MSI formally announces Wind low cost notebook series

MSI Wind

MSI has formally announced its Wind series of low-cost notebooks. Living in the new age of the internet, every person has the needs for effective internet connection both at professionally and personally. MSI offers the new Wind Notebook to meet the demands of the modern people, in providing a lighter and more convenient notebook computer. The MSI Wind is clearly designed to compete against the ASUS Eee PC and the press release focuses on its advantages over its competitor without naming it.

The Wind will weigh about 1 kilogram or 2.2 pounds (about the same as the Eee) but will come with either an 8.9-inch or 10-inch display (running a resolution of 1024x 600) to provide better comfort while viewing or reading. It also features embedded LED power-saving backlight technology and a more spacious keyboard than the Eee PC. It comes with a 2.5-inch 80GB hard drive, unlike its other competitors that has compromised the memory capacity to decrease in size. The only operating system announced so far is Windows XP. Other details, such as processors and RAM have yet to be confirmed.

According to the DigiTimes, the price will range between USD$470 and USD$1100 (about €299 to €699).

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