Still, someone has to be first, right? And today DigiTimes is quoting mysterious “industry sources” that claim MSI will be the first company to launch a netbook using the upcoming Intel Atom Pine Trail-M platform.
The MSI machine will most likely also run Windows 7 and include a touch screen, which implies that it would run Windows 7 Home Premium rather than Windows 7 Starter, which won’t be quite as touch-friendly as the pricier versions of the operating system.
I’d take the DigiTimes article with a grain of salt though, since it suggests that Intel is pushing back the launch of Pine Trail until January, and that MSI is simply jumping the gun here. But last I’d heard, Intel was denying any delays, and promising to deliver Pine Trail in October.