MSI have launched their new MSI U110 Eco netbook as part of their successful Wind range. Personally I would consider all netbooks “Eco” as they use very little power compared to a desktop PC or even laptop, but the MSI U110 Eco takes this even further, leading to an incredible battery life of nine hours.
The MSI Wind U110 Eco does things a little different by using the Intel Atom Z530 CPU (1.6GHz) and Intel Menlow / Poulsbo US15W chipset and
ATI Mobility Radeon HD3200 Intel GMA 500 graphics. I like the use of the ATI graphics, rather than the standard chipsets, leading to extra graphics power. MSI have not mentioned it, but I think that the Radeon HD 3200 is powerful enough, and features hardware decoding, allowing it to take the load off of the CPU for HD video decoding and playback.
Update: MSI have just spoken up and said that there was a “typo” on their press release, and the U110 Eco does not feature ATI graphics, but the more standard Intel GMA 500 graphics.
Other features of the MSI U110 Eco are upto 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 160GB HDD or above, 10-inch LED backlit LCD panel with 1024×600 pixel resolution, 802.11b/g/n, optional Bluetooth. There are 3x USB 2.0 inputs and a 4-1in-1 multicard reader.
The MSI Wind U110 Eco measures 26cm long, 18cm wide and just 3.3cm thick, and weighs less than 1kg. Available with Windows XP Home, or Vista. MSI Taiwan