MSI Wind Box DE200 nettop with ATI graphics

Chris Davies - May 29, 2009
MSI Wind Box DE200 nettop with ATI graphics

Hot on the heels of ASUS’ new Eee Box nettops comes rival MSI’s new Wind Box DE200.  Sporting a new tapered design that reminds me of a Cylon’s helmet, the Wind Box DE200 pairs Intel’s Atom 230 1.6GHz processor with an ATI Radeon HD 4350 GPU and HDMI output.

Other specs include 1GB of DDR2 memory, a 3.5-inch 160GB hard-drive and WiFi b/g/n.  The HDMI port shares space with a VGA port, making the DE200 equally happy as a low-power desktop PC as it is an entry-level HTPC.

We’re not expecting the same graphics performance that you might get from an NVIDIA Ion-based nettop like the Acer AspireRevo, but the Radeon should still offer a pleasant shove over Intel’s integrated chipsets.  The MSI Wind Box DE200 will run Windows XP Home and be available in four colors – red, blue, white and black – but we don’t yet have any idea of pricing or availability.


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