MSI Wind U110 Eco gets official: 9hrs runtime

Mar 16, 2009
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Hot on the heals of the power-frugal MSI Wind U115 Hybrid netbook comes the company's more entry-level version.  The MSI Wind U110 Eco has the same 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor, 10-inch 1024 x 600 display and 1GB of memory, but lacks the U115 Hybrid's clever dual HDD/SDD storage.  Instead it has a single 160GB 2.5-inch SATA hard-drive, but according to MSI the U110 Eco can still hit 9hrs runtime from a single charge.

Otherwise specs are pretty much as you'd expect for a Wind netbook, with WiFi b/g/n, a choice of 1.3 or 2-megapixel webcams, a 4-in-1 memory card reader and gigabit ethernet.  Ports include three USB 2.0, VGA output, audio in/out and a modem; you can specify Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, too.

Graphics are courtesy of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD3200 GPU, while the chipset is Intel's Poulsbo US15W.  Either 3-cell or 6-cell batteries are available - we'd go with the larger, since the U110 Eco is all about runtime - and although pricing isn't confirmed it should be cheaper than the U115 Hybrid.

Press Release:

MSI Launch The World's Power Saving No.1 Netbook - U110 ECO

MSI today announces U110 ECO in Wind Netbook. U110 ECO is the world's power saving No.1 Netbook!

The battery life of U110 ECO is around 9 hours*. This amazing battery life can escalate the mobility and the productiveness of U110 ECO, which can also make your daily lives much more convenient.
*The Actual Capacity of the hard drive is based on the actual model.

On the other hand, U110 ECO features the Intel® Menlow Platform with Atom™ Processor, which is easy to connect to the internet for the mobile life. You may maximize your U110 ECO's potential by staying connected whether you're watching a movie at home, emailing from a café or chatting on a social networking site even on the vacation. Also, you’ll be able to stream video and enjoy all your favorite online entertainment. The power-efficient design provides longer battery life so you can keep on surfing, blogging, listening to music, watching video and communicating with the world as you move through your day.

To Freely Play
- Super Long Lasting Battery Life*
The battery life of U110 ECO is around 9 hours*. This amazing battery life can escalate the mobility and the productiveness of the U110 ECO, which can also make your daily lives much more convenient.
* The Actual battery life varies according to operating conditions and settings.

- The Excitement of Instant Communication
U110 Eco is quipped with high resolution webcam, high-performance 2 channel stereo speakers and microphone, all fitted perfectly within the framework design, expressing the slickness of technology and the elegance of modern fashion. Web-chats can be broadcasted instantly not missing any exciting moment. The photos taken are very sharp in resolution and brilliant in colors, so it's easy to capture precise imagery both indoors and outdoors to make your life more colorful.

- Wireless Internet Connection
U110 ECO has the 802.11 b/g/n wireless all region internet connection and Bluetooth transmission interface, so you can enjoy the convenience of accessing the internet anywhere. There will be absolutely no obstacles getting around your daily life.

- Comprehensive Multi-Media Application Interface
U110 ECO offers a complete entertainment interface, which includes the 4-in-1 card reader, so it is compatible to most of the mainstream memory cards, making it easy to upload digital files into the notebook computer. Moreover, U110 ECO focuses on the common products in the market to make your life easier, therefore you may connect your peripherals such as PDA's, digital cameras, digital video cameras, digital MP3 Players, Global GPS Systems…etc to U110 ECO through USB 2.0 Port. An external DVD burner may be added (optional) to play and burn important files at will.

To Freely Operate
- New Intel® Menlow Platform with Atom™ Processor
On the other hand, U110 ECO features the Intel® Menlow Platform with Atom™ Processor, which is easy to connect to the internet for the mobile life. You may maximize your U110 ECO’s potential by staying connected whether you're watching a movie at home, emailing from a café or chatting on a social networking site even on the vacation. Also, you'll be able to stream video and enjoy all your favorite online entertainment. The power-efficient design provides longer battery life so you can keep on surfing, blogging, listening to music, watching video and communicating with the world as you move through your day.

- Hard Drive with Massive Capacity
Unlike other competitors that have compromised the storage capacity to decrease in size, U110 ECO is equipped with the 2.5 inch standard hard drive〈80/120/160 GB〉*.It can operate just like regular notebooks without worrying limited storage capacity to save the greatest moments in life.
*The Actual Capacity of the hard drive is based on the actual model.

- Big-Size Keyboard and Touch Pad
MSI has the same persistence on proper ergonomically design even on the keyboards of MSI smaller notebook computers. The keyboard of U110 ECO not only has great texture, it also increases the space between the keys to 17.5mm, allowing you to be as comfortable as you can. Furthermore, with the ingeniously designed spacebar and touchpad, your fingers can move smoothly to avoid strain..

To Freely Watch
- 10" Wide LCD Display
U110 ECO has selected a 10" wide LCD display as oppose to the typical smaller sizes to provide better comfort while viewing or reading. In addition, the 1024x 600 resolution can relief concerns of the full display of WebPages while browsing, giving you the freedom when exploring the internet.

- The Latest in LED Power-Saving Backlight Technology
U110 ECO is embedded with the LED power-saving backlight technology in providing better color fullness and brightness to elevate the total quality of imagery. Furthermore, the lower usage of power can offer a longer operating time.

To Freely Go
- Lightness in Design
The frame is approximately 26 centimeters in length and 18 centimeters in width. It is only 33 mm in thickness making it extremely thin. The total weight with the battery is less than 1 kilogram, making U110 ECO very ideal for taking it on the go.


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