MSI Wind netbook

Monday, November 3, 2008 Leave a Comment

MSI (Micro-Star International) has added netbooks in its product list recently. The MSI Wind netbook comes in two versions U90 and U100, both of them differ mainly in screen size.

The U90 and U100 both have the same specifications except that U90 is a 9 inch laptop while the U100 is a 10 inch laptop. The wind netbooks are powered by Intel's Atom 270 processor and have a memory option of 512 MegaBytes or 1 GigaBytes. The hard-disk drive capacity stands at 80 GigaBytes of SATA technology.

Like most of the netbooks, the MSI comes with a webcam, ethernet, wifi, card-reader, optional bluetooth support. The weight of the netbook with a 3-cell battery totals to just a little under 1 Kilogram, which is great for a netbook.

The U90 and U100 come in Angel White, Empire Black, Romantic Pink, Wind for Love color flavors. While the U100 has an additional color called Noble Red.
More detailed specs are listed below.

MSI Wind U90 and U100 Specifications:
CPU: Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz (533Mhz FSB/512KB cache)
RAM: 512MB or 1 GB DDR2 667Mhz
Chipset: Intel 945GSE+ICH7M
Weight: 1 Kg
Screen size: 8.9 inch (U90), 10 inch (U100) 1024 x 600 resolution LCD panel
Other Features:
  • Intel 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN card
  • Ethernet 10/100 Mbps LAN
  • Optional Bluetooth
  • 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MSpro)
  • 0.3 or 1.3 MegaPixel Web Camera
  • Integrated stereo speakers
  • Includes Windows XP Home
  • 3-cell lithium battery
I/O Ports:
  • 3 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x Integraded 10/100 LAN (RJ45)
  • 1 x 15-pin VGA video connector
  • 1 x line out
  • 1 x mic-in
  • 1 x Card Reader
  • 1 x AC adapter connector
Price: Starting at US $400