Netbooks to Get Larger Hard Drives

Netbook DigiTimes is reporting that Microsoft is officially revising the restrictions it had placed on netbooks in regards to manufacturers selling Windows XP Home, and this is in line with what we saw back in July.

The restrictions had been bumped up to allow for 160GB hard drives, and some manufacturers had started already selling netbooks with 160GB HDDs in the past few weeks – Acer was one of the first with a 160GB HDD version of its 8.9″ Acer Aspire One.

Now Micro-Star International (MSI) is launching a 160GB version of the 10.2″ MSI Wind U100 with a price of around $560 – $595 USD. Asustek Computer is doing the same thing today, with the launch of a 10.2″ Eee PC 1000H that has a 160GB HDD and that is retailing for around $630 USD.

DigiTimes mentions that Intel still has restrictions in place in regards to the display size for netbooks, in order to prevent overlap from netbooks and more mainstream laptops.

Read: DigiTimes