Last week a version of the MSI Wind with a 6-cell battery showed up online for $570. While MSI had originally promised to release the Wind with a 6-cell battery for $499, the company scaled back its plans before launch date due to a battery shortage. If you’re lucky enough to have found an MSI Wind in stock pretty much anywhere, odds are you found a 3-cell version for $479 or $499. That led to an obvious question: Had MSI actually raised the price of the 6-cell version, or was one retailer playing fast and loose with the pricing on a rare computer?
Turns out the truth is probably a bit of both. Laptop Magazine is reporting that MSI has confirmed a $50 price hike for the 6-cell Wind. That means you probably won’t find the laptop anywhere for less than $550. No word on why Mwave, the first retailer I’ve found to actually ship a few units before running out of stock, decided to boost the price by an additional $20. My guess? Because they could.