MSI updates the Wind U270 netbook
MSI will soon start selling an updated Wind U270 netbook. Apparently, the new model will become commercially available on May 18 in Japan and will have a starting price of 46,800 JPY (about $590).
Just to jog your memory, the 2011 U270 was equipped with an AMD E-450 processor and Radeon HD 6320 graphics. In addition, it had an 11.6-inch glossy LCD widescreen display of HD native resolution (1366-by-768 pixels).
Now, the maker will presumably keep the same panel and offer the Wind mini-notebook with a 2012 Brazos AMD E2-1800 APU that houses two Bobcat processing cores operating at a frequency of 1.7GHz. Furthermore, the chip (40nm technology) features two threads, 1MB L2 cache, 18W max. TDP and the integrated Radeon HD 7340 video card.
Users are further provided with 2GB of internal DDR3 memory, a 320GB mechanical hard drive (5400RPM) and a Windows Home Premium 64-bit operating system. The updated MSI Wind U270 also packs Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR adapters, a 6-in-1 memory card reader slot, and a 1.3MP front-facing web camera for video chats.
According to the official specs’ sheet, the netbook measures 31mm at its thickest point and weighs 1.39kg with the built-in battery that has an autonomy period of up to 4.6 hours on a single charge.