In the past few days we brought you news of upcoming “Eee PC killers” from the likes of HP
. Now, it looks like there’s yet another entrant to the cheap, tiny notebook market as MSI has quietly shown off a new Eee rival
at the CeBIT show.
Dubbed the MSI Wind, this notebook will apparently feature an eight or ten inch screen with a 1024x768 resolution, and a choice of either a solid state disk or 2.5-inch hard disk drive. In addition, the laptop is said to be powered by Intel’s Atom processors – which allow for clock speeds between 1GHz and 1.5GHz – sport 1GB of RAM, your choice of Windows or Linux, and a claimed battery life of no less than seven hours.
Though the Wind is still in the prototype phase at the moment and there’s no word on a release date just yet, it is expected to be priced anywhere between €299 ($458) and €699 ($1072) when it launches, depending on options chosen.