The MSI Wind U230 is a 12.1″ notebook that has opted for the older Neo X2 L335 as opposed to one of the newer Turion based mobile processors.  It features the RS780M northbridge and SB750 southbridge, 2GB of DDR2-800 and a 320GB 5400 RPM HDD, with a host of input and output connectors including HDMI.  The performance is above average for this size of notebook but that comes with a price as is usual, the battery life is about 4 hours putting it far below Atom based laptops.  Drop by AnandTech for the full specs.

“It’s an odd introduction because the MSI Wind U230 is a newer model with older hardware built in. The K10.5-based ultramobile processors from AMD are starting to trickle onto the market, but MSI is opting to offer the U230 using an Athlon Neo X2 L335 based off the older K8 core. Despite the venerable core that debuted with the Athlon 64 so long ago starting to show its age, it’s still at least a reasonable alternative to people who don’t want to suffer with Atom’s “just enough” performance along with integrated graphics that get worse with each progressive generation (at least the GMA 950 could drive an HDMI port).”

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