MSI's Wind U110 ECO Ditches ATI Graphics, Boasts Long Battery Life


MSI on Monday announced a new netbook called the Wind U110 ECO, which we had previously heard would come with ATI graphics inside, but that isn't the case. Instead, MSI opted to roll with Intel's GMA500 graphics chipset, a less powerful trade off that, when combined with the 9-cell battery, helps contribute to the claimed 15+ hours of battery life.

Other now familiar specs include a 10-inch 1024x600 display, Intel Atom Z530 processor (1.6GHz), 1GB of DDR2-533MHz, a 160GB hard drive, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, a 1.3MP webcam, GbE LAN, three USB 2.0 ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, a built-in mic, and a blu-ray burner (Sike! Just seeing if you were paying attention).

In terms of portability, the newest Wind measures just 1.24 inches at its widest point and weighs 3.2 pounds while lugging the 9-cell battery pack.

Available now for $400 street.

Image Credit: MSI

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