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LITS 2011: MSI Set To Showcase Updated U270 Laptop?

MSI may well showcase an updated version of the MSI Wind U270 laptop at the London IT Show in October, one based on the AMD E-450 processor which was previewed at the IFA 2011 event in Germany.

The ultra portable notebook is similar to the existing U270 with the only upgrade being the CPU which will be a Zacate-based E450; the processor, which is fabbed on a 40nm process, was only launched in August and has two cores.

It is slightly faster than the E-350 but comes with a better GPU (a HD6320 clocked at 508MHz), includes the Turbo Core technology (which will improve performance and battery life) and supports DDR3-1333 memory. Just like its predecessor, it carries a TDP of only 18W which means that it is a direct replacement for the E-350.

The new U270 is likely to cost the same as the existing one; SaveonLaptops sells the E-350 version with 2GB RAM, a 320GB hard disk drive, an 11.6-inch WXGA LED screen, Wi-Fi, GbE, Webcam, HDMI port, two USB ports and Windows 7 Home Premium for £337.37 - which is a tad too expensive for what it offers.

Tickets for the LIT show - which takes place from the 21st to the 23rd of October at London's ExCel conference centre, are already on sale here.

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.