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MSI Wind Box DE200 hands on
Computex 09: Interesting nettop design
Unlike MSI's D200 ION based nettop, the MSI Wind Top DE200 actually looks rather stylish. Although details of the DE200 leaked out just ahead of Computex, the models on display actually look a lot better than the early picture suggested.
Now we're not going to say it's the best looking nettop we've seen to date, but at least it brings its own kind of style to the game. The slightly wider base than top should make for a fairly sturdy case, despite it being fairly narrow and as such the case won't need a stand. On the front the DE200 has a pair of USB 2.0 ports and a card reader, while around the back you'll find an Ethernet port, a D-sub connector, an HDMI port, two more USB 2.0 ports and a pair of audio jacks where the headphone socket doubles up as optical S/PDIF out.
On the hardware side of things you'll find an Intel Atom 230 processor, the 945GC chipset and most importantly an ATI Radeon HD 4350 GPU. The system will come with 1GB of DDR2 memory (no surprise there Ed.) and most likely a 160GB hard drive. MSI didn't reveal any more specifications of the system, but we'd expect it to be available fairly soon, as the blue and red models on display looked to be production samples.