Upon reading the latest technology news about MSI touchscreen notebook that seems to support Windows 7 touchscreen capabilities. It says that MSI may release a touchscreen netbook with Intel’s next generation Pine Trail Atom platform, and based on what I’ve read MSI have confirmed this statement. According to MSI, the new Intel Atom chipset is planned to be officially launched at CES. However, Intel tells us that it has not nailed down the launch of Pine Trail yet and maintains it will ship products to its customers before the end of the year.
Intel’s next generation Pine Trail Atom Processors have the capability to combine both CPU and GPU in a single package. The 10 inch convertible U150 will come with Windows 7 but it won’t support the Windows 7’s cool touch Pack Apps as touchscreen will be resistive not capacitive and sans any multitouch capabilities. But before going touch, MSI will release the 12-inch Wind U210, which like the recently released Gateway LT3100, has AMD’s Yukon platform rather than Intel’s Atom. MSI will offer it in two different skus, including one with Windows XP, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive for $379 and another with Vista Premium for $429. The U210 will be available in the U.S. during the first weeks of September.