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.
|Lenovo ThinkCentre and ThinkPad machines pack AMD PRO APUs||7|
|iOS 10.1 update includes portrait mode beta for iPhone 7 Plus||1|
|Biostar belatedly announces GTX 1060 graphics cards||9|
|HyperX Alloy keyboard gets lean and mean for FPS gaming||6|
|AMD drops prices on the Radeon RX 460 and RX 470||49|
|Reports: Radeon RX 470D is a budget Polaris card for China||9|
|Examining reports of slow write speeds on the 32GB iPhone 7||33|
|Cellular Insights dissects iPhone 7 Plus modem performance||11|
|Deals of the week: scads of high-performance storage and more||9|
|A real "console monitor" would be 720p @ 30 Hz ;P||+63|