A couple of new netbooks have hit the "just announced" pool, and while MSI's Wind models don't usually grab me, the U130 and U135 do, thanks to the inclusion of Atom's new Pine Trail processors.
I'm a little torn. In even acknowledging the OpenBook Nano, I ensure that Apple will shut down Macwind, the company selling stock MSI Wind U100s preloaded with OS X for $399. But that's not the worst of it.
Why would you hack your MSI Wind's battery to add a USB port when you can just connect your iPhone or any other device to the netbook's USB port? Well, just because you can.
Just like we've seen manufacturers like Dell push netbooks to the 12-inch barrier, Engadget China spotted a new offering from MSI that looks to follow suit.
Armed with an MSI Wind U115, 9-cell battery and some time, Johannes from Eee PC.de created what very well may be the Sting of netbooks. Stamina—er, battery life—was an astounding 25 hours.
To be honest, netbooks scare me, but nettops scare me even more. Why do I need a neutered PC that isn't portable? Well, at least the platform doesn't need much power—even with a monitor.
It's been out overseas for some time, but it looks like the MSI Wind U120 has gone on sale in the US.
A netbook might make an alright Valentine's Day gift (depending on your lady/guy), but does it really need to resemble a Valentine's card?
Hanging out at sites like Giz may have instilled in you an insatiable, pocket-emptying gadget habit. But now we're entering a new era-the old guys on the TV are saying that soon we may not even have pockets, let alone money for them. Don't panic though: You've probably got a wealth of gadgetry sitting underutilized…