The popular MSI Wind range of netbooks has grown by one with the addition of the MSI Wind U210.
A few weeks ago MSI announced the new 12.1-inch MSI Wind U200 “thin and light” CULV based netbook. Now they have announced a new netbook based on the U200, but with a AMD Neo processor called the MSI Wind U210.
The MSI U210 looks the same as the U200, and most of the features remain the same, with the exception of more powerful AMD components, in place of the Intel ones.
It will feature the AMD Athlon Neo MV-40, 1.6 GHz processor, upto 2GB of RAM, and a 160 / 250GB SATA hard drive, and the 12.1-inch 1366 x 768 resolution LCD.
It will be available in two version, as the cheaper MSI Wind U210-002, which has 1GB RAM, 160GB hard drive, and Microsoft Windows XP Home.
The more expensive version, the MSI Wind U210-010 has double the RAM at 2GB, a larger 250GB hard drive, and Windows Vista Home Premium.
Other features on both models include, ATI Mobility Radeon X1250 graphics, 802.11b/g WiFi, Ethernet, and a 1.3MP webcam. They are expected to ship in mainland Europe shortly, no word on U.K or U.S dates or prices just yet.
- MSI Wind U210-002, €399
- MSI Wind U210-010, €449
Update: The Asus U210 has now shown up in the U.S market and is available to pre-order from Amazon for just $429.99, which seems like a great price for a powerful netbook.
Available as the black MSI U210-008US, and the white MSI U210-006US, both have the same highend specifications, with 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, and AMD Radeon X1250 graphics with HDMI output.