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The MSI Wind U160 is the new top of the line model from netbook maker MSI. But that doesn’t mean it’s horribly expensive. Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the netbook. It’s available for order in black or brown. Both models cost $380.
Amazon describes the 6 cell battery as a “15 hour” battery, which I suspect is a bit of an exaggeration. But I was able to get 10+ hours of run time out of the Asus Eee PC 1005PE, a netbook with the same basic specs as the Wind U160, which was described as having a 14 hour battery. So I wouldn’t be surprised if the MSI Wind U160 can run for at least as long.
The rest of the specs are pretty much standard netbook fare, including a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 CPU with GMA 3150 graphics, a 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 1.3MP webcam. The laptop runs Windows 7 Starter Edition and weighs about 2.4 pounds.