MSI Wind U230 ultraportable uses AMD Neo X2 MV40

Nov 2, 2009
MSI Wind U230 ultraportable uses AMD Neo X2 MV40

MSI have outed their latest ultraportable, and it comes as a pleasant surprise to find a chip other than Intel's Atom under the hood.  The MSI Wind U230 squeezes AMD's 1.6GHz Neo X2 MV40 processor into a 12.1-inch 1366 x 768 chassis with AMD Radeon HD3200 graphics, up to 4GB of RAM and a choice of 160GB, 250GB or 320GB hard-drives.

The ultraportable appears to be a reasonably straightforward update of the MSI Wind U210, boosting the graphics performance and switching out Vista for a Windows 7 Home Premium install.  Connectivity includes HDMI, VGA, three USB 2.0, ethernet and audio in/out, along with a multiformat card reader, while wireless includes standard WiFi b/g/n and optional Bluetooth.

Battery choices include a three cell pack or six cell pack, the former rated for up to four hours runtime which seems reasonably healthy (we're used to seeing Intel-based machines get three hours for a three cell pack).  No word on pricing, but the predictions are hovering in the early $400 region.


[via CrunchGear]

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