MSI is planning to hit India’s netbook market hard in the near future, according to company representatives. It will deliver not only Atom netbooks but AMD-powered machines as well.
Their lineup is impressive – four netbooks, starting at Rs19,000, and ten notebooks starting at Rs38,000. MSI is adding hi-def displays to many of the netbooks, replacing the Intel chips with AMD CPUs to bypass Intel’s restrictions on certain displays used in netbooks. Samsung did a similar thing with its NC20 netbook last year.
Frank Hsu of MSI explained what MSI means to accomplish in India:
“We are targeting sales of around 60,000 to 80,000 units in India in 2010.”
MSI’s figures in India last year were between 12k and 15k.