Unlike Asus and its smorgasbord of Eee PC variants, MSI is taking the whole netbook thing with a more measured approach. Now that its 10" Wind U100 subnotebook has settled onto store shelves, MSI is gearing up to launch an 8.9" derivative: the Wind U90.
The team at Engadget has learned some fresh details about the U90 and even snapped a couple dozen photos of it in the flesh. Despite the smaller display, the Wind U90 features the same near-full-sized keyboard as its big brother. That means a bigger chassis with unused bezel space around the LCD panel, but also a comfier keyboard than what you'll find on most 8.9" netbooks.
According to a spec sheet in one of the photos, the Wind U90's LED-backlit display will have a 1024x600 resolution, and the machine will have a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, and an 80GB mechanical hard in its innards. A Linux-toting U90 model with an €339 price tag should arrive in Europe in late September or early October. Engadget has no word of a U.S. release, but we'd expect the laptop to cost less than $400 once it crosses the Atlantic.
|Updated LG Gram laptops put heavy-duty power into feathery bodies||8|
|Antec P110 Silent touts quiet looks and quiet operation||9|
|Monkey Day Shortbread||9|
|Thursday deals: a nice Z370 mobo, a huge VA display, and more||2|
|Samsung's Notebook 9 portables rock eighth-gen Core i7s||3|
|Rumor: Ryzen 2 set for Q1 2018 and a Fenghuang APU breaks cover||63|
|TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: eight days left and counting||8|
|MSI gives Radeon RX Vega cards an Air Boost||22|
|Corsair's latest SO-DIMM kit takes 32 GB of DDR4 to 4000 MT/s||9|
|My first born son will be named fenghuang. I will raise him in the way of zen. Thus it is written, thus it shall be done.||+19|