MSI's U135 Wind Netbook Now Available for Just More than $300

Paul Lilly

With the announcement of its Wind U135 'Special Edition Netbook' line, MSI and its entourage of ultraportables arrive fashionably late to the Pine Trail party. 'Special,' in this case, probably refers to the U135's "stylish color film printed case," which MSI claims prevents smudging.

The rest of the U135 is like just about every other Pine Trail netbook we've seen to date. Flying in the Wind is an Intel Atom N450 processor, along with Intel GMA3150 graphics, 1GB of DDR2 memory, 160GB or 250GB hard drive, 802.11b/g/n, 1.3MP webcam, three USB 2.0 ports, a 4-in-1 memory card reader, 3-cell or 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Starter.

MSI also decked out the U135 series with its now familiar ECO Engine Technology. Exclusive to MSI, this power saving tech allows the user to switch between 5 different power modes -- Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Document, and Turbo Battery -- to extend the life of the battery.

The Wind U135 series is available now for $310-$330.

Image Credit: MSI

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