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MSI has turned to Intel's other Atom processor, the Z series, for its next netbooks. Announced in France last week, the U110 and U115 are both based on the 1.6GHz Atom Z530 - the same CPU Dell's using in its 12in netbook the Inspiron Mini 12. The Z530 was designed for handheld internet tablets. The U110 has 1GB of 533MHz DDR 2 …

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Anonymous Coward

The pride of Mandella

Great to see netbooks coming from South Africa!

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Pity they didn't use the dual core part.......

Its just a pity they didn't use the Atom 330 processor instead of the Z530- and gotten a dual core system with very little price differential. Admittedly- its an 8 watt part- rather than the 2 watt pcp for the Z530- but if you can get a 45% performance improvement with simulated hyperthreading on a Z530- imagine what you'd get from the 330?

Nice to see more netbooks out there though. Wonder how this will compare to the Samsung NC10?

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U115

Smart move and I can see this becoming the mainstream for netbooks as well as laptops here in the near future. It just makes too much since. And I can see this being the norm for a while until SSD's come down in prices comparable with standard HDD's.

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Paris Hilton

Wot? No internal 3G/HSPA?

Another "Netbook" with no internal 3G/HSPA? Nothing much to see here then. Moving along as nothing at all to see here ...

Paris, 'cos she likes it internal too

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