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March 08, 2010
MSI North America Announces Availability of the
2010 iF Product Design Award Winning Wind U160
Stylish new netbook features Pine Trail Platform, 15-Hour Battery Life, and Windows 7
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – March 08, 2010 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is proud to announce the availability of the 2010 iF Product Design Award Winning Wind U160. The U160, MSI’s second netbook to feature the new Pine Trail platform, is powered by the Intel® Atom N450™ Processor. The incredibly efficient and Energy Star compliant U160 boosts a 15 hour battery life when running in MSI’s exclusive ECO mode. This allows users to get through a full day of work or school without having to bring their adapter.

Abandoning the traditional clamshell form, the Wind U160 ushers in a new era of netbook design. From the illuminated MSI logo on the netbook’s outer surface to the power button placed on the U160’s cylindrical hinge, the newest Wind model sports a slim new footprint. Just 0.98 inches at its widest point, the U160 is the thinnest Wind model to date.

The units’ raised chiclet keyboard and seamless wide touchpad increase both accuracy and comfort while typing. The U160 is available in a fashionable sparkling gold or a more formal black, and its Color Film Print finish gives it a sleek stylish new look.

The newest edition to the Wind family will also ships with 10-inch backlit LED display, 1 GB of DDR2 memory, a 160GB hard drive, a 6-cell battery, Bluetooth connectivity and Microsoft’s Windows 7 Starter. MSI also included its user friendly EasyFace facial recognition security software to help U160 users protect their information.

The MSI Wind U160 costs just $379.99 and is available now at Fry’s (Fry’s product number L1600) and online at Newegg.com and Buy.com.

Wind U160
CPU Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz
OS Windows 7 Starter
Display 10” LED Backlit WSVGA (1024x600 resolution)
Chipset Intel NM 10 Express
Graphic Intel GMA3150 (UMA)
Memory 1 GB DDR2
Storage 160 GB SATA
Wireless 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth
Battery 6-Cell
Webcam 1.3 MP
I/O D-Sub, 3 USB 2.0, Mic–in, Headphone, RJ45
Card Reader 2 in 1 (SD/MMC)
Dimensions 10.4” x 6.5” x 0.94 -1”
Weight 3.1 lbs with 6-Cell battery
Warranty 1 year which includes 1 year global warranty
Colors Available Gold and Black

About MSI Notebook
Based in City of Industry California, MSI Notebook manufactures and sells a wide array of mobile computing products that includes Gaming Notebooks, the X-Slim line of ultraportables, the Classic Series Notebooks and MSI’s award winning line of Wind Netbooks. Each product line is designed with the latest technology to meet a specific set of needs for the various classifications of mobile users. To learn more about MSI Notebook’s complete offering please visit: http://www.msimobile.com.

Press Contact:
Tiffany Lin
Marketing Manager
Tel: (626) 913-0828 ext.102

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