MSI announces MSI U115 Hybrid netbook

MSI U115 Hybrid

MSI has unveiled a successor to its Wind U100 netbook and it should continue to cement MSI’s reputation in the rapidly growing netbook market. The MSI U115 Hybrid is more than just a simply hardware upgrade to the U100.

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.

The operating system will sit on the SSD while the hard drive will be used for file storage. According to MSI, the use of the SSD for the operating system will make it much faster while using less power. Further battery savings will be achieved with “ECO on Mode” which will temporarily disconnect the HDD when not needed.

The U115 will be powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor and Windows XP Home. It will come with 1GB RAM (up to 2GB supported), a 10-inch WVGA LED backlit display, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, 1.3MP and 2MP webcam options, a 4-in-1 card reader, and a three-cell battery with a 6-cell battery option. Two models will be offered: The first will come with a 120GB HDD and 8GB SSD while the second will sport a 160HDD and 16GBSSD combination.

MSI has yet to provide details on when the U115 Hybrid will be available and for how much.

MSI is also expected to unveil the MSI Wind U120.

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