MSI to officially launch its latest colorful U123 netbook series, including three different models to represent this lineup, starting with the very basic U123 version, which packs a 10.2-inch display, together with a 1.66GHz Atom N280 CPU, 1GB of RAM and some other usual specs. Heading forward to the second version, the U123H, which comes with a 3.5G (HSDPA) WWAN module add-on, and finally the third one, the U123T that houses an integrated TV tuner, but doesn’t support 3.5G capabilities like previous device. Still no word on price or availability, but be sure we’ll bring them to you the moment they go on public.
Update1: Looks like the Wind U123 series is officially available for pre-order in some US retailers (AKA: Amazon, Newegg, J&R), offered either in Blue or Red flavors, with prices starting from $350 and up to $380.
Update2: Apparently, the U123 version is now officially available across the US, while the two other models are still in hold. Checkout MSI’s announcement after the break.
MSI US ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF THE WIND U123
The new Wind model comes in four stylish colors and is available for just $379.99 MSRP
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA May 21, 2009 MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is excited to announce availability of the new Wind U123. The innovative Wind U123 features the powerful new Intel® Atom 1.66 GHz N280 processor, EasyFace identification software and other MSI exclusive technologies. Like its award winning predecessors, the Wind U123 is equipped with an ergonomically designed keyboard and touch pad, and an enlarged 10.2″ LCD display for comfortable typing and browsing respectively.
“We are excited to launch another version of our award winning line of Wind netbooks,” said Andy Tung Vice President of Sales, MSI US. “The U123’s brilliant colors, upgraded Atom N280 processor, and aggressive pricing make it our best Wind model yet.”
The U123’s smart looking case has a sleek, clean design and is the first Wind available in red and blue, in addition to the standard grey and white. The U123 is available with 6-Cell battery and 9-Cell Battery at Amazon.com, Newegg.com, Buy.com, Mwave.com, Zipzoomfly.com, JR.com, BHphotovideo.com, and www.msimobile.com.