Meet The MSI U115, The World’s First Hybrid Storage Netbook

Posted Dec 30, 2008

Micro-Star International (MSI) has unveiled the first ever hybrid storage Netbook, the U115.  The U115 is able to operate SSD (solid-state drive) and HDD (hard disk drive) drives at the same time.  The battery is able to last a long time when it is set to the “ECO on” mode.  This allows U115 owners to be more productive and mobile.  The U115 operates primarily on SSD, giving it a more shock-absorbent and reliable environment to work with.  The SSD system can be used when running Windows and HDD can be used for file storage.

The U115 has a built-in Intel® Atom Processor Z530 ?1.60GHz?.  The screen size is 10″ wide LCD.  The frame is about 26 cm x 17 cm.  It is about 19-32 mm in thickness.  The total weight is 1 kg.  The wireless runs on 802.11 b/g/nand has Bluetooth transmission.  For memory cards, the U115 has a 4 in 1 Card Reader (XD/SD/MMC/Memory Stick).   Webcam is built in and there are two speakers.  The U115 comes with Windows XP Home.

Currently there isn’t any information on where to buy this device yet, but if you happen to know, please leave a comment for the benefit of anyone interested.