MSI North America Announces Availability of Two Powerful, Yet Portable New 12.1” Wind12 U230 Models

Lastest Updated: Tue, 09 Mar 2010

Both U230 Models Feature the new AMD Processors, 12.1" HD LCD, 2GB of Memory, and Windows® 7 Home Premium

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – March 09, 2010 – MSI Computer Corp., a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is proud to announce the availability of the new Wind12 U230-033 and U230-040. The new models will replace the successful Wind12 U210, a favorite among netbook users looking for a larger screen and more computing power. Upgrades to this new generation of netbooks include the first Wind to feature a dual core processor and Bluetooth connectivity.

Weighing in at just 3.3 pounds both versions of the U230 ship with 2GB of DDR2 memory, with a 6-cell battery and Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. The newest editions to the Wind family are loaded with a 12.1" HD (1366x768) 16:9 aspect ratio LCD and an ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card. The combination delivers a bright widescreen visual experience with exceptional color saturation and crisp imagery.

The Wind12 U230 also features MSI's EDS (Ergonomic De-stress) keyboard with keys that are 51% larger than those on a standard keyboard. The larger keys greatly improve finger contact range, which reduces stress on fingers and wrists to improve accuracy and comfort. Additionally, MSI included a 1.3M webcam, HDMI port, 3 USB 2.0 ports, VGA port, and a 4x1 card reader in the new U230 notebooks.

The new Wind12 U230 models are available now at starting at $429.99. MSI offers a 1-year limited warranty with extended customer services hours at 1-888-447-6564.

Wind U230-033US Wind U230-040US
CPU Athlon Neo MV-40 Athlon X2 L335
OS Windows® 7 Home Premium
Display 12.1" WXGA (1366x768) Ratio:16:9
Chipset AMD RS-780MN + SB710
Graphic ATI Radeon HD3200
Memory 2GB
Storage 250GB SATA 320GB SATA
Wireless 802.11b/g/n
Battery 6-Cell
Webcam 1.3 MP
I/O 3 USB, D-Sub, HDMI-out, RJ45, Mic-in, Headphones Out
Card Reader 4 in 1 (SD,MMC,MS,XD)
Dimensions 13.75"x9.61"x3.47"
Weight 3.3 lbs with 6-Cell battery
Warranty 1 year which includes 1 year global warranty
Colors Available Gold and Black
Price $429.99 $479.99

About MSI Notebook
Based in City of Industry California, MSI Notebook manufactures and sells a wide array of mobile computing products that includes Gaming Notebooks, the X-Slim line of ultraportables, the Classic Series Notebooks and MSI's award winning line of Wind Netbooks. Each product line is designed with the latest technology to meet a specific set of needs for the various classifications of mobile users. To learn more about MSI Notebook's complete offering please visit:

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