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    Headlines - MSI Wind expected to cost under £300

    Taiwanese hardware giant plans to give Asus a run for its money with its own sub-notebook, due in early June.
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    Re: Headlines - MSI Wind expected to cost under £300

    ... I would love a 10" 1.6GHz Atom based system for that price...

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    Re: Headlines - MSI Wind expected to cost under £300

    "‘A realistic figure for battery life is three hours,’ said Stewart, in contrast to some speculation of up to seven hours. ‘There will be a larger battery option, but you have to allow for the fact that the standard battery is a fair bit smaller than you would find in a full-sized notebook.’"

    So much for the atom then?
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    Re: Headlines - MSI Wind expected to cost under £300

    .... I think the fact that the screen is one of the biggest power draws is still an issue...

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    Re: Headlines - MSI Wind expected to cost under £300

    I'm sure they get their figures for the battery life from leaving the laptop in standby.

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    Re: Headlines - MSI Wind expected to cost under £300

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    .... I think the fact that the screen is one of the biggest power draws is still an issue...
    I guess in June we'll compare the eee 900A to see? They'll be identical in spec (more or less) aside from the eee having a SSD (and lower power draw). These small lappys are all about balancing the specs/price/performance - hence the success of the 701.

    Currently i'm thinking i'd still go for the 900A over the wind for the SSD (i'm sold on it on my current eee) but at the same time it's going to depend on atom clock speed as anything sub 1.6ghz may be a bit too slow. If the atom makes near enough no difference to battery life and performs worse..
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    Re: Headlines - MSI Wind expected to cost under £300

    Dammit, I want a battery that'll last over 5 hours.

    My crummy old Acer can do it. I know the batteries are a lot smaller, but so is the device power consumption.

    And I don't need an 80GB hard drive.
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    Re: Headlines - MSI Wind expected to cost under £300

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Dammit, I want a battery that'll last over 5 hours.

    My crummy old Acer can do it. I know the batteries are a lot smaller, but so is the device power consumption.

    And I don't need an 80GB hard drive.
    Yeah I don't need storage either in all honesty - just a set of apps for my (basic) needs.

    I think people have to be realistic - larger batteries are probably the only thing that will give you that sort of life. You can do it with aftermarket units - but the compromise is a bit more weight and tad more bulk.
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