MSI To Launch New "Son of Wind" Netbook: The U120

MSI is resolute to take on Asus in the battle of the Ultra portables with the soon to be announced Wind 2 or U120, to compete with the slew of Asus EEE PC laptops that the Taiwanese giant has released in the past few months.

This time around, MSI is banking on a more professional look compared to the original MSI laptop, the Wind U100. But unfortunately, it seems that most of the changes are on the outside.

The U120 will still keep more or less the same specs. Intel Atom CPU, 120GB HDD or SSD depending on your budget but fortunately for business users, the U120 will include 802.11n wireless network and will house an integrated SIM card holder that opens the way for 3.5G/HSDPA connectivity.

Fudzilla managed to grab a few snaps as well and expects the price to be around USD 600, roughly GBP 350 with a launch scheduled later this year - probably just on time for Christmas.

MSI has also said that it would be providing either with a three-cell or a six-cell battery which should last up to four hours under normal use.