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MSI Ships 2 AMD Netbooks With Radeon HD3200

They're both a little on the large side for netbooks (12.1-inch displays), but they're neat little notebooks that boast AMD's Athlon Neo MV-40 and Athlon X2 L335 respectively. The U230-033 packs a 250GB HDD while the 040 bumps storage up to 350GB.

That's where the differences end, folks. They both feature ATI's Radeon HD3200 graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 6-cell battery, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 3 x USB, VGA and HDMI out, a 4-in-1 card reader and a 1.3 megapixel webcam. Each weighs 3.3 pounds and runs Windows 7 Home Premium.

The U230-033 has a price tag of $429.99 and the U230-040 costs $479.99. Both are available today on Newegg.

  • insider3
    That's actually not a bad price tag. Convenient Vidcard if you have a few PSD projects that need touching up before class etc.
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  • stridervm
    Not bad. Although it just scratches the minimum system requirements for the latest PC gaming....
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  • insider3
    stridervmNot bad. Although it just scratches the minimum system requirements for the latest PC gaming....
    Don't know if I would be comfortable gaming on a 12inch screen.
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  • dark_lord69
    Dual core CPU,
    and 2 GB of ram?
    These things may soon be fast enough to be worth buying.
    (The price whould have to got down for me though.)

    I can assemble a (HP) 6910p from parts for less than that price and if I'm correct I believe that laptop is a 14 inch. What's a couple more inches? It would cost less and have a bigger screen... Although the graphics in this netbook would still be better.
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  • Parsian
    wow this is fantastic im selling my ion base netbook
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  • Onus
    What's the battery life on the dual-core? That looks decent.
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  • nonstoprobot
    Looks awesome! Will wait until someone posts a review saying that they could connect to an hdmi on a hd tv and playback itunes movies without stutter and I'm in for one of the dualcores.

    link from newegg for them both btw http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2034940772%2050001312%201724547402&name=12.1%22
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  • Parsian
    thats great, if the battery is good im definitel replacing my HP ION netbook... a relatively powerful netbook is the best thing a student can have
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  • maniac5999
    Just
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  • rhino13
    Battery life is 4 hours according to MSI.
    But since it only weighs 3.3lbs you can probably afford to carry an extra battery.
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