MSI Wind U100: 10.2″ Ultraportable Notebook PC at Computex 2008

MSI Wind
Display: 10″ (10.2″)
Pixel Format: 1024 x 600
Backlight: LED
Webcam: 1.3MP
CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom
RAM: Up to 2GB DDR2 667MHz
Storage: 80GB 2.5″ HD
Ports: VGA, USB (3), Audio-In/Out, RJ45
Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi (802.11b/g)
Color: Imperial Black, Angelic White, Loving Pink, etc.
Battery: 5.5 hours (operational)
Weight: 1kg
Availability: June 16, 2008 (XP), Summer 2008 (Linux)
Price: $399 (Linux), $499 (XP)

MSI Wind 10.2

MSI revealed its Wind ultraportable notebook PC during Computex 2008. The Wind sports a 10″ TFT LCD (most likely 10.2″ to be exact, much like the Eee PC 1000) and weighs around 1kg. The 10.2″ LCD sports a pixel format of 1024 x 600, which is perfect for surfing the net on these lightweight devices. The LED backlight should help in conserving energy. Updated with new pictures after the jump.

What’s interesting is that according to the company the exterior is scratch-proof. Now that’s an important development. The colors are pretty unique and it’s interesting to note that black is associated with bad as in Star Wars Imperial bad. The ultraportable notebook PC market is getting really crowded with rumors of Sony getting into the action.

Update 2008.06.03 9:36AM PST
According to Gizmodo, the folks over at Laptop Magazine gave the MSI Wind a strong 4.5 out of five. Here’s a quote from the review:

If there were a Survivor: The Mini-Notebook series, and each of the ultra-low-cost notebooks were incrementally eliminated, the MSI Wind NB would be the one left standing. Unlike its competitors, the Wind NB offers the complete package, including an adult-size keyboard, a larger 10-inch screen, and a very capable Atom processor. This system’s solid performance, stellar 5-plus hours of battery life, and $499 price make it the best all-around mini-notebook to date.

Source: AVING, Engadget

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