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MSI has been showing off its latest 12 inch notebooks for a few months. But now it looks like it’s actually available for purchase in the US. The MSI Wind U230 comes in two flavors. The Wind U230-033 has an AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 CPU and 250GB hard drive while the AMD U230-040 has  dual core AMD Athlon X2 L335 processor and 320GB hard drive.

Otherwise, the two models have identical specs:

  • Display: 12.1 inch. 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD3200
  • Memory: 2GB
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet
  • I/O: VGA, HDMI, 3 USB ports, mic, headphone, flash card reader
  • Webcam: 1.3MP
  • Battery: 6 cell
  • Dimensions: 11.7″ x 7.4″ x 1.2″
  • Weight: 3.3 pounds

The MSI Wind U230-033US is available from Newegg for $430for $430, while the dual core Wind U230-U40US will set you back $480.

via Laptop Magazine

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5 replies on “MSI Wind U230 thin and light, AMD-powered notebook now available”

  1. The real funny this is that I covered that these netbooks were available about a month ago (2/15 to be exact).

    I can’t wait until I’m big enough for people to notice when I report things. Nothing like seeing the big guys (Engadget, et. al) report stuff like it never existed anywhere on the web before.

    I will definitely say thanks to this site because a lot of my content gets out because of Brad and I can’t say thanks enough for that.

    1. Compared to most 13 inch and larger laptops on the market, it certainly is.

      I’ve taken to using the phrase “thin and light” to differentiate these
      machines from both full sized laptops and from netbooks, which generally
      have 10 inch or smaller screens and weigh around 3 pounds or less. If you
      have a better term, let me know.

    2. 3.3lbs is light. What kind of computer have been using to not think that? Most netbooks are 2.8 – 3lbs. This has a 12 inch screen, and 6 cell battery not a 10 in screen with 3 cell battery.

      You’d probably like the new Averatec netbook, only 2 hours of battery life but it’s only 2.2lbs.

      There’s just no pleasing some people.

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