More for Less
For school buyers whose curiosity has been tweaked by the latest generation of netbooks, MSI’s Wind U120 squeezes a lot of notebook into a surprisingly small and inexpensive package. Based on an Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 10-inch screen and 160GB hard drive, the system weighs only 3 pounds, making it perfect for slipping into a backpack or locker. Inside is basics, plus a flash card reader, Web cam and Bluetooth for wireless connections. The U120 should cost less than $500 when it goes on sale later this year.