MSI introduces AMD Congo-based netbook, Wind12 U230

By Justin
Nov 30, 2009
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  1. Benchmark AMD Neo V40 X2

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+Athlon+Neo+X2+Dual+Core+L335

    AMD Athlon Neo X2 Dual Core L335 SCORE: 858
  2. ken777

    ken777 Newcomer, in training Posts: 103

    The Windows based netbooks are moving upscale with bigger screens, faster processors and discrete graphics. They're going to become the new low-end, general purpose notebooks. The "netbook" niche will be filled by smartphones or larger devices with lightweight os's like chrome os/linux running on stuff like Tegras.
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,121   +51

    @Ken777: They have been for a time now the low-end general purpose notebooks, I have even played online some classic games on my acer one like heroes III (It runs heroes V), Warcraft III, use it with mysql and netbeans projects, watch movies and shows on it, and so on.

    When manufacturers introducted N270 they turned from the old machine geode (500mhz) to a new single core solution (1600mhz). Back then you couldn't even see youtube because of the slow processor :p
  4. WakeMO

    WakeMO Newcomer, in training Posts: 18

    This is really impressive. Ive been hesitant of buying a netbook because of their lack of horsepower, but now im really interested. It looks really good to! Does anyone know the price tag?
  5. buttus

    buttus TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 187

    MSI has really be focusing on both the netbook and AIO display pc's (usually with Atom CPU's). I think they are putting too many eggs into a niche basket. They have certainly been innovative and even industry leading in these particular areas...but I can't help but feel they are betting on the wrong horse.
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,121   +51

    @Buttus: But the atom is the future! (Well not intel's atom... but you get the point) With extreme power efficient processor, even with dual core atom solutions and cheap as they are, are going to become the day to day user computer processor by excelence, even for office work and large corporations, lower consumption means lower energy bills, means less variable costs, more proffit for company.

    How much of a computer one needs to google, facebook, play some java games, use office and watch videos out of the computer?
    Answer: Atom.
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