I wasn’t the only who thought the publicity shots Averatec released for the company’s upcoming netbook looked familiar. Laptop Magazine’s Joanna Stern got the chance to ask an Averatec official whether the computer was actually just an MSI Wind notebook with Averatec branding. The answer? Yep.

Basically the new computer will be a 10 inch netbook that’s virtually identical to the MSI Wind. It will pack a 3 cell battery, which makes sense, seeing as how MSI is having a tough time rounding up enough 6 cell batteries for its own needs. The one difference is that Averatec officials are thinking about throwing a 160GB hard drive in the laptop. That’s twice the size of the 80GB HDD you get with a standard MSI Wind.

The Averetec netbook should be available by mid-September for between $399 and $499.

Also of note, Averetec is working on a $599 all-in-one desktop PC which will either use the Intel Atom CPU or “AMD’s competitor.” AMD has denied in the past that it’s working on a low power chip for netbooks and nettops. Could this be an indication that AMD is just playing hide and go seek with tech journalists, and will actually be announcing something soon?

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