MSI Wind Box DE200 nettop with ATI graphics

May 29, 2009
MSI Wind Box DE200 nettop with ATI graphics

Hot on the heels of ASUS' new Eee Box nettops comes rival MSI's new Wind Box DE200.  Sporting a new tapered design that reminds me of a Cylon's helmet, the Wind Box DE200 pairs Intel's Atom 230 1.6GHz processor with an ATI Radeon HD 4350 GPU and HDMI output.

Other specs include 1GB of DDR2 memory, a 3.5-inch 160GB hard-drive and WiFi b/g/n.  The HDMI port shares space with a VGA port, making the DE200 equally happy as a low-power desktop PC as it is an entry-level HTPC.

We're not expecting the same graphics performance that you might get from an NVIDIA Ion-based nettop like the Acer AspireRevo, but the Radeon should still offer a pleasant shove over Intel's integrated chipsets.  The MSI Wind Box DE200 will run Windows XP Home and be available in four colors - red, blue, white and black - but we don't yet have any idea of pricing or availability.


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