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The World's First Hybrid Storage Netbook - MSI U115 Hybrid

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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 for your enjoyment.

With MSI Exclusive Hybrid Storage Technology, in the "ECO on" mode, the battery life of U115 Hybrid is super long. This amazing battery life can escalate the mobility and the productiveness of the U115 Hybrid, which can also make your daily lives much more convenient.

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Looks pretty slow. But its a start.

Any ideas on the price tag?
 
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It is a start just a tad mega underpowered. =/
 
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It is a start just a tad mega underpowered. =/
One of my relatives just got the U100 for christmas with similar specs (minus the hybrid storage), its incredibly quick considering. Faster than my Lappy with a 2ghz Turion X2 and 2GB Ram. Mind you XP has always been easier on hardware than Vista.
 

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I'd like to request manufacturers do not use 'super long' as a means of measuring battery life :laugh:
 

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"To Freely Play"
to freely play what exactly??? online space invaders????

I dont think a laptop like that will be 'playing' much of anything asside from the crappy yahoo/msn messenger games etc etc
 
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Warning

Please be aware that a "Z" in Intel is BAD NEWS. It means feature limited. Under chipsets, a Z usually means reduced memory map. I remember having a 440 chipset. The "Z" meant is was missing some address busses and was limited to 256MB memory map, whereas the full 440 chipset could address 1GB or 2GB. That really sucked. Because a "productivity" laptop for email and MS office doesnt need to have a very powerful CPU, but memory is important if you want to run Windows 2000/XP/2003 etc. With 256MB, anything more than Win98 and you are diskswapping the whole time.

HERE, the Atom "Z" has lost all 64-bit instructions.

Be warned.
 
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No 64-bit instructions? How am I going to work with my CAD files that need 8GB of RAM now? :p

Yeah, it sucks that Intel chopped the chipset, but I honestly don't think it makes a difference, as long as there's an appropriate chopping of price, as well.
 
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^Fair enough, but each to thier own. It's a warning to people, incl. myself, that expect any new CPU to be 64bit compatible. They arent. Personally, I dont like running multiple OS codebases. One set of drivers, one set of updates, one "build" of application software, etc. So if you are running a 64bit environment, you cant with the Atom Z series. (You can with the Atom 230/330)

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Lert me also add that for a 10" screen 1024x600 is very disappointing.

Here is a 9" screen with 1280x768 http://www.kohjinsha.com.sg/products/outline-sx.htm
 
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One of my relatives just got the U100 for christmas with similar specs (minus the hybrid storage), its incredibly quick considering. Faster than my Lappy with a 2ghz Turion X2 and 2GB Ram. Mind you XP has always been easier on hardware than Vista.
Yep lets see that with vista and see how zippy it is. :p
 
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Honestly though, who'd run vista on a netbook? Also, any ideas on the battery life or the price tag?
Will this have an effect on the price tag of the U100? Yes, I am after a netbook and need to buy one soon (case is falling off my laptop, it needs some gaffa tape surgery.
 
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Why is everyone moaning about how underpowered this "laptop" is, for starters its a netbook its not meant to be able to play all the latest games and run cad software with 8gb ram. For its use, why would you want anything more? The specs seem fine to me for web browsing office work and instant messaging/flash games etc

tbh as far as the hybrid storage it boasts i dont see the point in it myself, complete waste of money cause ill bet that has a big factor on its price which isnt offset by the benefits. Either put in an ssd or if you want more storage put in a hdd. And i agree with Exavier on the "Superlong" battery life, how long is superlong lol ?
 
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It should be superlong its not like it has a power sucking gpu and i wasnt moaning just giving my assesment thats all. :toast:
 
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Samsung NC10 manages 8 hours and honestly if a netbook doesn't go over 5 hours battery life it seems kinda pointless to me.
 
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Samsung NC10 manages 8 hours and honestly if a netbook doesn't go over 5 hours battery life it seems kinda pointless to me.
Sure about that? Even their website only says 6 hours, and that's usually at the high, high end of the spectrum of possibilities. :p
 
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