If you’ve always longed for a netbook but you don’t want to have to put up with all that pesky “portability”, MSI is hoping you’ll take a liking to the CS120 “Nettop” computer. It’s decked out similarly to the cornucopia of currently-available netbooks – 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB RAM, 160GB hard drive – but you’re not saddled to 1024×600 resolution and this guy’s got a built-in DVD-burning slot drive.
The CS120 would likely look right at home next to your TV and the Wi-Fi mixed with the near-silent operation, plus the DVD drive could very well replace at least your DVD player while adding some streaming video fun to the mix.
Other features include two front-mounted USB ports, a front-mounted 4-in-1 card reader, four USB ports on the back, VGA out, Ethernet, 7.1 audio, and Windows XP. Make sure your TV has a VGA input because MSI says on the bottom of the product page, “The VGA port can not be converted into DVI or HDMI through any adapter.”
MSRP is around $299 and you can get the CS120 at a fairly wide range of stores already. Newegg has it if you’re looking to pick it up right away.
Product Page [msicomputer.com]