Where as Samsung are appending “Plus” and “Plus Premium” to indicated better product specifications, MSI have added “Light” to indicate a different model entirely.
From the press photos the MSI U230 Light looks identical to the standard Wind U230. But this is no mistake, as the MSI Wind U230 Light (Light-087US) can be seen on the official MSI website, and can now also be purchased from Amazon for $399.99.
The MSI U230 Light make use the the AMD Congo platform, so don’t expect to see amazing battery life, but on the other hand it should offer performance above that of an average netbook powered by the Intel Atom platform / CPU.
It’s powered by the AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 1.6 GHz processor, and ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, along with 2GB of DDR2 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 1.3MP webcam, HDMI output, multi-card-reader, and 3x USB 2.0 ports.
It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium, weighs 3.3lbs with its 6-cell 5200mAh battery which should provide 4-hours of use.