MSI Wind U120 to be launched next month with built-in 3.5G module
About the only thing that separates netbooks from mobile phones is the fact that they don’t come with cellular network connectivity as standard. Well, fortunately, MSI is stepping up to the plate and equipping the latest addition to its Wind netbook line with a built-in 3.5G module to give users yet another way to connect to the Web.
With the inclusion of 3.5G on the MSI Wind U120, MSI joins the ranks of Dell and Asus in their mission to put cellular network connectivity on netbooks. It’s an in-demand feature for these said devices, and it’s a good thing that MSI is listening.
The MSI Wind U120, said to be scheduled for a launch on November, will feature a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB RAM, and a 120GB hard drive. It will use Windows XP as its operating system.
There’s still no word on which particular carriers the MSI Wind U120 will be offered, but in Taiwan, MSI has partnered with local telecom operator Vibo Telecom for 3.5G services on the MSI Wind U90, a lower-end version of the MSI Wind U120.
The MSI Wind U120′s price is said to be around $552 USD.