This new system features a 10-inch screen with a standard 1,024x600-pixel resolution and looks very similar to earlier members of the Wind family in the same size category. MSI has made a few tweaks here and there, however. First and foremost, it is using a new chiclet-style keyboard with 20% larger keys that should offer better typing feel. A new, larger touch pad has also been added, as well as a "color film printed case" that produces a glossy look without collecting smudges.
The base $309.99 model packs 160GB of HDD storage and a three-cell battery, while an upcoming pricier variant has a 250GB drive and a six-cell battery rated for 7.5 hours of use. Three USB ports, an integrated 4 in 1 card reader, 1.3 megapixel webcam, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and MSI's ECO Engine technology round out the features.
The new MSI Wind U135 is available right now at Newegg, Amazon and other electronics retailers in silver, charcoal, ruby and sapphire colors -- or silver, black, red and blue.