MSI's Wind U200 is not a netbook, is coming soon

Is sticking CULV guts inside netbook-like designs the latest rage? Acer did it with its 11.6" Aspire Timeline 1810T last month, and now, MSI is about to unleash a laptop that's part of its Wind series yet features more upscale Intel CULV hardware. Behold the Wind U200, which has become available for pre-order at German online retailer

The Wind U200 has a 12" 1366x768 display, a Pentium SU2700 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, HDMI output, and a six-cell battery. Perhaps to make sure this thing doesn't get lumped in with all the netbooks, MSI bundles it with Windows Vista Home Premium, as well. says the system is "deliverable in 3 - 4 weeks," and it charges €629 for the pre-order. Since the same e-tailer sells MSI's X-Slim X340 for €666, and Newegg sells a similar machine for $750, you can probably expect to pick up the U200 for around $700 in the States. (Thanks to Engadget for the link.)

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