Wind U120 netbook to have 3.5G connectivity

MSI is cooking up another addition to its netbook line: the Wind U120. At least, that’s what DigiTimes says it has heard from sources in the notebook industry. The tiny laptop will reportedly come out in November and feature an integrated 3.5G connectivity module, which should allow it to hook up to cell phone networks for constant on-the-go Internet goodness.

Otherwise, the Wind U120 sounds like it won’t try anything outlandish with its hardware and software. DigiTimes mentions a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, a 120GB (presumably mechanical) hard drive, and a pre-installed copy of Windows XP. You can expect the system to cost $18,000 TWD in Taiwan, which would peg U.S. pricing at $552—not cheap, but not bad considering the 3.5G aspect.

According to a Fudzilla news post from earlier this month, the Wind U120 will have a 10-inch display just like the existing Wind U100. Judging by the official-looking shots Fudzilla obtained, however, the machine will trade the U100’s bubbly design for something a little sharper.

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    • provoko
    • 11 years ago

    How fast is 3.5g and how much does access cost?

    What happened to WiMax?

      • Corrado
      • 11 years ago

      3.5G is I’m assuming HSDPA.

      Quote from Wiki:

      Current HSDPA deployments support down-link speeds of 1.8, 3.6, 7.2 and 14.4 Mbit/s. Further speed increases are available with HSPA+, which provides speeds of up to 42 Mbit/s downlink.

      • tfp
      • 11 years ago

      WiMax is kind of 3.5g. The g rating system is just a bucket to put all the different tech types into. Just like how EVDO (CDMA) and UMTS are both 3G. And how CDMA1x and GSM are 2g or so.

      They dumb it down to make it easier for us all.

    • GreatGooglyMoogly
    • 11 years ago

    I think it’s high time to rename the site The Netbook Report.

      • ludi
      • 11 years ago

      Wait, I thought it was the Apple Report. I mean the Vista Sucks Report. I mean the Too Much Time Spent On Nvidia Rumors Report. Or was it…

      Oh, right. It’s the Tech(nology) Report. Makes sense after all!

        • 5150
        • 11 years ago

        Until NVIDIA denys the rumors, I’d say there’s a good chance of them being true.

      • ssidbroadcast
      • 11 years ago

      Googly…Googly…Googly GO AWAY!

      /obscure?

    • Corrado
    • 11 years ago

    Cyril, the case is almost the same, its the colors and the angles that make it look sharper. Its most likely the same motherboard, same screen with a few design revisions, but its not a wholly new machine by any stretch.

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