Wind U180: MSI renews interest into the fading pint-sized notebooks
It would be bold to think that netbooks would survive? Of course, the growing trend and plummeting prices of tablet PCs and then the launch of Intel’s Ultrabook bandwagon, nothing more would have discontinued the netbook form factor. Well, not so fast, Cedar Trail has suddenly renewed attention on the fading teeny-sized notebooks, for another extra generation at least. One of the dynamic forces in the netbook class, MSI – just released its new Wind U180 for 2012.
Thoroughly built by MSI for 2012, “The Wind U180, brings a novel zenith in PC technology, providing both performance and sensational pleasing appearances,” MSI alleges. “It sports a minimalist dark, creamish white or violet, and in less that an inch thin, it tips the scales at about 1kg, and is covered in MSI’s own striking IMR color film stamp to avert scratches and stains.”
Intel’s Cedar Trail platform doesn’t only pleases the eye, but it steals the show as well. The Wind U180 sports either an Intel Atom N2600 (1.6GHz) or N2800 (1.86GHz) CPU nestled into Intel’s NM10 chipset running GMA 3650 graphics inbuilt, memory of up to 2GB of DDR3-800/1066MHz, SATA hard drive 250GB/320GB 2.5-inch, (2-in-1)memory card reader, a duo of an HDMI port, USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 0.3MP webcam, HD audio, 6-cell battery, and of course, Windows 7 Starter operating system.