Adding to its array of netbooks, MSI has introduced the 3.3lb Wind12 U230 Light
, which shrinks its predecessor's 12.1-inch package to a more compact 11.6-inch footprint – or in the company's words, "smaller than a sheet of A4 paper
." The updated system features an AMD-based ultrathin platform, including the 1.6GHz Athlon Neo MV-40 processor and Radeon HD 3200
Additional specs provided on Amazon's product include a 1366x768 display resolution, 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, three USB 2.0 ports, 802.11b/g/n wireless, a 4-in-1 card reader, HDMI-out, a 6-cell battery, and a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. Besides marketing babble like "60% less power consumption than standard notebooks," no battery life is given.
The Wind12 U230 Light is priced at $400 and as noted, it's currently available online through Amazon
, but there's only four left in stock with "more on the way." Office Depot also has the system on hand for $380
with a $20 instant rebate. Both merchants offer free shipping.