The MSI Wind U115 is the first netbook from MSI to feature both a solid state disk and a hard drive. The unique combination means you can install the operating system on the smaller SSD and keep your files and data on the larger, more power- hungry hard drive. When you don’t need the hard drive, the Wind U115 will power it down to save electricity, thus extending the netbook’s battery life to around 12 hours.
While the MSI Wind U115 isn’t available in the US yet, Portable Monkey reports that at least one Japanese retailer says it will be available in that country on Friday for 69,800 yen, or about $723. Keep in mind, that’s not a reflection of the US pricing, as computers tend to cost more in Japan.
You can read more about the MSI Wind U115 in the Liliputing Product Database.
One thing that would be cool on this netbook is if the hard disk would be removable to use it as a external one. Current external ones work if you buy any 100% ssd netbook, but they take up space on your bag, apart from being less portables. Something like the MicroDrives but bigger both in size and in capacity and using a SATA link. This would burst the personal portabe data drives concept: Instead of your data being shared and fixed in one place or being trapped on ‘cloud computing’ solutions, every person will have a hard disk with its music, videos, e-books, images, apps, or even full operating systems if (s)he wants. But for now, we’ll need to stick to keydrives and portable hdds.
Any clue as to when its coming out in the US? I’ve been waiting months for this…
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