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MSI Wind U160 Now Available

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By Evan Ackerman

My favorite netbook company, MSI, has just announced the retail availability of their latest and greatest extra portable and extra cheap laptops: the Wind U160. Besides a redesigned svelte exterior, the U160 brings along a 1.66 GHz Atom N450 and a shocking 15 hours of battery life. Even if you figure that you’ll only get 50% of that in normal use (which, in my experience, is what it works out to most of the time), that’s still a solid day’s worth of juice. The rest of the specs are what you’ve come to know and tolerate from netbooks, including the gig of ram, 250gb HD, LED backlit WSVGA screen, crappy integrated graphics, and blah blah blah. Oh, and Windows 7.

On a personal note, the only reason I’m not buying myself a U160 is that my U100 is still running like a champ after a couple years and multiple oopsies. I can only hope that the U160 offers a similar amount of dependability (plus relatively easy access to the HD and RAM) in this new form factor.

The MSI Wind U160 is available now at Fry’s, and online at Buy.com and Newegg, for $380.

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MSI’s New HTPC Keyboard Features A Built-In Air Mouse

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By Chris Scott Barr

Over the last year or so we’ve seen a lot of new HTPC controllers pop up from various manufacturers. It’s been interesting to see how each one decides to integrate both keyboard and mouse into a single device. There have been some that went the way of a touchpad, while others resorted to one of those tiny nubs that I hate so much. Well MSI thinks that you shouldn’t sacrifice any of the surface space for either such device. Instead, they installed an accelerometer.

The new HTPC keyboard features a full QWERTY layout, along with some essential media hotkeys to make your life easier. Youll hold the device with both hands, and move it around to control the mouse pointer. Your left and right mouse buttons are controlled via a pair of triggers, much like you’ll find on most game controllers. Look for it later this year for around $110.

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MSI Announces New Touchscreen All-In-One

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By Chris Scott Barr

While Apple has more or less defined the all-in-one computer, they’re certainly not the only ones in the game. MSI has announced their latest AIO desktop, which offers a few things to the average user that you won’t find in Apple’s iMac.

The Wind Top AE2010 features a 20-inch screen (1440×900 resolution), AMD Athlon X2 (1.5GHz), ATI Radeon 3200 (with 128MB of DDR3 memory) and 2GB of DDR2 RAM. Other features include a 1.3MP webcam, 4-in-1 card reader, 802.11 b/g/n wireless and gigabit ethernet.

The things that really set the Wind Top apart from the competition are it’s touchscreen functionality, and the inclusion of both VGA in and out. While it’s not uncommon to see an AIO with the ability to use a second monitor, it is very rare to see on that can actually be turned into a monitor when needed. Just imagine, you could essentially have this and a second monitor, and a second computer at your desk. Then you could run them both separately, or use either of the computers with dual monitors. Sure, not everyone needs that sort of thing, but it’s still pretty cool to know it’s there if needed.

The Wind Top AE2010 looks great (though I’m not sure what’s up with the little leather strip under the screen), and at $650 seems to offer a lot at a decent price. Look for it on sale sometime this month.

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MSI Unveils GX723 Laptop with NVIDIA Graphics

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By Shane McGlaun

MSI has been introducing notebooks at a fast pace over the last few months. It seems the firm is trying to take advantage of its newfound name recognition thanks to its popular line of Wind netbooks. Most of the new notebooks that MSI has been unveiling recently sport discreet NVIDIA GPUs, as does its latest notebook announcement.

The new MSI GX723 has an NVIDIA GeForce GT 130 graphics card with 512MB of RAM. The machine can be optioned with up to 4GB of RAM and 320GB or 500GB HDDs; Bluetooth is optional and Wi-Fi is integrated. The notebook has a 17-inch screen with a resolution of 1680 x 1050.

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MSI Offers Deets on X400 and X600 laptops

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By Shane McGlaun

MSI was relatively unknown as a computer maker here in America until the netbook revolution and the firm unveiled the wind U100. The little U100 was one of the better netbooks on the market. MSI is now getting ready to launch its own MacBook Air competitors with two new X-Slim models called the X400 and X600 coming soon (we think).

The exact price and launch date for the X400 and X600 are unknown. What we do know is that the X400 will have a 14-inch screen and boast a super thin Li-poly battery with the entire notebook weighing 1.5kg. The X600 will offer a 15-inch screen with a total weight of only 2.1 kg. The X600 will also sport a discrete GPU.

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MSI Shows Off Slick Looking GX633

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By Shane McGlaun

A few years ago most computer users had probably never heard of MSI. After the netbook revolution began the MSI Wind surfaced as one of the better netbooks on the market and brought the brand to the masses.

MSI has unveiled a new and very slick looking new notebook computer with a 15.6-inch screen. If Darth Vader had a laptop the GX633 would be it with its brushed black aluminum and red trim. Also featured on the notebook are MSI’s turbo mode and ECO Engine.

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MSI Throws Overclockers a Bone with N260GTX Lightning

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By Shane McGlaun

I am a big fan of PC gaming and I really like computer hardware as well. I am not really that into overclocking though, I prefer to get my video cards overclocked from the factory so I don’t worry about frying what I just spent big money on.

If you are into overclocking things like your video cards, MSI has the perfect new product for you called the N260GTX Lightning and Lightning Black Edition. Both of the cards feature solid caps for durability and a world’s first 10 phase PWM.

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