MSI is commemorating the millions of Wind netbooks sold worldwide by announcing a special edition Wind U135 Special Edition netbook. This new netbook is unique in that it features a raised keyboard giving keys 20% more surface area which will help improve user accuracy and generally make your computing more pleasant.

The U135 comes with the latest Intel Atom N450 , a 160GB or 250GB HDD, 1 GB DD2 memory, and Windows 7 Starter edition. There will be a choice of four colours (Silver, Charcoal, Ruby, and Sapphire) and will start at $309.

For me, the raised keyboard is very interesting since netbooks are notoriously bad for ergonomics and painful during long typing sessions.

The U135 is available now at popular stores like Fry’s Electronics, Comp USA, Amazon, and NewEgg.
MSI Wind U135 Specs:
  • Intel Atom N450
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • 10″ WSVGA (1024×600)
  • Intel GMA3150
  • 1GB DDR2
  • 160GB / 250GB 2.5″ SATA HDD
  • 801.11 b/g/n wireless
  • 3-cell and 6-cell battery
  • VGA-outputm, 3x USB 2.0, Mic and line-in, RJ45
  • 1.3MP webcam, 4-in-1 card reader
  • 12.22″ x 8.87″ x 3.15″
  • 2.4 lbs. with 3-cell battery, 2.8 lbs. with 6-cell
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