MSI officially unveils the Wind U180 netbook
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The Taiwan-based PC manufacturer Micro-Star International (MSI) has officially introduced another mini-notebook dubbed Wind U180 to its portfolio of netbooks. The new ultra-portable device is supposedly less than one inch thick, offers higher performance than previous generation MSI netbooks and also supports DDR3 RAM.
The latest Wind netbook will be powered by a Cedar Trail Intel Atom N2800 central processing unit which incorporates two cores (4 threads) with a clock frequency of 1.86GHz and the integrated Intel GMA3650 graphics controller that operates at 640MHz. In addition, the new U180 model is equipped with a power-saving LED backlit display that measures 10.1-inch in diagonal and has a native resolution of 1024-by-600 pixels.
According to the maker, this netbook houses 2GB of 800MHz DDR3 internal memory and a rotating hard drive with a storage capacity of either 250GB or 320GB. Users will reportedly be able stay connected by utilizing the built-in Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0+HS modules. Moreover, the mini-laptop comes with two USB ports, HDMI output, a 2-in-1 memory card reader slot (for SD and MMC) and an integrated 0.3MP web camera for video conferencing.
The Wind U180 will ship with a pre-installed Windows 7 Starter operating system and a 6-cell battery that has an autonomy period of up to 8 hours thanks to MSI's ECO power saving technology (it apparently “allows you to select from among five power management levels—Video Game, Film, Presentation, Word Processing, and Turbo Battery”).
Unfortunately, there is no word on pricing as of now.