"U230 maintains the distinguishing features of the Wind12 U Series,
with superior ultra-thin mobility and a 12.1" display for an expansive viewing experience.
The ultra thin, power-saving dual core processor architecture
further provides consumers with a performance experience
on par with standard notebook computers"
- MSI Notebook Marketing Director, Sam Chern
Asianic currently has U230X on their shelves and sells it for roughly Php 23,999 with these specifications:
AMD Congo Mobile Technology (to be covered by TP soon)
AMD Athlon™ Neo X2 Dual-Core L335 1.6GHz Processor
2GB DDR2 Memory
320GB Hard Disk Drive
ATI Radeon™ HD3200 Graphics
MSI Wireless 802.11BG-N,
12” HD (1366x768) LED Display
3 x USB 2.0
Dimensions: 297(L) X 190(D) X 24-31(H)mm
Weight 1.45KG with 6 cell battery
Watch this MSI Wind12 U230 hands-on video to get an idea of what you can expect from the form factor of this device and its variants:
Quoting TP U230 entry:
It may have been placed under MSI's netbook category - the Wind line - but MSI Wind 12 U1230, the newest iteration to the line, is hardly similar to its siblings -- at least when you consider its innards.
Again, I don't think this is a netbook as its AMD Neo X2 chip is a full-blown notebook processor ~ Heck, it even has a discrete graphics card. This video shows the gaming capabilities of the AMD Congo platform in U230X, combining the power of AMD Neo X2 dualcore and ATI HD 3200 grapics chip:
Nice, eh? Given U230X's price tag, I believe it's a definite catch.
*You'd have to install the OS yourself. You may go Ubuntu or Windows 7. Check out Windows 7 Philippine price and authorized stores list via link.