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MSI WindBOX


$483.20 Released January, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Designed specifically to be mounted - slimmer and more attractive on a monitor than an Eee Box. Passively cooled - no fan, no noise. Powerful enough for the majority of consumers who just use PCs to check e-mail and browse the Internet.

The Cons:Less featured than an Eee Box.

Announced in November 2008 and further revealed in January 2009, the WindBOX is a miniature Atom-powered nettop from MSI. Featuring the standard 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of DDR2 memory, Intel GMA 950 graphics, and 702.11 b/g wireless, the thin form factor and ability to mount the unit to the back of a LCD monitor is what sets the WindBOX apart from the plethora of nettop options already available.

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Not unlike the Eee Box, the WindBOX allows users to save precious desk space and achieve a slimmer iMac like appearance with any VESA-compatible monitor.

[As of January 31, 2009, this unit is not yet listed for sale on Amazon, eBay, or shopping.com.]

Features

  • CPU/RAM: 1.6GHz Intel Atom, 1GB DDR2
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 950
  • Network: Ethernet, 802.11 b/g
  • Storage: SATA II compatible - no drive listed
  • Ports & Expansion: 1 x VGA, 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x Ethernet, 2 x mic in, 1 x headphone out, 3-in-one card reader (SD/MMC/Memory Stick)
  • Dimensions & Weight: 180 x 255 x 19mm, 1.08 kg (2.4 pounds)

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    designed specifically to be mounted - slimmer and more attractive on a monitor than an Eee Box

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    passively cooled - no fan, no noise

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    powerful enough for the majority of consumers who just use PCs to check e-mail and browse the Internet

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    saves desk space

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    less featured than an Eee Box

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