The MSI Wind U100 makes a positive first impression with its polished design and roomy (for a Netbook) display and keyboard, but it's missing a handful of features--bigger battery, solid-state hard drive, and WWAN--that would turn it from a very good to a great on-the-go mini-laptop.
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The basic-as-it-gets MSI Wind U160-007US is a leader in battery life, but shouldn't cost $80 more than comparable systems.
Microsoft is pushing inexpensive laptops to contain the growing Google-fueled threat. But they could wind up as extinct as the late-naughts netbook.
The chipmaker says it will leave the traditional desktop PC circuit board business. As a result, the venerable tower PC will likely begin to fade.
If a report from Asia is accurate, Intel motherboards will become a scarce commodity when Intel's next-generation Haswell chip launches in June.
Whether they're jamming crushed Altoids mints into screw holes or prepping themselves to swallow Micro SD cards, some travelers are now going to extreme lengths to defend against foreign snoops.
One of the Windows tablets on display at CES is the unfortunately named WindPad from MSI.
MSI, Taiwanese purveyor of reasonably priced gaming laptops, has applied its legendary tin ear for naming conventions and come up with the MSI WindPad *parp*. Excuse us.
Micro-Star International, one of the world's largest motherboard and video card manufacturers, will be offering two Android 2.3 tablets later this year.
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