Hannspree are hoping to catch up with the netbook crowd with their own model, the HANNSnote SN10E1. A rebadged MSI Wind, the HANNSnote has the same old specs that have now etched themselves into our weary brains: Intel's Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 10-inch 1024 x 600 display.
MSI have announced an updated version of its Wind U100 netbook, complete with new color options and up to 7hrs battery life. The MSI Wind U100 PLUS now comes in "Rose Champagne" and "Metallic Blue" (the original three colors are still available) and uses the Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor, but still has the 10-inch 1024 x 600 display of its predecessor.
After MSI confirmed the US specs for their Wind U123 netbook and larger X-Slim X320 and X340 ultraportables yesterday, we were keen to spend some hands-on time with the slick notebooks. Of the selection, the MSI X-Slim X340 is undoubtedly our favorite, but there's plenty to recommend the others: how about 5.5hrs runtime from the 6-cell battery, or 8.5hrs from the 9-cell, on the Wind U123?
Video demo after the cut
MSI have announced full specifications for their Wind U123 netbook and X-Slim X320 & X340 ultraportable notebooks. As in Japan, the 10.2-inch U123 has the Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor, WWAN and a TV-tuner; meanwhile the X-Slim X320 has an Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz processor and optional 3G/WiMAX. The X-Slim X340 uses Intel's SU3500 CULV processor.
MSI's Wind Top AE1900 touchscreen all-in-one had its official launch yesterday, and already we're seeing the first hands-on reports. Section Addiction caught up with the 18.5-inch nettop, going so far as to check out its power demands, fan noise, and the possibility of 1080p on the Atom-based PC.
MSI have officially announced their latest touchscreen nettop all-in-one, the MSI Wind Top AE1900. First spotted on the company's Japanese site back in February, the 18.5-inch nettop has a single-core Intel Atom 230 processor, up to 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive, together with a DVD burner.
The first MSI Wind netbook to use Intel's Atom N280 processor, the U123, will go on sale in Japan on April 11th, priced at 49,800 yen ($507). The netbook has a 10-inch WSVGA display and comes as standard with 1GB of RAM, though unlike other Wind netbooks the U123 will support up to 2GB.
MSI's Wind U115 Hybrid has already won netbook kudos with its whopping 13hr runtime from a single battery charge, but until now we've not seen it unboxed. UMPC Fever do the honors, but where most of us put away the scissors once the packaging is done with, they get out the screwdriver and strip the Wind U115 down to its Hybrid Storage.
Unboxing gallery after the cut