msi-wind-u200MSI may be preparing to launch a 12 inch laptop that looks a lot like the company’s MSI Wind netbooks on the outside, but which is packed with goodies that you won’t find on any netbook. Engadget Chinese snagged a photo and the rumored specs for the device which hasn’t officially been announced yet.

If the information is correct, the MSI Wind U200 will have an Intel Penryn ULV SFF 723 CPU, a 12 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, Intel GMA4500M graphics, 2GB of RAM, and a 250GB hard drive. It’ll ship with 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0 and run Windows Vista Home. The computer will reportedly run Windows Vista Home Premium, which makes sense because the specs are too powerful for the laptop to qualify for Microsoft’s discounted Windows XP license. It’ll weigh 3.1 with a 3 cell battery, making the Wind U200 a bit heavier than most 10 inch netbooks, but still a hair lighter than the 3.2 pound Asus Eee PC 1000HE.

Engadget Chinese says the laptop could sell for about $700.

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6 replies on “MSI Wind U200 leaked – the Wind U100’s big, non-netbook brother?”

  1. If netbooks get ~3 hours for a 3 cell battery, I can only imagine that a traditional notebook (even with ULV chips) will get sub ~2 hours and that’s just fantastic. I could maybe type an email before the battery dies.

    Unless it is a lithium-polymer in which case it maaaaaay get better life but still nothing actually good for regular use. (Macbooks use Lithium polymer batteries and those get pretty good times)

  2. Sounds pretty good for a traditional laptop. The only things that would make me worry is the 3 cell battery and Vista. Of course it is easy to fix the Vista problem (linux/7RC install discs at the ready), but the 3 cell battery won’t last very long.

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