• Hack together a nine-cell battery for the MSI Wind

    If you’re not yet turned off by MSI’s recent price hikes or you have a three-cell version of the Wind already, a post over in the MSI Wind Forums details how to turn the small-ish three-cell battery into a whopping nine-cell battery. It looks relatively easy if you’re really determined, although I’d likely not attempt anything that involved slicing the battery open with… Read More

  • Insanity: MSI jacks ‘Wind’ MSRPs up to $499, $549 and forces retailers to cancel pending orders

    Oh wow. Wow. This is a really odd decision. MSI has raised the prices of its Wind notebook (see our review here) from $479 to $499 for a version with Windows XP and a three-cell battery and from $499 to $549 for the version with XP and a six-cell battery. An MSI rep told Laptop the following: “Since the cost of the battery and materials raise (sp), we had no choice but adjust the MSRP… Read More

  • LG X110: YASN

    The LGX110, Yet Another Small Notebook, will arrive in October, according to rumors at RegHardware. It is said that venerable PC maker MSI will build the hardware and that when it launches the market will be so saturated that it will barely sell, leading LG engineers to go back to making air conditioners and refrigerators for the Third World. The X110 should have an 8.9-inch screen, 2GB of… Read More

  • [UPDATE] Six-cell MSI Wind delayed again, this time until August September

    As I was preparing my review of the MSI Wind earlier today, I noticed that MSI’s product site pulled the notebook down for a bit. It’s back up, but I see that the six-cell battery version of the MSI Wind has been delayed until August now. Last time we reported, it’d been delayed until July. Looks like the battery shortage caused by the fire at the LG plant back in March is… Read More

  • Review: MSI Wind

    For those of you looking for a reason NOT to buy the MSI Wind, I can’t really give you a good one. It’s a great little machine. Go ahead and buy one if you’ve been waiting. For everyone else, read on for the pros and cons of this aggressively-priced, yet impressively-performing netbook. Read More

  • MSI Wind mini-desktop confirmed in Asia and Europe

    MSI’s Wind desktops will launch in Asia and Europe this summer – expect them in about two months – and there are no current plans to launch it in the US. The desktop will run Atom. It will not, however, get you women like the one pictured. In fact, purchasing a pink Wind mini-desktop is as far from sexy as you can get without becoming a eunuch. Not much info right now, but… Read More

  • MSI Wind running Leopard: Dare to dream

    Some folks have convinced an MSI Wind that it is a Mac Pro and that it can run Leopard like a champ. Using Kalyway 10.5.2, a Leopard install, some Spanish hackers installed and ran the OS with no issues. Ethernet and Bluetooth both work sans problems. Our own experience with the Wind seems to point to an amazing machine without peer in the ultralight category, so maybe it deserves a little… Read More

  • First Look: MSI Wind [UPDATED]

    [ I’ve been using the MSI Wind and for a little while now and have checked out a handful of things that our readers have asked about. I’ll have a full review of the notebook itself coming up soon but in the meantime, I’ve tested the following: Skype video recording and playback, HD video playback (WMVHD and AVCHD), Photoshop, Google… Read More

  • MSI Wind delayed two weeks: Equipped with three-cell battery on the 27th, six-cell coming in July

    The MSI Wind has been delayed by a couple weeks. It was supposed to be available yesterday, and now MSI’s site pegs the shipping date at June 27th. I suppose that’s not the end of the world, but what’s pretty disappointing is that the Wind will now ship with only a three-cell battery instead of a six-cell battery thanks to supply shortages. I’ve been playing around with… Read More

  • MSI Wind now officially official

    What’s $499 and runs Windows XP Home with a 1.6GHz Atom processor? Why the MSI Wind, of course! It should be available in June (a Linux version drops for $399 in July) and will definitely give the ultralight Asus eee a run for its money. Read More

  • Road Warriors Take Note: MSI Launches Another Ultraportable

    If you’re anything like me, you might be tired of lugging around a full-sized laptop from airport to airport and meeting to meeting. Enter the ultraportables. While we are all aware of the cake-cutting Air, manufacturers like ASUS and now MSI are jumping into the ultraportable market with laptops that are usable and highly portable. The MSI Wind — I wonder where they got the name? Read More

  • Hands-on with MSI Wind, looks pretty stellar so far

    CNET’s UK office got a special hands-on with the forthcoming MSI Wind notebook and they like it so much that they said it “could take the throne from the Asus Eee PC as the best mini laptop on the planet.” The 10-inch screen is apparently better than the one on HP’s Mini-Note 2133, and the overall design aesthetic and keyboard on the Wind is better than the Eee but… Read More

  • MSI Wind PC: Ride the Wind

    Umm… I’m going to try to be professional here and not make a joke out of MSI’s motto “Ride the Wind.” What you see here is a little PC running MS-7314 Wind motherboard running… ummm… boobs. It is Energy Star compliant, plays back 720p video and is very small and might be nice to take out for noodles and then maybe take back to your hotel bar and maybe… Read More

  • MSI Wind to get US release, two versions available

    MSI is coming out swinging against you-know-who with the US to be the first place the company’s Wind notebook will be released. IDG News Service is reporting that… “The U.S. edition of Wind will come in two different versions, one for US$549 running Microsoft’s Windows XP. A few things set Wind apart from competitors, including the 1.6GHz Atom microprocessor, larger… Read More

  • Competing sub-notebook vendors love the same boy

    You could hire a studio and models to do a photo shoot to promote your product, or you could save some money by grabbing a licensed image from a stock photography website, like Getty. If you do, just make sure you largest competitor hasn’t also used the exact same image in the exact same way. Awkward. [Google Translated] Read More

  • Details on the MSI Wind, a tiny subnotebook I might actually buy

    Just reading the stats on this, it looks like MSI’s subnotebook, the Wind (unrelated to the Air) is possibly the best value for a computer on the market today. Check it out, for about $500 you get all this: 10″ LCD, 80GB HDD, a gig of RAM, 1.3MP webcam, 5 hour battery life, weighs in at 2.6lb and built around Intel’s new Atom processor. I don’t usually just plug stuff… Read More

  • MSI launches new pop-can sized "Titan" computer

    I suppose it’s a little funny that of all the Greek gods, MSI chose the biggest to lend a name to their smallest computer. This thing is really tiny. It hides a DVD burner, a 2.5″ SATA drive slot, 2 PS/2 slots and 2 USB, ethernet, and a real audio card. It’d make a mean little dedicated media or torrent machine if you had it connected to some network-attached storage… Read More

  • MSI Wind: More info and photos

    TweakTown has some more details about MSI’s upcoming Wind notebook, one of the latest in the line of Asus Eee competitors. So far, the specs look pretty good and the relatively large 10-inch screen and 12-inch wide keyboard are welcome additions. Read More

  • MSI to enter tiny laptop arena with the 'Wind'

    Just to reiterate how I feel about June, 2008 one more time; it’s gonna be sweet. That’s the month that tiny Eee-like notebooks will be coming out of the woodwork from manufacturers the world over. Now MSI joins the party with the “Wind,” a 2.2-pound notebook that comes in 8.9-inch or 10-inch flavors at 1024×600 resolution, 80GB hard drive, 1GB RAM, Windows XP… Read More

  • MSI PR620 releases healthy, delicious ozone

    My doctor told me that I should stop smoking and computing unless the PC was releasing at least 45,000 ions per cc of anions. I know, right? First off, who has that kind of time and second off what the hell is an anion? Well, MSI thinks you might know and is releasing a laptop that exudes fifty thousand ions/cc of anions, which is essentially concentrated ozone. Why? Because it purifies the… Read More