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[Digitimes] MSI announces EeePC competitor

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Micro-Star International (MSI) has announced its Wind series notebooks, the company's contender to compete with low-cost PCs such as Asustek Computer's Eee PC.

The Wind will come with either an 8.9- or 10-inch display option featuring LED backlight technology and a resolution of 1024×600. The system weighs around 1kg, according to MSI, and includes a 2.5-inch hard drive with storage capacity of 80GB. The notebooks will include Windows XP and, unlike some other vendors, MSI has not mentioned any plans to offer a Linux-based version so far.

Pricing is expected to range between 299-699 Euros (US$470-1099), according to previous reports.


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This is a really nice looking Mico-Notebook. Looks more functional than the Eee, with better specs, and hopefully will not get as hot as the HP Mini-Note. If they put an Atom CPU in that thing, I will definitely look at at getting one.
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wow that's pricey, but it's got an 80gb hard drive and an LED screen
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Ugh, too much money. I REALLY wanted to see the eeepc hit the $300 target Asus was initially talking about. I think making such a cheap laptop could actually do a lot for the computer industry, when just about anyone can afford a laptop. A small notebook means nothing to me. It's nothing more than a convenience
    
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This would be great for taking notes in college. That way I don't have to break the bank to get a usable notebook.
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Build quality and flow of the design contains simplicity and elegance. I likey!
80gb hard drive? Ill definitely take any of these for 500 then I would the HP or an EEE.
Go MSI, uprise you shall!
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