Cometh the Wind: MSI Wind Notebook Finally Shipping

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After failing to meet its scheduled release date last month, t the pre-ordered MSI Wind ultra-portable/low-voltage notebook finally began shipping on July 7th, 2008 , as promised. Those who didn’t pre-order the Wind can buy it now at Fry’s and online New Egg, Amazon, Fry’s, ZipZoomfly, MWave.com and Buy.com. This version of the Wind comes with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, Windows XP Home Edition, 1GB DDR2 memory, 80GB 2.5” SATA drive and a 1.3MP webcam.

It carries an asking price of $479 and comes with a 3-cell battery pack. Those of you who have your sights planted on the $399 Linux version or the 6-cell version will have to wait till September. MSI is also going to roll out its Wind mini-desktop in Europe and Asia this month, however, the diminutive desktop won’t be released in North America.

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