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MSI Wind U120 reviewed: cheap netbook let down by poor battery

MSI Wind U120 reviewed: cheap netbook let down by poor battery

MSI's original Wind U100 remains one of the best-known and better-selling netbooks, not least because MSI niftily allowed other companies to use the OEM design and rebadge it for their purposes.  Nothing lasts forever, though, and the company has a new range of netbooks out for 2009, the most distinctive of which is the MSI Wind U120.  Does a new, "businesslike" monochrome casing make all the difference?  LaptopMag have had one of the first U120's on their test bench to find out.

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MSI U120, U110 & U115 confirmed for January, plus 13-inch ultraportable U300

MSI U120, U110 & U115 confirmed for January, plus 13-inch ultraportable U300

MSI are preparing a touchscreen version of their Wind netbook, testing the waters at CES 2009 in January.  The new device - which will go head to head with ASUS' planned touchscreen ultraportables - will be one of a range of new models the company plans for the new year, including the January arrival of the U120, U110 and U115.  All three will co-exist with the current Wind U100, and be joined by a 13-inch notebook the company believes will "really surprise" would-be buyers.

MSI Wind sales up to 700k by end of year, still trail ASUS

MSI Wind sales up to 700k by end of year, still trail ASUS

Shipments of MSI's Wind netbook are predicted to reach 600,000 to 700,000 by end of year, according to a recent DigiTimes report, significantly higher than initial expectations of 500,000 units.  The sales push has been due to a surge in so-called "whitebox" vendors, who rebrand the netbook and sell it under a different name, in both Europe and Southeast Asia.

MSI Wind U120: 3.5G WWAN, ThinkPad styling & holiday launch

MSI Wind U120: 3.5G WWAN, ThinkPad styling & holiday launch

The MSI Wind U120 will target business customers, with a ThinkPad-inspired design, 10-inch display, 120GB hard-drive (with SSDs following), 1GB of RAM and 3.5G WWAN connectivity, and hit retail by November or December priced under $600.  That's the latest word from MSI Director of US Sales Andy Tung, who has been discussing the company's netbook plans after the success of the original MSI Wind U100.  He's revealed that the U120 will sit alongside, not replace, the existing U100, which itself will see a WiFi b/g/n and 160GB hard-drive update this month.

MSI Wind U120 and U91 in development: HSDPA, dual-core & more RAM

MSI Wind U120 and U91 in development: HSDPA, dual-core & more RAM

MSI's Wind netbook was the parallel success to ASUS' Eee, with the former being a single offering while the latter attempted to cater for every slight difference with dozens of models.  Now MSI are planning their next generation netbooks, with two new versions in mind: a replacement to the existing 10-inch U100, called the U120, and a new 8.9-inch U91.  Under the hood, despite the best efforts of VIA with their Nano CPU, it looks as though Intel's dual-core Atom 330 will be doing duty, with maximum RAM increased to 2GB.

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MSI claim Wind available now in US

MSI claim Wind available now in US

Having experienced multiple delays and the indignity of a downgraded battery, MSI's budget ultraportable offering, the Wind, is finally available in the US.  Intended to rival the Eee PC 1000-series, according to the company's press release the Wind should now be available both at MSI's online store as well as Newegg.com, Amazon.com, Frys.com, ZipZoomFly.com, mwave.com and buy.com.

 

MSI Wind arrives in Italy, unboxed

MSI Wind arrives in Italy, unboxed

From one MSI Wind story to another, and despite the apparent delays in shipping, Diego from Technophone has managed to acquire one of the 10-inch notebooks and has already put up his unboxing gallery.  US customers may be facing up to five weeks wait for the Wind, but someone in Italy has obviously got access to them.

Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W Review

Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W Review

In the grand scheme of netbooks, Hercules probably isn't a name you associate with budget ultraportables; the company is taking their first step into the market with the eCAFÉ EC-1000W. A 10-inch Atom N270 machine, there's little on the spec list that makes the EC-1000W stand out among the rank and rile, so is this yet another me-too model or a netbook worth considering? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Nokia Booklet 3G review

Nokia Booklet 3G review

While many scoffed at the idea of Nokia building a netbook, the idea does have its share of merits. After all, the Finnish company knows a few things about eking out runtimes from compact batteries, and with netbooks being perhaps the most likely of computing devices to be in search of mobile connectivity, stuffing them with the sort of wireless access your high-end Nokia boasts certainly makes sense. Throw in eye-catching design and you're onto a winner, right? Unfortunately, we've found the Nokia Booklet 3G falls short in other areas; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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