Las Vegas (NV) – As expected, MSI chose CES to take the wraps off the U115, a netbook that combines a solid state disk drive with a traditional hard drive as storage media.
The U115 will be available with 8 GB or 16 GB SSDs, which will be combined with 120 GB or 160 GB hard drives, respectively. The operating system runs from the SSD, while the hard drive is primarily intended for file storage. Equipped with a 6-cell battery, the U115 is promised to last about 12 hours on one battery charge.
Including a 10” widescreen LCD and an integrated 1.3 or 2.0 megapixel webcam, the U115 weighs just over 2 pounds. Availability and prices were not announced.
Also new is the U120 netbook that can be equipped with 3.5G or WiMax connectivity. No word on pricing yet.