It looks like MSI has slashed the price of its upcoming Wind laptop to $399/$499. OK, I don’t know if you can actually call it a price cut, since the computer was officially launched today, but earlier we’d been hearing that MSI would be charging $399 for the Linux version and $549 for the Windows XP version.
The extra hundred bucks gets you a bit more than Windows XP. The $499 version also comes with 1GB of memory, which is twice what you’ll get with the Linux version. I’m not 100% certain whether the price includes a 6 cell or 3 cell battery.
The $499 Windows XP version should ship on June 16th for $499, while the Linux model will be available later this summer ofr $399. Now quick, somebody tell me which one I should buy!