MSI Wind is ready for its close-up

Having been somewhat light on press images for their new Wind budget-ultraportable, MSI have gone to the other extreme with sixteen all-round shots of the white notebook.  With a design vaguely redolent of the MacBook, the Wind will be available with 8.9 or 10-inch screens (both running at 1,024 x 600 with LED backlighting), an 80GB hard-drive and running Windows XP.  It's also bristling with air vents and, running along the front edge of the keyboard, enough status LEDs to light up a disco.

Other specs include Intel's new Atom mobile processor, running at 1.6GHz, and 1GB of RAM.  Connectivity is via Bluetooth and WiFi, there's a 1.3-megapixel webcam in the screen bezel and the whole thing weighs a mere 1.2kg.  Hopefully the mouse button is hinged in the middle for both left and right clicks, rather than being a Mac-style single button.

MSI originally suggested up to 7hrs battery life from the Wind.  However, in a recent video hands-on it managed only 2.5hrs; MSI could be quoting times with some sort of auxiliary battery in place.  It will be available in Europe in June, priced somewhere between $470 and a whopping $1,110, although a release schedule for the US is as-yet unknown.

Check out the full gallery of MSI Wind photos here.

[via UMPC Portal]