Existence of a desktop version of the MSI Wind was announced at the same time the Wind mini-note was officially unveiled at Computex. Now these low-end energy efficient desktops have gone into production; a business version will be available in Europe and Asia as early as July, while the consumer version will be released by September.
The MSI Wind desktop will use the same 1.6GHz Intel Atom microprocessors as the mini-note version. It also uses a mere 35 Watts of power while a conventional desktop uses 250 Watts. It comes with a pre-installed Microsoft XP OS, 1GB of DRAM, up to 160GB storage capacity in the form of 3.5-inch HDD, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, and DVD drives which the mini-note doesn’t have. The barest version of the desktop will set one back US$199, while one with the best configuration possible has a US$299 price tag.Tags: desktop, mini-note, MSI, MSI Wind, MSI Wind desktop, PC