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    Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    Low-cost portable notebooks are in plentiful supply at COMPUTEX '08, but MSI's Wind could be our pick of the bunch.
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    Re: Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    As compared to the acer which is ~100ukp cheaper?
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    Re: Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    My thoughts exactly, dangel. MSI have got this one wrong; lighter, cheaper, more resilient, less heartache if it gets borked beats the questionable advantages of a more capacious disk.

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    Re: Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    At the moment the Acer is going to have to be monumentally bad for me NOT to buy it as nothing else comes close on features and price. As far as I can see the Wind has it's keyboard going for it but not a whole lot else.

    Knock 100quid off, put in an SSD and then we'll talk MSI
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    Re: Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    I bet Dangels got an Asus EEE pc hence the sudden dislike to MSI's Wind

    Edit : I can see one in his Sig whoops.....
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    Re: Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulm@scan View Post
    I bet Dangels got an Asus EEE pc hence the sudden dislike to MSI's Wind

    Edit : I can see one in his Sig whoops.....
    lol

    Yeah the eee is great but i'm in the market for another one and it's looks to me like ASUS and MSI have both got the price range wrong for the new models as compared to Acer (which is my current fave of the new generation till I see something better for 200quid). I'm certainly not dumb enough to hook onto one brand as being my only possible choice. Asus may of started the market off but it looks to me like they're not #1 for this round so far.
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    Re: Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    The dual card readers on the Aspire One are a nice touch - you can have 8GB of SDHC Class 6 for less than £24, add about £30 for another 2GB of DDR2 (533MHz SODIMM) - or of it won't take a 2GB SODIMM, 1GB for £15. You're still WAY under the equivalent Eee and starting to make the Wind look silly...

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    Re: Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    Yeah they've thought about expandability quite well - a spare DDR2 memory slot and a spare mini pci slot too by all accounts. No bad thing.
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    Re: Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    Have to say, although I'm not much of an acer fan, it's looking like the best deal so far

    I had high hopes for the wind but now im not sure, especially at it's proposed price.

    The dell might swing it though.

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    Re: Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    Whats the Acers Model number?
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    Re: Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulm@scan View Post
    Whats the Acers Model number?
    http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-hardwa...01-killer.html

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    Re: Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    They look nice too all on price I think in this competition. Whats the Dell retail at?
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    Unknown answer - dell are being pretty tight-lipped
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    Re: Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    Surely linux doesn't cause a problem because you can just install it on top - and hardcore linux users will do that anyway?

    Or is the hardware an issue?

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    Re: Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    I'm not liking the look of this one... for me it's gonna be a choice between the dell and the eee 901.

    I'm not even considering an Acer because I think their build quality is pants!

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    I must say, after just clicking on dangle's link to his acer one thread, it does look fairly nice, I might have to consider it.

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    Re: Headlines - MSI's Wind notebook impresses at COMPUTEX

    In a month, when the reviews come in, we'll know enough to make decisions. I'm not desperate so i'll wait. The more the merrier eh?
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