updated 02:45 pm EST, Thu December 24, 2009
MSI all-in-ones and nettops to get new Atoms
MSI wrapped up the holiday week with word that it would use CES to launch new versions of its Atom-based desktops that use Intel's Pine Trail platform. The 18.5-inch Wind Top AP1920 (not yet shown) should be the Taiwan designer's thinnest ever all-in-one at just under 1.4 inches deep and will come in versions with the new single-core or dual-core 1.66GHz Atom processors; the change gives it a slight speed boost but should drop power consumption even lower.
For its headless desktops, MSI plans to add two new Wind Box models. The DE220 is the smaller of the two and will have the surface area of a letter, or enough for it to be mounted either behind a display or on the wall; it should be over 7 times smaller than a traditional desktop, the PC builder claims. A larger model, the DC500, will occupy over twice the physical space but is meant to sit upright on a desk. Either will use the same Atoms as the Wind Top.
More authoritative specs should be available when CES starts early next month.
Wind Box DE200