MSI announces U130 and U135 Wind Series netbooks

December 23, 2009 // 3:32 p.m.

New Intel Atom N450 netbooks push the limit of mobile technology

London, 21st December, 2009: MSI, the manufacturer of notebooks, PCs and computer components, today announces the release of its curvaceous new MSI Wind U130 and U135 netbooks. Harnessing the power of Intel’s new Pine Trail platform, the two are the first netbooks to achieve international WiMAX Forum certification, pushing the limit of current generation mobile technology.

Continuing the same high standard that users have come to expect from MSI’s Wind range, the U130 and U135 draw upon feedback given from millions of MSI Wind users around the world.

The result is a perfect balance between power and portability – combining the reduced power requirements of the Windows 7 operating system with the latest Intel Atom N450 processor and next-generation single-chipset architecture. The result: power consumption of only 5.5 watts, increasing battery life by 15% and overall performance by 10%. Both notebooks feature a 10” LED backlit display with 1024x600 screen resolution, ensuring comfortable, colourful viewing of documents and web pages.

The U130 and U135 netbooks also bring exclusive MSI ECO Engine Technology to the table, reinforcing the Atom N450’s abilities and significantly increasing the length of time these netbooks can be used. With ECO engine technology, users can choose from 5 power supply modes – Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Document and Turbo Battery. Each of these modes offers the most effective balance of battery longevity and performance for each scenario.

Both models offer exemplary connectivity and entertainment, supporting 3.5G WiMAX communication technologies as an option, as well as built-in 802.11b/g/n WLAN, an integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam, V2.0 EDR Bluetooth, stereo speakers and microphones. Bundled software includes MSI’s Easy Face security recognition software, Visual Effect 2 and Print Creation packages.

It’s not just the technology under the bonnet that has evolved - as the latest MSI Wind generation, refinements have been made to the netbooks’ appearance and usability. Externally, hard lines and straight angles have given way to graceful curves and artistic, flowing designs.

The Wind U130 is available in two all-new standard colours: Snow White and Brilliant Black. The Wind U135 comes in a choice of dazzling colour options: Sterling Silver, Brilliant Black, Midnight Blue and Cherry Red. The U135 model also features MSI’s exclusive Chiclet keyboard, utilising an independent key design for quieter typing with improved tactile feedback. The touch pad’s area has also increased by 20%, allowing for easier finger navigation.

The MSI Wind U130 and U135 netbooks are both available from January priced at £229 and £279 respectively. For further information on MSI’s full range of products please visit uk.msi.com

Notes to editors

U135-U130 Spec

Colours


U130: Black and White

U135: Silver, Black, Blue and Red


Sound


Stereo speakers, HD Audio

Operating System


Genuine Windows 7 Starter


IO


VGA, Mic-in, Headphone, Gigabit Ethernet

Screen


10” (1024x600) WSVGA LED


Card reader


4 in 1 (support SD< MMC, MS, XD)

CPU


Intel Atom Processor N450 (1.66Ghz)


Webcam


1.3 Mega Pixel

Chipset


NM10


Dimensions


W260 x H 180 x D 19~31.5 mm

HDD


160 / 250GB (2.5” SATA)


Bluetooth


2.0 EDR

VGA


GMA 3150


Battery


3 Cell / 6 Cell

WLAN


802.11b/g/n


Weight


1.2 kg (with 3-cell battery)



About MSI NOTEBOOK

MSI Notebook’s goal is to become the most trusted name in laptop computers. We have worked hard over the years to enhance the user’s experience. We stand by our principles of breakthroughs in design, the pursuit of excellence, and technological innovation as we have continued to raise the bar for ourselves and have accomplished a great deal of pioneering work in the industry. Examples include developing Turbo Power, ECO Engine and Cinema Pro technologies. MSI Notebook was also the first laptop manufacturer globally to be awarded True Dolby Home Theater Surround Sound certification.

MSI Notebook designs its products with the consumer in mind starting at the R&D stage. To ensure that consumers use MSI laptop computers with peace of mind, each MSI laptop computer undergoes a series of detailed testing before it is shipped from the factory. We test pressure and humidity, shock and vibration as well as the life spans of connector hinges, keyboards, and touch panels. Some of the other tests (around 30 tests in total) include pressure and dropping, I/O connectors, noise, antistatic capabilities, and system performance. We carefully check each detail employing the most rigorous testing standards, so that the consumer uses their new MSI laptop computer knowing that MSI Notebook stands behind its products.

So far, MSI Notebook has introduced 7 series of notebook computers to meet the expectations for every consumer, and they are the Gaming Series, Aesthetics Series, Professional Series, Entertainment Series, Ultra Portable Series, X-Slim Series and Value Series.

If you need more product information, please visit www.msi.com
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