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MSI Wind12 U230 AMD-based netbooks with 12.1" displays now available; starts at $429.99

MSi continues to churn out the netbook and laptop releases this week, now shipping a pair of AMD-based Wind12 U230 netbooks.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor

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
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 1.3-megapixel camera
  • 4-in-1 card reader
  • 6-cell battery
  • 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.

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