MSI Announces U115 Netbook with Hybrid Storage System

MSI has announced a the U115 Hybrid Netbook which features hybrid storage: both solid state drive and hard drive:

Press Release and Specs:

MSI today announces U115 Hybrid. The very first notebook computer in the world that is capable of operating both SSD and HDD hard drives simultaneously, combining all the features of SSD and HDD in the U115 Hybrid for your enjoyment.

With MSI Exclusive Hybrid Storage Technology, in the “ECO on” mode, the battery life of U115 Hybrid is super long *. This amazing battery life can escalate the mobility and the productiveness of the U115 Hybrid, which can also make your daily lives much more convenient.

– New Intel ® Menlow Platform with Atomâ„¢ Processor
It’s easy to bring the Internet to more places with the Intel ® Menlow Platform with Atomâ„¢ Processor. Maximize your U115 Hybrid’s potential by staying connected whether you’re watching a movie at home, emailing from a café or chatting on a social networking site while on vacation. Also, you’ll be able to stream video and enjoy all your favorite online entertainment.

On the other hand, the power-efficient design enables extended battery life so you can keep on surfing, blogging, listening to music, watching video and communicating with the world as you move through your day.

– The Latest in LED Power-Saving Backlight Technology
The U115 Hybrid is embedded with the LED power-saving backlight technology in providing better fullness and brightness in color, elevating the total quality of imagery. Furthermore, the lower usage of power can offer a longer operating time.

To Freely Go
– Lightness in Design

The frame is approximately 26 centimeters in length and 18 centimeters in width. It is only 19-31.5 mm in thickness making it extremely thin. The total weight added with the battery is about 1 kilogram, making the U115 Hybrid very ideal for taking it on the go.

To Freely Play
– Super Long Lasting Battery Life*

With MSI Exclusive Hybrid Storage Technology, in the “ECO on” mode, the battery life of U115 Hybrid is super long. This amazing battery life can escalate the mobility and the productiveness of the U115 Hybrid, which can also make your daily lives much more convenient.

* The Actual battery life varies according to operating conditions and settings.

– The Excitement of Instant Communication
Equipped with high resolution webcam, high-performance 2 channel stereo speakers and microphone, all fitted perfectly within the framework design, expressing the slickness of technology and the elegance of modern fashion. Web-chats can be broadcasted instantly not missing one exciting moment. The photos taken is very sharp in resolution and brilliant in colors, capturing precise imagery both indoor or out, adding more fun to instant messaging.

– Wireless Internet Connection
The U115 Hybrid has the 802.11 b/g/n wireless all region internet connection and Bluetooth transmission interface, so you can enjoy the convenience of accessing the internet at home or out. There will be absolutely no obstacles getting around your daily life.

– Comprehensive Multi-Media Application Interface
U115 Hybrid offers a complete entertainment interface, which includes the 4 in 1 Card Reader (XD/SD/MMC/Memory Stick), so it may meet the standards of the mainstream memory cards, making it easy to upload digital files into the notebook computer. Our focus was on the common products in the market, such as PDA’s, digital cameras, digital video cameras, digital MP3 Players, Global GPS Systems and such, also connecting to the U115 Hybrid through USB 2.0 Port. An external DVD burner may be added (optional) to play and burn important files at will.

U115 Spec

ProcessorIntel ® Atomâ„¢ Processor Z530 (1.60GHz)
Operation SystemGenuine Windows ® XP Home
ChipsetIntel ® Poulsbo US15W
MemoryDDR2 533MHz , 1 GB (By module only) (Chipset support to 2GB)
LCD10″ 1024×600? LCD Panel
Storage1. 120Gb/160Gb HDD (2.5″ SATA HDD)
2. 8Gb/16Gb SSD
Card reader4 in 1 (XD/SD/MMC/Memory Stick)
Webcam2.0 M Webcam
I/O D-sub x 1 , USB 2.0 x 3 , Mic-in , Headphone, RJ45
Battery3 cells? / 6 cells ( option)
Wireless802.11b/g/n, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth V2.0EDR (option)
Webcam1.3 M / 2.0M?? (Option)
Sound2 speakers
Dimension260*180*19-31.5mm
Weight~1.0 Kg (including 3 cells battery)

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