than a year on the market, MSI's Wind U100 is about to
receive a much needed refresh and a new CPU. Announced back in April,
the Wind U100 Plus features an Atom N280 CPU. This means you get a
slightly higher clock, 1.66HHz to be exact, and a 667MHz bus versus
533MHz on the N270.
The rest of the spec remains unchanged, but there's really not much to
change as it already has just about everything Intel and Microsoft
allow on a netbook, i.e. 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive and a
6-cell battery. Fortunately the price stays the same, and the new
version should not cost more than the old N270-based Wind.
This might cause some retailers to drop prices on the old model to get
rid of excess stock, so we might be looking at some bargains when the
Plus version appears. Also, you'll get a choice of two new colours with
the Plus, Rose Champagne and Metallic Blue.
It should appear in retail over the next few weeks, and we're a bit
surprised it's taking this long to ship it in Europe, as it was
announced months ago.
MSI launches Wind U100 Plus