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MSI brings Linux to Wind, lowers price, ups storage

Three new variants of the popular netbook introduced including Linux based version.

MSI has today announced three new versions of its popular Wind U100 netbook, including a Linux version and a pink edition.

While the U100 only offered Windows XP, the operating system on the new U90 is Suse Linux. What's more, the cost of this version is some 50 cheaper than the original U100, with a suggested retail price of only 269, but the size of the display has been reduced from 10in down to 8.9in.

MSI is also looking to attract an alternative demographic by offering a bold pink version of the Wind instead of the regular black and white options.

The pink edition will also be 10 cheaper than the new standard version, which will now ship with a 120GB hard disk, as opposed to the 80GB drive in the original version and the new Linux and pink editions.

Other than these changes the spec of each machine is the same, with a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of memory, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, three USB ports, an Ethernet connecter, VGA out and an SDHC card slot.

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