Online retailer Mwave is selling the MSI Wind laptop with a 6 cell battery. When MSI first announced the Wind laptop, the company promised to release the computer with a 6 cell battery for a low $499 price. But thanks to a global battery shortage, when the Wind was ready to start shipping, MSI was only able to include a 3 cell battery. MSI knocked the price of the 3 cell model down to $479 and said the 6 cell version would be available in September.
But Liliputing Forum member FDAMAN alerted us to the fact that Mwave has some units in stock right now for $570. That’s actually a bit more than Newegg is charging for the Eee PC 1000H, which has nearly identical specifications. But Newegg is out of stock on the Eee PC 1000H and doesn’t have any 6 cell Wind laptops yet.
In fact, even the MSI Shop doesn’t appear to have a listing, so this looks like an Mwave exclusive for now. If you find any other stores selling a 6 cell version of the Wind, let us know in the comments. I have to say, I’m a bit disappointed about the price hike. At $499, a 10 inch laptop with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU and a 6 cell battery would have been an amazing deal,. At $570, I’m not even 100% certain it’s a good deal. What do you think?