MSI Wind12 U230 unveiled; 12.1” AMD Neo X2-powered netbook

October 30, 2009 at 6:29 pm

MSI Wind12 U230MSI has quietly launched a new 12.1-inch netbook on its official website. The MSI Wind12 U230 follows on from the U200/U210 models, with a 12.1-inch (1366 x 768) display powered by an AMD Athlon Neo X2 (Yukon CPU MV40/ L335) dual-core processor. Graphics will be catered for by the ATI Radeon HD 3200 and it will come with Windows 7 Home Premium.

Other features include up to 4GB RAM, 160-320GB HDD, HDMI, 1.3MP webcam, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), 4-in-1 card reader, three USB ports and optional Bluetooth. Battery life on the 6-cell battery should be good for around 4 hours. At this point there’s little information on pricing or availability, but we’ll keep you posted.

Via Netbooked.


80 Responses to “MSI Wind12 U230 unveiled; 12.1” AMD Neo X2-powered netbook”

  1. SpencerUk said:
    October 30th, 2009 11:46 PM

    I bet pricing will be through the roof for this one

  2. nuke1 said:
    October 31st, 2009 1:30 PM

    Can’t be above £400 (I’d suspect it’d be £350), as the Acer Ferrari has similar specs and is that much.

  3. David said:
    October 31st, 2009 8:06 PM

    anyone have a link for a comparison between ATI Radeon HD 3200 and 9400 (ion)?

  4. nuke1 said:
    November 1st, 2009 1:52 PM

    I’d be interested in a comparison of the above as well.

  5. Gabriel said:
    November 1st, 2009 6:58 PM

    HD3200 it’s better, ion uses a low powered and more restricted version of the 9400, dont let anyone fool you , facts and source:

  6. Luke said:
    November 2nd, 2009 1:57 AM

    The ION LE is purposely crippled to only run DX9 however it’s not physically crippled, there’s already a hacked set of drivers to make it run exactly like a 9400 with DX10 support.

  7. Jack Bronsky said:
    November 3rd, 2009 10:06 PM

    I would still like to see a comparison beteen the hacked ion le (ie. a first gen full ion) and the 3200. I think the benchmarks I have seen give the advantage to the Radeon.

    My real quesion is why a 12″ notebook is using 3000 series graphics when it could be using the clearly superior 4000 series?

    Jack Bronksy