that the Wind will come in two LED-backlit display-size variations: an 8.9-inch and a 10-inch. The 10-inch model will be available in USA only, starting from June 3rd. The mini-laptops are set to range in price from $399 to $549 depending on the configuration and the OS they come with. A Linux version, running Novel's SUSE with 512MB RAM and 80GB HDD as well as a Microsoft Windows XP version with 1GB RAM, an 80GB hard drive, and Bluetooth will be available for purchase. Both models will be upgradable to 320GB in HDD capacity. All models will come in four different colors, including black, white, silver, and pink. In addition Wind minis will feature a standard six-cell battery, that will keep them alive for almost 6 hours. Check out the full interview and a giant image gallery here.

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    Linux Version ($399)
    CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom
    Operating System: Linux Novell SUSE
    Chipset: 945GMS+ ICH7-M
    Display: 10-inch/ 1024×600
    Hard Disk Drive: 80GB / 2.5” SATA
    VGA: UMA
    Memory: 512MB DDR2/ 667MHz
    Card Reader: 4-in-1 (SD,MMC,MS, MS Pro)
    USB Ports: 3
    Mic-in/Headphone
    Webcam: 1.3 MP
    WLAN: 802.11b/g
    Bluetooth: No
    Battery: Three Cells / 2.5 hrs
    Dimension: 10.23 x 7.08 x 0.748 inches
    Weight 2.3 lbs

    Windows XP Version
    CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
    Chipset: 945GMS+ ICH7-M
    Display: 10-inch/ 1024×600
    Hard Disk Drive: 80GB / 2.5” SATA
    VGA: UMA
    Memory: 1GB DDR2/ 667MHz
    Card Reader: 4-in-1 (SD,MMC,MS, MS Pro)
    USB Ports: 3
    Mic-in/Headphone
    Webcam: 1.3 MP
    WLAN: 802.11b/g
    Bluetooth: Yes
    Battery: Six Cells / 5.5 hrs
    Dimension: 10.23 x 7.08 x 0.748-inches
    Weight 2.6 lbs

    Source: LAPTOP Magazine
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    Those specs arent half bad! Glad it uses XP too, might be a good gift for someone.
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    "Do you like my Wind?" guffaw-guffaw

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    I tried the ASUS eee today. i was quite impressed. The screen WAS too small for extended use. But it was quite speedy given the size and price. BUT and a big BUT is that the mouse button was very very heavy to click. A real productivity spoiler. I wont get one, due to this single handicap only. So I'll take a look at the Wind when it is in stores.

    "Have you got the Wind?" guffaw-guffaw.

    PR department should fall on swords for that marketing blunder.
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    juts wondering what is the max clocked atom that the sell like is there upgradability for this?
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    Max clocked Atom is 1.86 GHz. I don't see why they're putting DDR2-667 into it, because the CPU only has a 533 MHz FSB. Faster RAM just adds to the cost...

    Is the post-release Atom faster than the pre-release? According to the pre-release bench marks, the 900 MHz Celeron M in the Asus EEE was faster than the 1.66 GHz Atom using SuperPi as benchmarking. Hopefully the post-release Atom has the speed issues sorted.

    Also, how much is the XP version?

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