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MSI Wind U115 Hybrid Priced and Dated for UK


MSI Wind U115 Hybrid Priced and Dated for UK

If you need a netbook with 12 hours of battery life then the MSI Wind U115 could be the sub-notebook for you once it launches in May.

The U115 is able to achieve its longevity thanks to its combination of an SSD and a mechanical drive which can be deactivated via a keyboard shortcut. A possible downside thereof is that the U115 only offers 8GB of solid-state storage so most applications and data will need to be kept on the 160GB drive.

Powering the U115 is a 1.60GHz Atom Z530 CPU and 1GB of RAM alongside Intel's US15W chipset providing hardware decoding of H.264, MPEG-2, VC1 and WMV9 video up to 720p. The U115's 10in screen has an unsurprising 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution, with connectivity provided by three USB ports, Ethernet and Draft-N WiFi.

As great as 12-hours of (potential) battery life could be, though, the £499 MSRP is likely to put many potential buyers off.


April 3, 2009, 12:53 am

"As great as 12-hours of (potential) batty life could be,..."


Whoa, deja vu.


April 3, 2009, 3:46 pm

...which could be upped further with a Cortex A8 chip...

I won't bother with a netbook until those are used, personally. They don't even need fans!


April 3, 2009, 7:14 pm

&#163300 is the most I would pay for a netbook... I'm waiting till some one makes the right one. It should have 2Gb of ram, 10 inch 720p 16:9 screen, HSDPA, n wifi and at least a 8 hour battery. A small 9400m type gpu, a dual core atom and Windows 7 would have me go to around &#163350.

...I'm probably going to be waiting a while.

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