MSI continues to churn out the netbook and laptop releases this week, now shipping a pair of AMD-based Wind12 U230 netbooks.
The Wind12 U230 computers boast slightly larger screens for the netbook class at 12.1-inches, but still only weigh in at about 3.3 pounds. However, the MSI pair, U230-033 and U230-040, are not completely alike.
First, both of the Wind12 U230 portable computers feature:
Windows 7 Home Premium
12.1-inch WXGA display (1,366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio)
ATI Radeon HD3200 graphics
2GB of RAM
4-in-1 card reader
Connectivity: Three USB sockets, VGA and HDMI outputs, Ethernet, Audio in/out
The differences really come down to hard drive storage space and processor choices. The U230-033 includes a 250GB SATA drive and an AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor, whereas the U230-040 packs a 320GB SATA hard drive plus an AMD Athlon X2 L335 CPU.
For these extra spec boosts, there's a $50 difference. Both are available for purchase and shipping now, starting at $429.99.