MSI has two new portable notebooks available in North America: the Wind U160 and the Wind U230.

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Up first is the Wind U160 netbook which sports an Intel Atom N450 and an excellent 15 hour battery life using MSI’s ECO mode. MSI has also done away with the traditional clamshell design and is using a more industrialized look.

Like the previous U120, the U160 employs a raised chiclet keyboard, a 10″ display, 1GB of RAM, and a 6-cell battery. The Wind U160 retails for $379.99.

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Next is the Wind U230 which is a 12″.1 sub-notebook that uses AMD processors, ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics (1366×768 resolution), 2GB of RAM, and has HDMI output to complete the experience. The U230 weighs just 3.3 lbs and satisfies the itch for a well-rounded, yet inexpensive portable system.

There are two Wind U230 variants: the U230-033 and U230-040. The 033 uses an Athlon Neo MV-40 and a 250GB HDD for $429.99, while the 040 uses an Athlon X2 L335 and a 320GB HDD for $479.99.

Both the U160 and the U230 models are available now at NewEgg.For more information on these models, check out MSI’s mobile website.
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