MSI to boost Wind netbook’s battery life
Battery life is important to the new category of netbooks coming out. The new breed of mini-laptop is designed for mobility, normally weighing around 1 kilogram (2.2 lbs), with 7-inch to 10-inch LCD screens, and able to connect wirelessly to the Internet via Wi-Fi or 3G (third generation mobile telecommunications) networks. They are also less expensive than the average notebook PC, at between US$199 and $599. The longer battery life increases their mobility by freeing people from plugs.
The new Wind laptops coming available in August will also add pink to the current line-up of black and white colors.
MSI’s Web site also finally acknowledges a version of Wind carrying a Novell’s Suse Linux OS instead of Windows XP. People searching for the mini-laptop will have to turn to page two on the Web page to have a look. Unfortunately, it appears the Wind-Linux will come with a 3-cell battery instead of the 6-cell batteries on the devices coming out in August.