AMD Fusion powered Wind U270 now official
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While we’ve been hearing about MSI’s Fusion powered Wind notebook for quite some time now, the laptop was never actually officially announced. Even though it was previewed at CES 2011 and was mentioned even before that, MSI has only just decided to outline the laptop and specs within.
According to the press release by MSI, the Wind U270 will be powered by an AMD Fusion 1.6 GHz E-350 dual-core processor that belongs to the Zacate family; one of the two subfamilies (the other being the Ontario chip) of the Fusion Brazos architecture. Being a Fusion APU the E-350 also includes an AMD Radeon HD 6310 onboard and should support DX11 graphics. Otherwise, the Wind U270 will include a 12.1” display with a 1366x768 pixel resolution, a 250GB or 320GB HDD, USB 3.0, HDMI, a 4-in-1 card reader and a 720p capable webcam.
Some other features included with the U270 are MSI’s ECO engine and i-Charger technologies. The ECO engine offers various power management scenarios that theoretically provide the U270 with up to 8 hours of battery life on a single charge. As far as the i-Charger technology goes, it was originally designed to provide iPad’s with extra power over USB; however, according to MSI the software is compatible with any USB rechargeable device.
Although the U270 has been previewed numerous times before, it’s always good to receive official confirmation and specs from the mouth of the company itself. Unfortunately, we’re still waiting on the official pricing and confirmation to be revealed.