MSI US Announces Wind U135 Special Edition Netbook

MSI announces the MSI Wind U135 netbook.  These special edition netbooks commemorate the millions of Wind models sold globally and are the first to feature the powerful, yet efficient Intel Pine Trail Platform with the Atom™ N450 processor .

MSI Wind U135 Special Edition

Available in Silver, Charcoal, Ruby and Sapphire, the newest addition to the Wind family also features a 160GB or 250 GB hard drive, 1 GB of DDR2 memory and Windows 7 Starter and start at $309.99.

The MSI Wind U135 netbook’s new CPU and single chipset architecture combine to consume just 7 watts, increasing battery life by 15% and overall performance by as much as 10%. You can choose between a 3-cell or 6-cell battery, with the later delivering a battery life of up to 7.5 hours.

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The U135’s battery life also benefits from MSI’s exclusive MSI ECO Engine Technology and an efficient LED display. The ECO Engine technology allows you to choose from 5 power modes–Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Document and Turbo Battery–to customize the power supply based on usage requirements.

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The U135 also features several design upgrades including a new raised chiclet keyboard and a color film printed case. The elevated keys are 20% larger, firm to the touch and improve typing accuracy and user comfort. For the new generation Wind U135, MSI has specially incorporated a wider touch pad that provides an even more flawless and comfortable user experience. Overall quality also results in a nimbler and more aesthetically pleasing presence.

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The U135’s stylish color film printed case prevents smudging, giving the netbook a glossy finish. MSI also packed a 1.3M webcam, D-Sub port, 3 USB 2.0 ports and 4×1 card reader into the portable lightweight U135.

The MSI Wind U135 Netbook is not just nimble, smart, and stylish; it also include the latest current generation technologies, supporting 3.5G WiMAX communication technologies (optional), and it’s the first netbook product on the market with the new generation Intel® ATOMTM processor N450 that have received International WiMAX Forum Certification.

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The new MSI Wind U135 is available now at retailers such as Fry’s Electronics and Comp USA, and online at Amazon and Newegg for $309.99 – $329.99.  MSI offers a 1-year limited warranty with the U135 and extended customer services hours at 1-888-447-6564. (www.msimobile.com)

U135 Specs

CPU Intel® ATOMTM processor N450 (1.66GHZ)
ChipsetIntel® NM10 Express Chipset
Graphic Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
MemoryDDR2 667 support up to 2 GB(1 DIMM slot)
LCD10” (1024 x 600) WSVGA LED
HDD160 GB / 250 GB (2.5” SATA)
OpticalW/O
Card reader4 in 1 (support SD,MMC,MS,MS Pro)
I/OD-sub*1 , USB 2.0*3 , Mic-in
Headphone, RJ45
Battery3 cells  / 6 cells ( optional)
Wireless802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V2.0EDR
Webcam1.3 M Webcam
SoundHD Audio, Stereo speakers
Dimension260×180×19-31.5mm
Weight1.2 Kg (with 3 cell battery)
OSMicrosoft ® Windows® 7 Starter

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