MSI unveils dual-core Wind D130 nettop

— 9:36 AM on January 15, 2009

The nettop market has gotten just a little bit bigger. MSI has announced the Wind D130, a new nettop that packs both a dual-core Atom processor and an optical drive, making it a little closer to a full-blown desktop than other nettops out there.

MSI says the Wind D130 has a 1.6GHz Atom 330 processor, 2GB of DDR2 memory, a DVD burner, 7.1-channel audio, and passive cooling for both the processor and chipset. Photos of the machine still show a fan at the back, however, and MSI quotes noise output of 30dB—"quieter than a library," it claims. The fan probably doesn't need to spin very fast, since MSI also mentions that power draw under "full speed operation" is only 35W.

Otherwise, MSI brags for a whole paragraph about how the Wind D130 "exudes a full, simple Nordic style." That look apparently comes from the machine's body, which is made of matte black metal. Maybe the MSI folks really like those 1980s Volvos.

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