The successor to the first MSI Wind netbook/UMPC is due to hit U.S. stores for the holiday season.
The specifications are as follows:
* CPU: 1.6GHZ Intel Atom
* Graphics: Intel GMA950
* Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM
* Display: 10 inches (1,024 x 600) LCD
* Hard drive: 160 GB
* Multimedia: 4-in-1 (SD/MMC/MS/XD) card reader
* Connections: USB 2.0 (three ports), Mic-in, headphone
* Battery: 6-Cell (about five hours)
* Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V2.0EDR
* Modem: Intel WiMAX Technology / 3.5G (HSDPA) Solution
* Camera: 1.3-megapixel webcam
* Dimensions: 10.23 x 7.08 x 0.38 ~ 1.29 inches
* Weight: 3 pounds (with battery)
More MSI Wind after the Jump.
Not much has changed from the previous model. The main difference is that the standard configuration ships with 160GB (as opposed to 80GB in the older Wind), and there’s an option to add a 3.5G modem. Other than that, MSI slightly altered the appearance of the netbook: The older Wind was all white or all black with rounded corners; the new one has straight edges and is all white with black accents.
The company hasn’t announced an official price yet, but a spokesman said the Wind U120 will be “significantly under $600.” The current U100 model is selling for roughly $400, and I think we can expect to see a similar price tag. There isn’t an official release date, either, but MSI said the netbook will hit stores sometime mid-December.