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MSI has heard the concerns of potential customers that are disheartened by ASUS's decision to push the Eee PC into a higher-priced, dangerous territory. The company's new 10" Wind will be priced at $399 in base form when it launches on June 3.

Although MSI will produce the Wind in 8.9" and 10" variants, U.S. customers will only receive the larger 10" display with a 1024x600 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 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.

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.

Hopefully, MSI's Wind will give ASUS a wakeup call in the U.S. market. ASUS brought the low-cost, ultraportable market to life with its original Eee PC 4G, but it looks like other manufacturers are here to show ASUS that it isn't the only game in town.

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Looks nice! $399 for an Atom-based laptop.
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post #2 of 7
Looks like a nice little Cheaptop, but I would still rather own a HP Mininote.
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pretty sweet.
    
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Finally a sub-miniature notebook with an Intel Atom CPU. this is bound to give the ASUS EEE 900 a run for its money!
    
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This looks very good, but I do prefer full laptops.
EDIT~ I'm also glad it has a semi decent screen res.
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post #7 of 7
That 8.9" model better be EEE sized. 10.1" version dimensions are too much for me.

I remember reading that Asus where going to release a HDD version of EEE at some point.
They better hurry up and do it with 900A (Intel Atom version).


I will need atleast 50GB from my upcoming companion cube.
80GB would be recommended.
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