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MSI Ships New Wind Netbooks, Wind Top at CeBIT 09

MSI will have the entire netbook lineup at this year?s CeBIT exhibition, and the latest U115 Hybrid and U110 ECO will also be making its appearance, among with the touch screen models Wind Top AE2010, AE2200 and Wind Top AE1900.

MSI U115 Hybrid and U110 ECO

MSI continues to invest and develop the netbook products, and has already introduced the business oriented U120 to the U100 and U90 lineup. The upcoming U115 Hybrid and U110 ECO will also be introduced at CeBIT 2009 in Hannover, Germany.

After releasing the U100 10" netbook in 2008, MSI announced the new product including U120, U115 Hybrid and U110 ECO netbooks. U120 is the first "WiMAX Ready" netbook in the market. U115 Hybrid is the world?s first netbook with both SSD and HDD drives built-in, where the dual storage design and ECO power saving technology extends the battery life of the netbook up to 12 hours (with a 6cell battery).

The dual storage design of the U115 Hybrid offers the pick of a 8GB or 16GB SSD matched to a 120GB or 160GB 2.5" SATA hard disk. As the U115 Hybrid's operating system is loaded on the SSD, boot times and performance are greatly increased.

The SATA hard disk on the other hand provides you with all the storage you need. An unusual feature is the ability to temporarily shut down the SATA hard disk in ECO mode. All data access and storage is handled by the SSD instead, allowing the U115 Hybrid to achieve up to 12 hours of battery life.

The U110 ECO making its debut at CeBIT features the Atom processor on the Intel Menlow platform. With the MSI exclusive power saving design, the netbook features up to 9 hours of battery life when using a 6cell battery. In addition to the 9 hours of battery life, the U110 ECO is also fairly thin and light at just 1kg and the size of a piece of B5 paper (26cm x 18cm). Not only that, the U110 ECO supports 802.11 b/g/n wireless networking and Bluetooth technologies. Other features include up to 2GB supported memory, full multimedia interface including 4-in-1 card reader (XD, SD, MMC, Memory Stick), three USB2.0 ports and 1.3 or 2.0 megapixel webcam.

"Wind Top" & "Wind Box" Series

MSI is also rolling out new high-performance multimedia entertainment products targeted at the All-in-one market. In the lead, the Wind Top AE2010 with a 20" display in the E (Entertainment) sub-series that will be making its first appearance at CeBIT. It will be accompanied by the new touch screen models in the form of the Wind Top AE2200 and Wind Top AE1900.

As for Small Form-Factor (SFF) products, MSI has added an even more compact Wind Box DC100 model to its Wind Box range.

At CeBIT, MSI also announces that its All-in-one computer product range will now be officially known as the "Wind Top" series while the SFF range is now named the "Wind Box" series.

Wind Top AE2010 ? The First New 20" All-in-one Model

The first 20" All-in-one computer from MSI will be making its first official experience at CeBIT in Germany. The new 20" model joins the existing 19" and 22" models in the Wind Top series, and not only offers the new option of a 16:9 aspect ratio 20" computer display but also improved multimedia performance.

The E (Entertainment) series in the Wind Top range is designed to provide high-quality visual and audio effects to users. The new Wind Top AE2010 now offers even more advanced graphics. Apart from the 1600x900 high resolution display, it also comes with built-in UVD (Universal Video Decoder) to support High Definition video decoding and reduce the processor?s workload. The Wind Top AE2010 also offers more complete multimedia functionality compared to its predecessors by using an AMD single-core CPU with the AMD 780G chipset.

Wind Top AE2200/1900 Touch Screen

Shown for the first time at CeBIT in Germany is the company's advanced touch control computer monitor technology. MSI designed a contemporary kitchen space at CeBIT to host the 22" Wind Top AE2200 and the 19" Wind Top AE1900.

MSI Wind Box DC100

MSI's SFF Window Box series is designed to deliver low energy consumption in a small form factor. After unveiling the first SFF computer DC130 at the CES show in the US, MSI is now showing at CeBIT the even more advanced and compact Wind Box DC100.

With just a volume of 1.5L, the Wind Box DC100 is not only more compact than its predecessor but it also uses the same energy efficient dual-core Atom processor.

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