• CrunchDeals: MSI X320 for $380

    If you’re keen on the whole low voltage ultraportable idea (bigger screens, slightly faster processors than standard netbooks) but you can’t quite stomach the $600+ price tag that accompanies most of those systems, you may be happy to hear that is blowing the MSI X320 right the hell out. Read More

  • MSI launches 21.5-inch Wind Top AE2220: 1080p and multi-touch starting at $750

    Ooh la la, this looks to be an interesting machine right here. Starting at $750, MSI’s latest “Wind Top” all-in-one features a big 21.5-inch 1920×1080 multi-touch LCD, NVIDIA ION graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium, and a wireless mouse and keyboard set. Read More

  • 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. Read More

  • Review: MSI X-Slim X600

    The MSI X-Slim X600 tries so hard – so very hard – to be a full-size, Windows MacBook Air. It has the looks, it has the specs, hell, it even has the same shape. But one huge flaw keeps will keep it from becoming the de facto slim Windows notebook: the trackpad. It’s that bad. Read More

  • MSI Wind U110 ECO promises 15+ hour battery

    Okay, here’s the MSI Wind U110 ECO. It’s a netbook, through and through, with the added twist of a nine-cell battery good for what MSI claims to be over 15 hours of battery life. Not bad considering the weight of the computer is kept at a very-portable 3.2 pounds. Read More

  • MSI’s 12-inch Wind U210 gets official pricing and availability

    MSI’s gone the AMD Neo route with the Wind U210, available now for $429 at Amazon and Newegg. The U210’s got a 12.1-inch screen with a 1366×768 resolution, 1.6GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM, 250GB hard drive, Vista Home Premium, 3.2-pound weight, and a six cell battery good for over four hours according to MSI (five hours, according to Amazon’s product page). Read More

  • First impressions of the MSi X-Slim X600

    Hey, hey. Look what the Fedex man dropped off! Why it’s the sexy MSi X-Slim X600. His big, white truck is like Santa’s sleigh to me. Anyway, I just unboxed the svelte notebook, shot some pics, and came away with these impressions. [PSGallery=aoijra108ex] Read More

  • Headline: Asustek thinking about maybe making an ebook reader

    Asustek president Jerry Shen said that he’s thinking about making an ereader. MSI is also thinking about it. In related news, I’m also thinking about making an ereader as is my Uncle Jerzy from Rypin, Poland, although he is thinking of it in terms of creating a “magic book” because his experience with technology is fairly limited and he never finished high school. Read More

  • MSI's Wind Top AE: sexy, compact, touchscreen and affordable all-in-one?

    I have to say, this is a — excuse me — a damn fine looking all-in-one PC. Why, if it weren’t for the somewhat out-of-place strip of leather, I might just nab one of these Wind Top AE2010 things right now. Actually, I have no use for all-in-ones, but for the budget-and-design-conscious PC user, this thing looks like the holy grail. Even the specs are nice. Read More

  • AMD-based MSI Wind coming soon, touchscreen tablet next year

    MSI’s got a 12-inch Wind netbook rolling out to the US in the next few weeks. The U210 will feature an AMD CPU, though, which ought to place it in direct competition with Gateway’s LT3100. We can probably expect to see shorter battery life (the LT3100 promises five hours) in exchange for some extra power over Intel’s Atom offerings. Read More

  • MSI X600 15.6-inch ultra-low voltage notebook now available for $800

    MSI’s big-but-light X600 is now available for $800 from Amazon and Newegg. The ULV computer rounds out the X-Slim series with a 15.6-inch LCD, six-cell battery, 5.5 pound travel weight, and is less than an inch thick. Read More

  • Video: MSI buttocks commercial

    I didn’t want to post this. I really didn’t. It’s a viral video for MSI. It involves men in singlets throwing laptops at one man’s buttocks. It’s everywhere. It’s really silly. Go ahead and watch it. Or not. Read More

  • CrunchGear's Ultimate Guide to Netbooks

    Ah, the netbook. Back in 1999 or so I remember one of my co-workers spent over $3,000 for a mini Sony Vaio PCG-C1, the kind with the tiny keyboard and woefully underpowered processor. Fast forward a decade and we’ve come full circle with the netbook. These still woefully underpowered laptops still have tiny keyboards but they cost a pittance and, for a certain subset of users… Read More

  • MSI X340 ultraportable now available in the US for $799

    Looks like MSI is the first out of the gate to ship an ultraportable with Intel’s new CULV chipset here in the US. The X340 is now up for sale for $799 at Newegg, Amazon,, and elsewhere. Read More

  • MSI Wind U123 now available, features six- or nine-cell battery

    Hey, if you guys are thinking of starting your own netbook line — and why not, everyone else is doing it — take note that MSI has released the Wind U123 with a six-cell battery as the standard battery, while still keeping the machine under three pounds. Upgrading to a nine-cell battery only costs $30, too, and pushes the weight to a still-manageable 3.2 pounds. Read More

  • MSI shows off 12-inch U200, drops Atom in favor of ULV Celeron

    Along with the soon-to-be-released X-Slim series of ultra low voltage notebooks, MSI has unveiled the next machine in the “U” line, the Wind U200. Unlike the U100 series, the U200 uses an Intel ULV processor instead of an Atom chipset and the screen is 12 inches at 1366×768 instead of 10 inches at 1024×600. Read More

  • MSI X340 ultraportable reviewed

    Laptop Magazine (still available in print form!) got their hands on the super slim MacBook Air-like X340 from MSI and gave the $899 ultra low voltage notebook a relatively positive review. Like HP’s DV2 that Devin just reviewed, the X340 series falls somewhere in between netbooks and notebooks. Read More

  • MSI jumps into the headphone game with the SyrenPhones

    MSI has been expanding their territory aggressively over the last couple years. Originally they were mostly about components, but now they’re a leader in netbooks and are rolling out stuff like these headphones. They look like pretty standard, despite the inclusion of a “unique G Logo Power indicator” (they light up) and a “golden-plated USB interface to eliminate… Read More

  • MSI announces strategic partnership, donates one PC

    MSI, no strangers to charity, are keeping up their philanthropic efforts. This time they’ve donated one whole PC to Green Spaces, a co-working facility in New York for green-minded entrepreneurs. Way to go, MSI! Read More

  • MSI intros the touchscreen Wind Top all-in-one US models

    We spied the hot MSI Wind Top in the past but now we are finally seeing what the US market models will look like. We’re getting two different models here in the States and both sport a 1.3MP webcam and a 18.5-inch, 1366 x 768 touchscreen that supports multi-touch goodness via MSI-built photo viewing software. No word on the larger 20- or 22-inch models for us here though. Read More