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From a fellow ranter

eee PC Competitor, MSI Wind, to Release June 16 2008!!!!!!!

The newest eeePC competitor is releasing in June 16. Just a few days away. So, here are some pics to hold until that time comes, along with some specs from Wikipedia.

Is it just me or does this look like an Apple????

That’s the Asus, MSI and IBM on top of each other…..for size comparison of course.

MSI fron Engadget

Now for the Specifications….these are all unconfirmed of course.

“There will be 8- and 10-inch versions supporting a relatively high resolution of 1024×600. Storage will be via a 80GB 2.5-inch hard drive; 1 GB of RAM will be standard. Pricing is currently at £349 for the XP version and £319 for the Linux version[citation needed], which is on the low end of the initial estimate of between £299 to £699 when first announced.[3] The price points for the UMPC for US market have also been released. The SUSE Linux version will cost $399 and the Windows XP version will cost $550. Only the 10″ LCD model will be available for the US market. Online retailer Expansys is currently taking pre-orders on their U.S. website, with pricing inflated to $604 for the Windows XP version and $560 for the Linux version[4].

It will feature one of the new Intel Atom 45-nm processors running at 1.6 GHz. Also featured is Bluetooth, WLAN and a 1.3MP camera. The Wind PC is seen as MSI’s response to the successful ASUS Eee PC. It will feature full support for Linux and Windows XP Home Edition, but it will not support Windows Vista. The device may fall into a newly defined category of Netbooks.” – Wikipedia

Comparison

Linux Version Windows XP Version
Operating System Linux Novell (SUSE) Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Chipset Intel 945GMS, ICH7-M
Display 10″W (1024*600) LED
VGA UMA
Memory 512MB DDR2/667MHz 1GB DDR2/667MHz
Hard Drive 80G / 2.5″SATA
Battery 3-cell, 2200 mAh: 2.5 Hours or 6-cell, 5200 mAh: 5.5 Hours
WLAN 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth No Yes
Webcam 1.3 Megapixels
Dimension 260 x 180 x 19-31.5mm (10.23″ x 7.08″ x 0.748″/1.24″)
Weight 2.3 lbs (1.04 kg) for 3-cell, 2.6 lbs (1.18 kg) for 6-cell
Launch Price $399/299€ $499/399€

An MSI Wind desktop is also in development. I will definitely get one of these for the right price.

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