MSI Wind U110 Eco Updated (Slightly) With 15-Hour Battery Life

MSI's Wind U110 was a perfectly fine netbook when it was released in January, but the newer Toshiba NB205 and HP Mini 5101 make it look outdated. MSI updated the U110 with a 15-hour, 9-cell battery, but is that enough?

Basically, this is the same netbook as the older U110—same 1.6GHz Atom, same lack of dedicated graphics (it's got an integrated chip rather than the newer ATI Radeon HD3200 card), same 1GB memory and same 160GB hard drive. It's also offered with either Windows XP or Vista. The only difference here is that giant 9-cell battery which supposedly gives a 15-hour run, and I guess the "Eco" name, which doesn't seem to refer to any particular environmental update. List price is $US430, though Newegg has it right now for $US400. [MSI]

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