After helping saturate the market with its Wind netbook, MSI is now setting its sights on the all-in-one nettop market and has announced the forthcoming launch of three competitively-priced products. Dubbed Wind Netons
, the new offerings will range in price between $399 and $799, and feature a simplistic design that is somewhat reminiscent of the Apple iMac.
Two Wind Neton models – the $399 M16 with a 15.6” panel and $499 M19 with an 18.5” panel – will adopt the Intel Atom 270 processor and 945GSE chipset, with 1GB of DDR2 memory, 160GB hard drive, a slim-type optical drive and either Windows XP or Linux. The $799 Neton M22 bumps up performance with either an Intel dual-core or quad-core mobile CPU and GS45 chipset to support H.264 and VC1 hardware decoding. It will also boast a touch sensitive screen and optional Blu-ray drive.
The new MSI Neton PCs will start shipping in January and should directly compete with the recently announced Eee Top
all-in-one nettops from Asus.