Netbooks have featured nothing but Intel’s processors since, well, they started being made and while the Atom CPU is well suited for the job its graphics pairing isn’t exactly impressive. They’ve finally got some competition.
The MSI Wind U230-040 Netbook makes its mark with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 L335 processor and ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics for a machine with plenty of muscle in a small package. PC Perspective has the review:
After running the MSI Wind U230 through our tests, it is safe to say that it is one of the fastest performing netbooks we have tested here at PC Perspective. (In some tests it was nearly twice as fast as the Asus Eee 1201N). For a netbook, the MSI U230-040 definitely has some teeth to chew through some of your most intensive everyday tasks. Indeed, the Wind U230-040 was able to run Illustrator CS4, Photoshop CS4, and a host of other smaller apps simultaneously without any significant issues during my typical work day.