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MSI Wind12 U230 Netbook

MSI introduces Wind12 U230 Netbook powered by AMD Athlon Neo X2 Dual-Core Processor for Ultrathin Notebooks. The MSI Wind12 U230 comes with 12.1 inch HD Ready display, installed Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium operating system and AMD RS780MN + SB710 chipset. Wind 12 U230 supports up to 4GB RAM, up to 320 GB HDD, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and comes with installed 1.3 megapixels webcam.

The company claims that AMD’s new platform consumes 60 percent less power than standard notebooks and offers 4-hours of battery life. It also comes with the AMD RS780MN and SB710 chipsets that support HD and DX10 and ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics.

Battery life was a negative point, managing to last for just over three hours. It was also noisy in use, had a highly reflective glossy display and glossy lid prone to fingerprint marks. However, this needs to be measured against a device that has good build quality, a comfortable keyboard and value price point of £399. Retail availability is expected in January.


MSI Wind12 U230 Technical Specifications:

  • AMD Congo CPU MV40 / L335

  • AMD RS780MN + SB710

  • Graphics: ATi Radeon HD3200

  • LCD Display: 12.1? 1366*768 HD Ready

  • DDR2 667/800MHz, 2 SO-DIMM slot, Max: 4GB

  • HDD: 160GB/250GB/320GB SATA

  • Windows 7 Home Premium

  • 1.3MP Webcam

  • 4-in-1 Card Reader, SD/MMC/MS/XD

  • Built-in 10/100/1000 LAN

  • Built-in 802.11b/g/n WLAN Card / Bluetooth V2.0 EDR Supported (Bluetooth is optional)

  • I/O Ports:

    • VGA (15-pin, D-Sub)

    • USB 2.0 Port x 3

    • Mic-in Port

    • Headphone Output

    • LAN Port

    • HDMI



  • Keyboard: 87 keys

  • AC Adaptor: 65W

  • Battery Pack: 3-cell / 6-cell (optional)

  • Dimensions : 297(L) X 190(D) X 24-31(H)mm

  • Weight: 1.3KG with 3 cell battery


MSI is starting to truly bridge the gap between netbooks and notebooks. This machine will definitely be able to play games you’d otherwise be unable too, though the price tag will likely be high enough to justify what it gets you.

The Wind U230 is powered by 3/6 cell battery and provides up to 4 hours backup.

No Price announcements for MSI Wind12 U230 in Indian Market.
MSI Wind12 U230 Netbook MSI Wind12 U230 Netbook Reviewed by Imran Baig on 12:19:00 PM Rating: 5
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