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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.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.