New details on MSI Wind

MSI Wind

TweakTown has landed some new details about the upcoming MSI Wind, another new competitor for the ASUS Eee PC.

The MSI Wind will be available with either Windows XP or Linux. It will come with an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor with the 945GMS graphic chipset, either a 8.9-inch or a 10-inch WSVGA (1024×600) display, up to 2GB of RAM, an 80GB 2.5-inch SATA hard drive, a 4-in-1 card reader, three USB ports, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, and a 1.3MP camera (0.3MP on the 8.9-inch model). The keyboard is a bit wider than that of the Eee, with 17.5mm wide keys and a 54mm wide touchpad. Both 3-cell and 6-cell battery options will be available. With the 3-cell battery, the Wind will weigh less than 1kg.

The 10-inch version MSI Wind should be out in mid to late May, according to TweakTown. The 8.9-inch version should follow later. These release date could be affected by the Intel Atom processor shortage. According to earlier reports, prices should range between USD$470 and USD$1100 (about €299 to €699).

TweakTown has also landed a number of pictures of the MSI Wind.

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