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The MSI Wind has been a long-time top seller in the netbook world, which is not long given how new the netbook really is. I was impressed with Kevin’s original Wind and found it to be a stellar netbook. MSI is already jumping on the Pine Trail with the release of the Wind U135. The U135 as released has no surprises from when we first told you about it. This new model runs the latest Intel (s intc) netbook processor — a 1.66 GHz Atom N450 — to bring more power to the table, while maintaining good battery life.
The Intel Pine Trail technology MSI is using consumes only 7 watts of power, resulting in a 10 percent performance boost, which the company equates to 15 percent longer battery life. Now that’s what I call a win-win. The Wind U135 is available at Fry’s Electronics, CompUSA, Amazon (s amzn) and NewEgg starting at $309.99.