Updated: MSI Wind U100 at Best Buy for $350 (Nov 2008).
Last Friday, an MSI executive in the US mentioned that the MSI Wind U100 would be coming to an American retail chain this week.
Our best guesses would be Best Buy or Circuit City, and it appears that it was indeed Best Buy, according to the press release and other sites (including LAPTOP Magazine).
The two possible models:
– U100-036US (White)
– U100-016US (Black)
– There is no pink model that matches the specifications.
– 3-Cell Battery
– 120GB HDD
– 1GB RAM
– Windows XP Home
There is no date on when these will be available in store, other than later this month. They are not even listed in Best Buy’s online system as of this morning.
Press release is below.
MSI WIND BLOWS INTO BEST BUY
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA â€“ October 06, 2008 â€“ MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is excited to announce the MSI Wind U100 Netbbok is now on sale at Best Buy locations across the country. The Wind, an acronym for â€œWi-Fi Network Device,â€ was the first 10â€ netbook to feature the speedy new Intel Atomâ„¢ 1.6GHz processor
â€œWe are excited to be able to reach our clients through this new channel,â€œ said MSIâ€™s Director of U.S. Sales Andy Tung. â€œBy partnering with Best Buy we can introduce more people to the Wind, and meet the needs of the buyers who either donâ€™t want to purchase online or would like to touch and try out our netbook before making a decision.â€
Weighing in at just 2.3 lbs, MSI designed the Wind to be lightweight and ultra mobile, without sacrificing convenience or performance. The Wind features an ergonomically designed keyboard that is only 20% smaller than a full sized notebook keyboard, with the keys spaced a comfortable 0.68 inches apart.