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Just bought an MSI

Thursday, October 16, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Well, I decided it was time to upgrade my netbook act, and I plunked down the money for an MSI Wind U100-279US at a place called JustNetbooks.com. Permalink to this paragraph

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Apparently they do their fulfillment with Amazon, I paid through Amazon, got cheap 1-day shipping (fingers crossed) for $3.99 because I'm an Amazon Prime member. Hopefully it'll be here tomorrow so I can start setting it up before my next road trip. Permalink to this paragraph

This looks to be an improvement over the Asus, which if all goes well I'll turn into a server. Permalink to this paragraph

BTW, I had a thought, wouldn't it be great if Apple sold netbooks, even though they aren't making them, at Apple stores? They sell printers made by other companies. When they finally get around to making an Apple-branded netbook they could kick out the other brands. It would be nice to be able to impulse-buy one of these babies locally.  Permalink to this paragraph

Update: You can buy an Asus at BestBuy for $299Permalink to this paragraph

Update: Apple contracts out design and manufacturing? Permalink to this paragraph


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