MSI Wind subnotebook now shipping pre-orders; Linux, 6-cell battery version in September
Hot off the e-wire is an e-press e-release:
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – July 8, 2008 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, has begun shipping all the pre-ordered Wind U100 notebooks. The Wind, with its speedy new Intel Atom™ 1.6GHz processor, is also on sale at Fry's and online at www.newegg.com, www.amazon.com, www.frys.com, www.zipzoomfly.com, www.mwave.com, and www.buy.com. These first notebooks sold will feature Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition and a 3-cell battery.
In September, MSI will begin selling a Windows version of the Wind with a 6-cell battery , as well as the Linux version with a 3-cell battery. MSI will also carry a 6-cell battery for customers who wish to upgrade their 3-cell battery in late September.
This version of the Wind costs $500. Amazon has it shipping in "3 to 5 weeks". I can't actually find it on Newegg. It's sold out at Buy.com
It looks like those who didn't pre-order will still have to wait a bit.
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