MSI Launches U123 Series in Wind Netbook

MSI today announces U123 Series in Wind Netbook. The first three models in U123 Series are U123, U123H and U123T.

Though major notebook branders around the world have recently launched a blizzard of “high-end” 10″ sub-notebooks, MSI, the creator of the 10″ notebook genre, is ready. Its newest innovation is the U123 Series slated for release.

U123 Series are light and compact which fit into an A4-sized bag but come with a relatively large screen and keyboard. U123 Series’ styling will be different from the round and cute U100. It will have sharper lines and more stylish new colors like the pearl white, dolphin gray, midnight blue and silver red favored by young professional office workers.

MSI U123 Series

Further, U123 Series use the latest Atom platform from Intel and basic HDD capacity has been upgraded to 160GB. Other specifications include 2GB of DRAM, a 10″ display and Windows compatibility.

For mobile business applications, U123 Series have also been fitted with 802.11b/g/n WiFi and 3.5G mobile network cards (U123H only).

Additionally, the integrated TV tuner allows you to watch and record TV programs right on your U123T. Simply connect the antenna and you’ll never have to miss an episode of your favorite TV program again!

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– 16:10 Ratio of 10″ Wide LCD Display
U123 Series use a 16:10 ratio of 10″ wide LCD display as oppose to the typical smaller sizes to provide better comfort while viewing or reading. In addition, the 1024x 600 resolution can relief concerns of the full display of WebPages while browsing, giving you the freedom when exploring the internet.

– The Latest in LED Power-Saving Backlight Technology
U123 series are embedded with the LED power-saving backlight technology in providing better color fullness and brightness to elevate the total quality of imagery. Furthermore, the lower usage of power can offer a longer operating time.

MSI U123 Series
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– Lightness in Design
The frame is approximately 26 centimeters in length and 18 centimeters in width. It is only 33 mm in thickness making it extremely thin. The total weight with the battery is less than 1 kilogram, making U123 series very ideal for taking it on the go.

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Exclusive MSI EasyFace( Face Identification software) Inside
1. Easy Face Manager:

Through the embedded webcam of U123 series, the Easy Face Manager function can scan the face of the user and record reorganization through eyes, cheekbones, jaw line, and nose. The user can adjust the level for personal security identification. (One user ID can store up to ten facial images)
Furthermore, the power setting of the Easy Face Manager can adjust the standby time. With this feature, U123 series can save power by switching off when it hasn’t been operated in the setting time.

2. EasyFace Logon:
According to the Easy Face Manager Face Identification, you can access U123 series by entering the user’s ID or password operating through Easy Face Logon.

3. EasyFace AutoLocker:
When the users are away from the U123 screen for a period of time, the Easy Face AutoLocker will detect this and secure the system. This is to prevent others from accessing the content of the user. The user has to go through the Easy Face Logon feature to access U123 again.

– Ergonomic Big-Size Keyboard and Touch Pad
MSI has the same persistence on proper ergonomically design even on the keyboards of MSI smaller notebook computers. The keyboard of U123 series not only has great texture, it also increases the space between the keys to 17.5mm, allowing you to be as comfortable as you can. Furthermore, with the ingeniously designed spacebar and touchpad, your fingers can move smoothly to avoid strain.

– Hard Drive with Massive Capacity
Unlike other competitors that have compromised the storage capacity to decrease in size, U123 series are equipped with the 2.5 inch standard hard drive〈80/120/160 GB〉*.It can operate just like regular notebooks without worrying limited storage capacity to save the greatest moments in life.
*The Actual Capacity of the hard drive is based on the actual model.

– The Newest Intel® Atom™ Processor
Intel® Atom™ Processor uses a brand new design structure as basis adding in as much as 47 million transistors into one single chip, and the size is smaller than 25 (mm)². This is the smallest CPU and uses the least energy (the power consumption is around 2.5 watts. Moreover, Atom processor has excellent mobility and outstanding functions to let the user to explore on the internet and to enjoy the entertainment on the website.

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– Get Communication Anytime, Anywhere
U123 Series has built-in latest 3.5G (HSDPA) solution * and also has the 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth transmission interface, you can enjoy the convenience of accessing the internet at home or out with U123 Series.
*U123H only

– Watch TV Anywhere*
The integrated TV tuner allows you to watch and record TV programs right on your notebook. Simply connect the antenna and you’ll never miss an episode of your favorite TV program again!
*U123T only
*The Digital TV configuration and channels will vary by region

– The Excitement of Instant Communication
Equipped with high resolution webcam, high-performance 2 channel stereo speakers and microphone, U123 series have all these fitted perfectly within this professional ID design, expressing the high technology and the elegant modern fashion. Web-chats can be broadcasted instantly without missing one exciting moment. The photo taken is very sharp in resolution and brilliant in colors, capturing precise imagery both indoors or outdoors, adding more fun to instant messaging.

– Comprehensive Multi-Media Application Interface
U123 series offer a complete entertainment interface, which includes the 4-in-1 card reader, so it is compatible to most of the mainstream memory cards, making it easy to upload digital files into the notebook computer. Moreover, U123 series focus on the common products in the market to make your life easier, therefore you may connect your peripherals such as PDA’s, digital cameras, digital video cameras, digital MP3 Players, Global GPS Systems…etc to U123 through USB 2.0 Port. An external DVD burner may be added (optional) to play and burn important files at will.

– Long Lasting Battery Life
The last battery life can escalate the mobility and the functionality of U123 series, which can also make your daily lives much more convenient.

U123 Spec

CPU Intel® Atom™ N280 Processor 1.66GH
Chipset 945GSE + ICH7-M
Graphic UMA
Memory DDR2 533MHz 1G On Board
LCD 10″ (1024 x 600) LED
HDD 80/120/160 GB (2.5” SATA)
Card Reader 4 in 1 (SD/MMC/MS/XD)
I/O D-sub x 1 , Mic-in , Headphone, RJ45, USB 2.0 x 3(U123, U123H) , USB 2.0 x 2(U123T)
Battery 3 cell/ 6 cell (Option)
Wireless &802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V2.0EDR (option)
Webcam 1.3 M/ 2.0M (Option)
Sound 2 speakers
Dimension 260mm x 180mm x 9.75~33mm
Weight ~1Kg
3G Communication 3.5G HSDPA (U123H only)
Special Feature Build-in TV tuner (U123T only)

Source: MSI