The MSI WindBOX is not a netbook, but it’s their desktop cousin, a “nettop”. Makers of the popular MSI Wind Netbook have created the “WindBOX” nettop, which can be directly placed onto the desktop, or can be clearly mounted on to the back of an LED monitor via a VESA compatible mount.
The LCD mount is a great idea, allowing the very slim MSI WindBox to be placed out of the way, leaving the desk clear. The WindBox is powered by Mobile Intel 945GSE Express chipset and Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz CPU for ultra low power usage. The whole unit it’s self is a big heatsink, allowing the WindBOX to be completely fanless and silent, so if the Box was mounted, you wouldn’t even know it was there.
Other specifications of the MSI WindBOX include 1GB of DDR2 Ram, Intel GMA 950 graphics, 802.11b/g wireless, 3x USB 2.0, audio in and out, VGA port, 3-in-1 multicard reader, Mini-PCIe socket and SATA II interface.
For the non Wi-Fi of you out there the Wind BOX also features an Ethernet port, although we particularly like the idea of WiFi along with a wireless mouse and keyboard, piratically eliminating all cables except the power cable, resulting in a very neat, silent solution. Finally, the MSI WindBox weighs just 1.08 Kg, and measures 180 mm x 255 mm x 19 mm. Expect to see the WindBox in the first quarter of ’09.