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MSI Wind U200 CULV ultraportable ships in 3-4 weeks

MSI Wind U200 CULV ultraportable ships in 3-4 weeks

We've not heard much regarding MSI's Wind U200, their first CULV ultraportable, since we saw it fondled on video back in May, but the 12-inch notebook seems finally to be showing up for pre-order.  German online retailer notebook.de are listing the U200 - which uses Intel's 1.3GHz Pentium US2700 processor - for €629 ($906).

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Acer & ASUS delay Android netbooks; freeze launches until Pine Trail in Q1 2010

Acer and ASUS are tipped to have frozen new netbook launches in the second half of 2009, in response to Intel’s decision to postpone the launch of the Pine Trail-M platform – of which the Atom N450 processor is a part – until Q1 2010.  As part of that, Acer’s dual-booting Android/Windows XP netbook has been postponed with no known launch date; the netbook, first shown in prototype form at Computex in June, was most recently expected to arrive in August.

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MSI Classic-series adds two new notebooks

We just talked about the new Classic series of notebooks from MSI last week. The company introduced the 14-inch CR400 model, as you might remember and they’ve revealed two new 16-inch models: the CX600 and the CR600.

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MSI R4890 Cyclone SOC video card

MSI R4890 Cyclone SOC video card

MSI have announced a new video card, the R4890 Cyclone SOC, which brings together ATI's 1GHz HD 4890 core with 800 stream processors and 1GB of GDDR5 256-bit memory.  Since cooling all that takes some effort, there's also a huge 10cm fan with four 8mm heatpipes.  That makes for the biggest fan on an HD 4890-based video card to date, and a setup which MSI claim is far quieter than rival systems.

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MSI CR400 notebook is first in Classic series

MSI revealed a brand new notebook today with their CR400. This 14-inch notebook is the first in a new series for the company called Classic and is apparently just the first in what will be an expanding line up.

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MSI X-Slim X600 in wild: Video walkaround

MSI X-Slim X600 in wild: Video walkaround

Of all of MSI's X-Slim series of ultraportables, the X600 has been perhaps the most mysterious.  All that looks set to change, however, as the first review units start to slip out: NewGadgets.de have acquired one, and recorded a full hands-on of the 24.5mm thick notebook together with a comparison to the X340.

Video hands-on after the cut

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MSI EX460 Notebook revealed

MSI is gearing up to add another notebook to their Entertainment series with the EX460. This notebook measures in at 14-inches and features an LED-backlit display along with the 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 graphics card.

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MSI X-Slim X340 gets another review: poor build & slow CPU still concerns

MSI X-Slim X340 gets another review: poor build & slow CPU still concerns

After the MSI X-Slim X340's recent frankly awful review, we've been waiting for a third-opinion and hopefully some indication that the ultraportable's poor showing was a one-off aberration.  Unfortunately, many of the critique points from that review - poor build quality, "cheap and nasty" trackpad and "tacky" keyboard - also crop up in NotebookReview's piece.

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Multitouch Windows 7 notebooks from HP, Acer & Lenovo coming; LG ultra-thin in 2H09?

Multitouch Windows 7 notebooks from HP, Acer & Lenovo coming; LG ultra-thin in 2H09?

The latest batch of new laptop and ultraportable rumors are spilling out of the Far-East, tipping new touchscreen models running Windows 7 and at least one ultra-thin from LG.  According to industry sources, HP, Acer and Lenovo have all placed orders with Taiwanese capacitive touchscreen manufacturer Cando; meanwhile MSI are said to be supplying LG with an ultra-thin notebook that will ship in the second half of 2009.

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MSI X-Slim X600 gets full specs, prices, video unboxing

MSI X-Slim X600 gets full specs, prices, video unboxing

MSI's X-Slim range is about to get a new screen option, in the shape of the 15.6-inch X600.  Notebook Italia have unboxed the biggest X-Slim in advance of its late-June European launch, finding a laptop that may not be as portable as its smaller siblings, but which is perhaps all the more usable.

Unboxing video after the cut

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MSI Wind Top AE1900 desktop PC released

MSI Wind Top AE1900 desktop PC released

If you've been on the lookout for a good quality desktop PC that has everything you need contained in one convenient package, then you'll be pleased to hear MSI just made their Wind Top AE1900 desktop PC available for purchase.

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MSI Wind Box DE200 nettop with ATI graphics

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.

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