MSI Hybrid Notebook U115

by Mark R

I’m sure that we are all sick of the word “hybrid” when it comes to eco-safe vehicles, and now MSI has recently unveiled the U115, a hybrid netbook computer.

So what exactly is a hybrid computer? According to MSI, it is a computer that has a solid-state disk for most of the PC operation, coupled with a back-up spinning disk drive for extra storage. It comes with an Eco on mode will briefly disable the hard drive, and this can somehow extend the battery life.

Since the U115 has both a solid-state disc drive and spinning disc drive, this amounts to a lot of memory. The U115 has a standard 120GB hard drive and 8GB SSD, with the option of upgrading to a 160GB hard drive and 16GB SSD.

Other features include a 10 inch display with 1024×600 resolution, 1 GB worth of RAM, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, plus Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. It also has a built-in 1.3 Megapixel camera that can be upgraded to 2.0 on the user’s request. The user also has the option of adding Bluetooth 2.0 and a 6-cell battery (the U115 normally uses a 3-cell).

All in all, the MSI U115 measures at 260 mm x 180 mm x 19-31.5mm, and weighs about a kilogram. There is no word on a availability of the MSI U115, nor any word on price.

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