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Best Netbooks MSI Wind12 U230

MSI Make Some of the Best Netbooks

People often want to know which is the best netbook available. Unfortunately that is not an easy question to answer, for one very good reason - they are changing all the time. What is the best netbook now will probably not be the best netbook in 3 months' time. Computers in general and netbooks in particular are constantly evolving and they quickly become out of date.
Back in November MSI announced the arrival of what is probably one of the best netbooks currently on the market - the Wind12 U230 series. There are two different models of the the MSI Wind12, the U230-033, and the U230-040.

Both have 2GB of DDR2, a 6 cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium as standard. The fact that they have Windows 7 Home Premium installed is a very good factor, as the Windows 7 Starter is really not good enough. They also have as standard an ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card and a 1.3 megapixel webcam, HDMI port, and 3 USB 2.0 ports.

The U230-033 features an Athlon Neo MV-40 with a 250GB SATA drive, the U230-040 has an Athlon X2 L335 and a 320GB SATA drive. They both have a 12.1? LCD (at 1366×768) which is on the large side for a netbook, and the new EDS Keyboard with larger keys.

Both systems are now on sale with the U230-033 selling for $429.99, and the faster U230-040 selling for $479.99. MSI U230-040US 12.1-Inch Netbook - 4 Hour Battery Life

The Wind12 is not the cheapest netbook around but then it's not the most expensive either but it is much more powerful than a lot of them.

+Dual core AMD CPU
+Lightweight and well made
+Larger keyboard
+Rather large touch pad
+Small, portable but powerful

-Short battery life
-Glossy screen

In one survey the U230 easily beat the Asus 1201N in almost every single benchmark.

MSI Wind12 U230 ultra-thin laptop specifications :
•12.1-inch (1366×768) display
•2GB of RAM
•Athlon Neo MV-40 or Athlon X2 L335 processor
•250GB/320GB hard drive
•Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics
•1.3 megapixel webcam
•6-cell battery.
•4-in-1 card reader
•297 (L) x 190 (D) x 31 (H) mm
•Windows 7 Home Premium

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