In addition to the two new mini-laptops MSI recently unveiled, the company is showing off several new nettop, low profile desktop computers. We’ve seen some of the MSI nettops before, including the iMac lookalike MSI introduced a few weeks ago.
But there are also a few new computers in the works, including the MSI WInd Box, which is a tiny, thin computer that actually looks a lot like a laptop with its lid, battery and keyboard ripped off. And that’s kind of what it is. If you look at the side of the computer, you’ll notice that the USB ports, VGA output, and SD card reader are all in pretty much the same position as they would be on an MSI Wind U100 netbook.
The nettop’s low profile form factor makes it ideal for mounting on the back of a monitor, or shoving below your desk.
The MSI Wind Box sports a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, 802.11b/G WiFi and runs Windows XP. Other models will be available with more RAM and larger hard drives. The base model will sell for 200 Euros or about $258.