The MSI Wind 12 U230 is a new 12-inch Wind netbook from MSI. I’m not sure if it will keep the 12 in it’s name, or just been known as the MSI Wind U230, as all previous models has this naming scheme.
The MSI U230is more powerful than most netbooks on the market, and is powered by the new AMD Athlon Neo X2 dual-core processor (Yukon MV40/L335), and the ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics. This gives the U230 more processing and graphical power than as average netbook / thin and light notebook.
The res of the specifications are quite similar the the Wind U210, with a 12.1-inch 1366 x 768 pixel LED backlit LCD, 4GB of RAM max, 160GB – 320GB hard drive, gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Windows 7, and optional bluetooth.
Connection wise there are 3x USB 2.0, VGA and HDMI outputs. It is available with a three or six cell battery, and the six cell should last for four hours.
The MSI Wind12 U230 measures 297mm(L) x 190mm(W) and weighs 1.3kg.
As the MSI Wind U230 hasn’t been officially announced just yet, release date and pricing are currently unknown, but we will keep you upto date! Official MSI Wind12 U230 product page.
Update: The MSI Wind U230 is now available to order in two versions, the single core, with a 250GB hard drive for $435 from Amazon!
MSI Wind U230 Hands On
Update: NetbookNews have got a hands on with the upcoming MSI Wind U230, where they give it a once over, listing all the port, show the keyboard, and remove the battery reveling an optional SIM port. The model they looked at have a large 320GB hard drive. It has one large panel at the bottom allowing for easy upgrade of the RAM and hard drive.