updated 03:05 pm EST, Fri January 23, 2009
MSI Wind U120 now shipping
After showing it off at CES, MSI has now shipped the Wind U120, and the netbook is available at Amazon. The listing confirms many of the 10-inch PC's specs as well as its price. As with nearly every other netbook on the market, the Wind U120 uses Intel's 1.6GHz Atom processor and 1GB of RAM. It includes both a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module for wireless data connections, and its 160GB hard drive come preloaded with Windows XP Home.
As equipped, the netbook weighs about 2.6lbs with its standard six-cell battery. Its keyboard is only 20 percent smaller than a conventional full-size keyboard, while the 1024x600 resolution from the screen matches that of some larger notebooks. The built-in 1.3-megapixel camera allows users to have video chats, and doubles as a security device in conjunction with MSI's facial recognition software. The new netbook also has an Ethernet port, three USB 2.0 ports, a VGA output and a 4-in-1 memory card reader.
The Wind U120 netbook with the above specs is priced at nearly $470 via Amazon.