MSI readying 12-inch MSI Wind U230 with AMD Neo CPU, Windows 7


It looks like MSI is getting set to launch a 12-inch Windows 7 netbook from its U200 series. You’ll recall that the company released the Vista-based U210 back in mid-September, and this new one, the U230, appears to be very similar with the exception of the newer operating system and a bumped ATI Radeon GPU.

Let’s run down the specs for good measure:

  • AMD Neo X2 MV40 CPU at 1.6GHz
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • AMD Radeon HD3200
  • Up to 4GB of RAM
  • 12.1-inch LCD at 1366×768
  • 160GB/250GB/320GB hard drive options
  • 1.3-megapixel webcam
  • Card reader, Ethernet, b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth
  • VGA and HDMI output
  • Three- or six-cell battery options
  • Weighs 2.86 pounds with three-cell battery
  • Up to four hours battery life (with three-cell battery)

No word on pricing or availability yet, but the Vista-based U210 model carries an MSRP of $429.99 so it’s likely that the U230 would settle in close to that number – maybe $449.99 or so. It’d also stand to reason that the machine would go on sale in the near future, what with all the recent Windows 7 hoopla still fresh in everyone’s minds.

Wind12 U230 [MSI Global via The Link]