MSI has unveiled the Wind NetTop D130 computer, which is a low profile desktop PC using a low power Intel Atom 330 dual core CPU. That makes the D130 one of the first computers to use a dual core Atom processor. Unfortunately the chip is only available for desktops. There’s no dual core version of the Intel Atom processor for laptops or netbooks yet.
It’s worth keeping in mind that dual core chips tend to use more power, but don’t necessarily offer a huge performance boost over single core processors. But I would expect this computer to handle multi-tasking a bit better than its predecessor, and to perform particularly well with applications designed to take advantage of dual core
The MSI Wind D130 comes with 2G of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, a 4-in-1 card reader, 6 USB ports, a VGA output, 7.1 channel audio, and a DVD Super Multi Drive. 802.11b/g WiFi is also available as an option. The computer uses just around 35W of power, not counting the energy used by whatever monitor you plug in.