By Evan Ackerman
It’s taken more than a little while, but the MSI Wind (which I personally really, really like when it comes to netbooks) seems to have finally arrived somewhere where you have a chance of getting your hands on one for a reasonable price without a major hassle. Best Buy will be carrying the Wind in either black or white for $400, or the same price as an Asus EEE with Windows XP (and it’s way better, IMO).
The good news is that you get a 120 gig drive, instead of the 80 gig drive that my earlier version came with. The bad news is that it won’t come with a 6-cell battery, just the standard 3-cell which’ll get you 3 hours of run time if you’re lucky. On the bright side, you can buy a 6-cell battery by itself for about $140 (putting the total price at around $550, same as the 6-cell Winds sell for) or hold out for the 8 hour, 9-cell battery which is now on pre-order for $180.
VIA [ Crave ]