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http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/09/m...e-ish-wind-pc/

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Apparently MSI is gearing up to release its own Eee competitor, tentatively called the Wind PC. There's not a lot known about the system (which was shown at CeBIT), though it's slated to feature an 8- or 10-inch, 1024 x 768 display, utilize Intel's Atom CPU, will make 2.5-inch hard drive and SSD options available for storage, and will come with 1GB of RAM standard. The mini-laptops are set to range in price from £299 to £699 depending on configuration, feature 1GHz or 1.6GHz CPUs, and should first be available with a Linux build installed -- though the company claims a Windows version will be made as well. Based on photos we've seen, the laptops will come in a variety of colors, though it appears that these are still in prototype territory, so anything could change.



More pics here - http://www.pcworld.it/showPage.php?t...&id=184&cod=ga
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Looks like they tried to copy apples name, "AIR" from their laptops. To bad this doesn't look that thin.
post #3 of 15
Regardless of what they copied it looks really nice. If its cheap I may get?
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post #4 of 15
lol i thought this was another thread about that sterling engine thing, i was glad to see a laptop when i finally decided to click on it anyways
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it's about time that laptop manufactures started building laptops that don't have the latest and greatest, and that don't cost a quarters-worth of tuition.
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it looks pretty nice,
Cant wait till its released
    
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Hmm, looks nice. I would be scared of breaking my wind in public though.
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post #8 of 15
I guarantee you there will be another one of these small laptops announced in the next few months with the name "Oxygen".
 
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by sledgehammer1990 View Post
Looks like they tried to copy apples name, "AIR" from their laptops. To bad this doesn't look that thin.
It's an EEE competitor, not an Air competitor. Just because apple made a product named air doesn't mean that any computer related product that has a name having to do with weather or gasses is copying it.
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Originally Posted by sledgehammer1990 View Post
Looks like they tried to copy apples name, "AIR" from their laptops. To bad this doesn't look that thin.
apple's AIR just refers to the air in the earth's atmosphere that is made up of oxygen, hydrogen nitrogen, and other elements. WIND refers to the movement of air, they are quite similar in terms but different.
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