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MSI has been cranking out 12 inch thin, light, and low power notebooks since last year. Typically they sport Intel CULV or AMD Neo processors. But the MSI Wind U250 may be the first I’ve seen with a dual core AMD Neo processor. And by seen, I mean there’s a listing for the product on the Energy Star web site, but no pictures and not many details.

Here’s what I could glean from the Energy Star page. The MSI U250 will have a 1.3GHz AMD Athlon II Neo dual core K325 CPU, also known as the AMD Geneva K325 processor. The computer will run Windows 7, have 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and a video card with 512MB of dedicated video memory. I’m assuming that means it has the usual ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics.We also know that it uses about 30.7kWh of electricity per year and consumes about 10.6 watts when idle.

While the Energy Star page lists the U250 as a notebook/tablet, I wouldn’t spend too much time hoping that this model is a convertible tablet style notebook. Energy Star describes a number of existing MSI notebooks as notebook/tablet, even though those models are already on the streets and quite clearly ship without a touchscreen.

thank Max!

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32 replies on “MSI Wind U250 notebook to feature dual core AMD Neo processor”

  1. If it has dedicated memory for the graphics chip, it will not have a Radeon 3200. That’s an IGP.

    If I had to make a guess, I’d say it’s probably packing a Mobility Radeon 4330.

    1. I have a CULV, su2300…and it idle’s at 5 watts. Wireless on, 35% brightness. And it doesn’t even have speed stepping like the SU7300/SU3500 have.

  2. 10.6 whr idle is not impressive, that’s 5 hours idle on most batteries. Intel’s CULV’s idle at ~5 watts

  3. This is a bigger deal than it appears because it’s AMD 3rd generation of low power processor which should offer serious performance with ATI 4200 graphics and decent battery life…we shall see…

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