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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 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 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 U110 and U115 netbooks added to line up

MSI Wind U110 and U115 netbooks added to line up

Just last week we heard about the upcoming MSI Wind U120, which will be making its grand debut at CES 2009. But now it looks as if two more netbooks will be added to MSI's U Series including the MSI U110 and the MSI U115.

The MSI U115 is really quite different. It features a SSD and a hard drive. So, the OS would then be installed on the SSD, but all of your data and information would be stored on a larger hard drive. This makes sense insofar as it will keep the price down and allow you room to save data, but doesn't it seem a bit counterproductive to save your data on the drive that can be scratched or ruined?

You will have several options with the U115, including a 8GB SSD/80GB HDD, a 16GB SSD/120GB HDD or a 32GB SSD/160GB HDD. The MSI Wind U110 does not have the SSD configurations. However, both models feature Atom processors and have 10-inch screens.

ASUS confirm touchscreen Eee PCs, Windows 7 in 2009

ASUS confirm touchscreen Eee PCs, Windows 7 in 2009

The Eee PC will get at least two touchscreen variants announced in early 2009, with both convertible and standard notebook form-factor designs being explored.  That's the latest news from ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, who has been sharing some more details about what's become the largest netbook range on the market.  As well as the touchscreen models, ASUS have obviously decided to take Steve Ballmer at his word and miss Windows Vista out completely; instead, they're planning to introduce Windows 7 to netbooks in the second half of 2009.

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