We've heard a lot about MSI's upcoming Wind laptop, but the company is also cooking up a desktop machine with the same name. The folks at TweakTown got a chance to see that system first-hand in Taipei, Taiwan yesterday, and they have some interesting details to share.
The Wind desktop looks to be about the size of a large encyclopedia tome, and it packs a Mini-ITX motherboard with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom 230 processor, 1GB of DDR2-533 memory, a 160GB Serial ATA hard drive, a DVD combo drive, Gigabit Ethernet, and a 65W power adapter. Several photos also reveal a card reader, multi-channel audio ports, and VGA display output (no DVI).
MSI showed the machine playing back 720p high-definition video "fairly smoothly for the most part," with processor usage hovering around 45-55%. More impressive yet, the whole Wind desktop PC used only 30 watts of power during the demo. MSI told TweakTown the system "will use no more than 35W" in total.
|1. Ryszard - $603||2. Hdfisise - $600||3. Andrew Lauritzen - $502|
|4. the - $306||5. SomeOtherGeek - $300||6. Ryu Connor - $250|
|7. Anonymous Gerbil - $150||8. dashbarron - $150||9. webkido13 - $135|
|10. cygnus1 - $126|
|Core M-based Compute Stick coming early next year||1|
|The Skylake Core i3-6320 is the gamer's new best friend||3|
|Intel: No plans for a socketed Skylake with eDRAM||4|
|Moto X Pure Edition pre-orders begin September 2||12|
|Beta-test the Force in Star Wars Battlefront this October||12|
|Businesses can store more with Seagate's 8TB hard drives||17|
|225,000 Apple accounts stolen by malware on jailbroken iPhones||30|
|Seagate squeezes 2TB into its 7-mm notebook hard drives||11|
|AMD makes hardware-based GPU virtualization a reality||57|
|auxy, give SSK back his login!||+45|