MSI U115 Hybrid Launched

The new MSI U115 Hybrid netbook, unveiled yesterday, will have both solid-state and hard-disk drives.For most of the machine’s operations it will use the SSD, but the HDD can be used for storage. This is an interesting use of contrasting pieces of technology.And “ECO on mode” can temporarily turn off the hard drive, in an effort to extend battery life (because solid-state drives tend to be more efficient).With the exception of the dual drives, the MSI U115 follows the standard netbook formula. It uses a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom, runs Windows XP, and has 1 GB of DDR2 533MHz RAM. It has a 10-inch screen with 1024×600 resolution. Additionally, the MSI U115 has Bluetooth and three USB 2.0 ports.You can choose wither a 1.3- or 2.0-megapixel webcam, three- or six-cell battery, and 802.11b/g/n or 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. Two drive combinations are possible: 120 GB HDD with 6 GB SDD, or 160GB HDD with 16GB SDD.With the three-cell, the U115 Hybrid weighs 2.2 pounds.The U115 Hybrid weighs around 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) with the three-cell battery. Its battery life is a vague “super-long” according to MSI’s release, so we can’t know for sure. No mention was made of a possible price for the MSI netbook.Via CNet.

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