Amazon is now accepting orders for the MSI Wind. For $499 you can order the black model with Windows XP and a 3-cell battery. Amazon says the computer will ship within 3 to 5 weeks. While there are product pages for the white and pink models, you cannot preorder these versions yet. Or you could place an order directly from the MSI Shop where you’ll apparently save $20. MSI is selling the same computer for $479.

The company dropped the price a bit when it made the decision to ship the Wind notebook with 3-cell batteries instead of 6, due to a global battery shortage. It’s not clear why that price change isn’t reflected at Amazon.

The MSI Shop gives an estimated ship date of July 7th. It’s possible that Amazon is just being conservative with its 3 to 5week ship date. After all, the Wind was supposed to be available on June 16th, but that date has already been pushed back twice.

[via I4U News]

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One reply on “Amazon starts taking MSI Wind preorders”

  1. Brad –
    Very interesting Wind configuration is available now at J&R.com: Intel Atom 1.6 GHz / 1GB RAM / 80GB Hard Drive / 1.3 Webcam / 802.11AGN / Bluetooth / 4-in-1 Card Reader / 3-Cell Battery / Vista Home Premium

    https://www.jr.com/msi-microstar/pe/MSR_U100035LA/

    I didn’t think they were going to release a Vista version at all – but when I called them they insisted the specs were correct and the model number is different than the amazon one. Seen any performance specs with Vista?

    FDAMAN

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