Engadget received the full specifications of the upcoming MSI Wind U123 netbook and the X-Slim X320 / X340 notebooks. The U123 is a 10.2" netbook with the Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz processor, while the X320 and X340 are both 13.4" notebooks based on the new Intel CULV platform for cheap ultraportable laptops.
The $700 X320 is based on the Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz processor while the $1,000 X340 is equipped with a Intel ULV SU3500. Both systems use a Intel chipset with integrated graphics, up to 4GB DDR2 on the X340, 13.4" LCD display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and Windows Vista Home Premium. The full specifications can be found below, they are pretty basic but should be more than sufficient for working on-the-go, especially with the optional 8-cell battery pack. Both the Wind U1230 and the X-Slim X300 series will be released in May.
MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is excited to release the full specifications of the new Wind U123 and the X320 & X340 X-Slim Notebooks. The new Wind model is MSI's first to offer a 3G solution and a TV Tuner, and features the powerful new Intel® Atom™ 1.66 GHz N280 processor.
Like its award winning predecessors, the Wind U123 offers users an ergonomically designed keyboard and touch pad for comfortable typing and an enlarged 10.2" LCD display perfect for browsing without squinting. MSI also included EasyFace identification software to protect confidential data and for the first time is offering the Wind in blue and red in addition to the standard white and gray colored models.
The X-Slim series notebooks weigh just 2.8 lbs, but come loaded with the most storage space and the largest battery (4-Cell) in their class. The X340 is among the first notebooks to feature the new Intel® CULV CPU, which uses 1/6th the power of a regular mobile CPU, significantly increasing performance-per-watt over previous single-core processors. The notebook also features a HD 16:9 Theater Display LCD with 1366x768 resolution and a HDMI port for 1080P playback for under $1000.
Starting at just $700, MSI chose to outfit the X320 the new Intel® Atom® Z530 1.6GHz processor and an optional 3G/WiMAX solution for unmatched connectivity. In addition to its superb specifications and outstanding performance, the X-Slim Series notebooks' aesthetics place it in a class by itself. Its classic exterior and clean design are available in Silver, White and a stylish Black.