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MSI Wind officially announced, reviewed running Windows XP

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We already know almost everything there is to know about the MSI Wind, but today MSI is officially announcing it’s launch.

In case you haven’t been following it, the Wind is an Asus Eee PC alternative whose specs include:

  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor
  • 512MB of RAM for Linux version, 1GB for Windows version
  • 80GB hard drive
  • 3-cell battery for Linux version, 6-cell battery for Windows XP version
  • 1.3 megapixel webcam

Laptop Magazine got their hands on the Windows version of the Wind and call it “the best all-around mini-notebook to date.”

The found the pros of the 2.6 pound notebook to be:

  • Relatively large 10-inch screen
  • Fast boot time (34 seconds)
  • Long battery life (over 5 hours)
  • Conformable keyboard
  • One-touch TurboDrive CPU overclocking

Not all is perfect, of course. They didn’t care for the single-bar mouse, below-average wireless throughput and limited tech support with no toll-free number.

The pros, however, far outweigh the cons and they gave the Wind their editors choice award.

Look for the Windows XP model to ship on June 16th for $499 and the Linux version to ship later this summer for $399.

For more info, pics and benchmark scores check out Laptop Magazine’s full review here.

[Via Engadget]

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