MSI’s Wind notebook detailed, launching June 3rd
Although MSI will produce the Wind in 8.9″ and 10″ variants, U.S. customers will only receive the larger 10″ display with a 1024×600 resolution. The base configuration features an 80GB 2.5″ HDD, 512MB of memory, 3-cell battery (2.5 hours), and runs Novel SUSE Linux. A variant featuring Windows XP, 80GB SATA HDD, 1GB of memory, Bluetooth, and 6-cell battery (6 hours) will set you back $549.99.
Both versions will come equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom (Diamondville) processor and both will come with two DIMM slots to aid in upgrading system memory — ASUS’ Eee PC comes with just a single DIMM slot for expansion.
Other features of the MSI Wind include three USB 2.0 ports, a SD/MMC reader, VGA-out, 10/100 NIC, and 802.11b/g wireless. The device is also just a tad bit heavier than ASUS’ Eee PC 900 at 2.64 pounds. In addition, the MSI Wind will be available in black, white, silver, baby blue, and pink for those that want to add a bit of “personality” to their notebook purchase.