MSI has laid bare the full specifications of three of its latest laptops, including the brand new MSI Wind U123. MSI’s new netbook isn’t reinventing the wheel but does include a few intriguing upgrades including Intel’s latest Atom processor, 3G connectivity and a TV tuner.
The new Intel Atom CPU should give a small but hopefully noticeable speed boost over earlier netbook models. It sports a marginally faster 1.66GHz clock speed and takes the bus up to 667MHz.
The MSI Wind U123 is also slightly larger than its predecessor at 10.2”, and weighs in at 1.4kg. It’s coming in blue, red, grey and white. You get 1GB of RAM on board, a 160GB HDD and a 6- or 9-cell battery.
Security is being improved with new EasyFace identification software, which presumably locks you out every time you decide to grow a beard.
MSI also gave the spec treatment to its two new ultra-skinny laptops, the X-Slim X320 and X340. These malnourished gadgets stand only 18mm thick and offer a screen size of 13.8”.
The MSI X320 features an Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz processor, while the X340 uses an Intel ULV SU3500. Both run Windows Vista Home Premium with 2GB or 4GB of RAM respectively. The X320 also adds a 3G/WiMAX connection, while the X240 boasts an HDMI output.
The MSI Wind U123 and MSI X-Series laptops will be hitting the US in May. More news on UK availability when we get it.