MSI has officially announced its 12.1-inch AMD-powered Wind12 U250 ultraportable. The U250 will be armed with AMD’s new “Nile” ultrathin platform, more specifically a dual-core AMD Athlon II Neo (Geneva) processor that supports DDR3 memory. It also sports AMD’s latest RS880M chipset that supports HD graphics as well as UVD2 and DirectX 10.1.
The design seems similar to the U230 but will come with a Cobra Gray print that helps to protect it against scratches. The Wind12 U250 will come with a 12.1-inch glossy (1366 x 768) display, up to 8GB RAM and various HDD options (160/250/320GB). Other features include HDMI, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1, a 1.3MP webcam, 4-in-1 card reader and three USB ports.
The Wind12 U250 also comes with MSI’s TDE Turbo Engine technology. This sounds like an overclocking tool that can boost performance in CPU and memory simultaneously. The Wind12 U250 boasts a battery life of up to 5.55 hours. There is currently no word on pricing or availability,.
MSI Wind12 U250 Technical Specifications:
CPU: AMD Athlon II Neo processor
Chipset: AMD RS880M+SB820M
Memory: DDR3 800MHz, up to 8GB at maximum
LCD: 12.1″ HD (Glare type) 1366×768, 16:9
HDD: 160GB/250GB/320GB SATA HDD
Card reader: 4 in 1 (XD/SD/MMC/Memory Stick)
I/O: HDMI, D-sub, USB 2.0*3, Mic-in, Headphone out, RJ-45
Battery: 3/6 cells (Optional)
Wireless: 802.11b/g/n, Bluetoothv2.1+EDR
Webcam: 1.3M Webcam
Sound: 2 Speakers
Dimension: 29.7cm x 19.0cm x 2.4-3.1cm
Weight: 1.3 KG (with 3-cell battery)
Special Features: TDE, ECO Engine, HD display, EDS Keyboard