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MSI Wind U230-040US 12.1-inch Netbook - FrostyTech.com MSI Wind U230-040US 12.1-inch Netbook
Mon Jun 14, 2010 | 12:29P| PermaLink
"AMD for a long time said that it would cede the netbook market to Intel and simply offered no parts that were appropriate for netbook use to compare against the Intel Atom parts. That has changed over the last several months with AMD now offering up its own line of CPUs aimed at netbooks and ultraportables called the Athlon Neo X2. Today I have the MSI Wind U230-040US on my test bench and at first glance, the machine looks great. The screen is larger than you typically see with an Intel-based netbook and the keyboard is large as well. The real question is if the AMD hardware has what it takes to compete against the Atom line that dominates the market today."
FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN
(http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3346/msi_wind_u230_040us_12_1_inch_netbook/index.html)

Kingwin XT-1264 - FrostyTech.com Kingwin XT-1264
Wed Jul 08, 2009 | 9:03A| PermaLink
"This heatsink is a little different than most ones that use 120mm fans in the fact that you can see the copper heatpipes on the bottom. It would appear that Kingwin is trying to get it so that the heatpipes come into direct contact with the CPU, which could actually improve heat dissipation since there is no other source of metal between the CPU and heatsink that would require more time for heat transfer. Apart from the heatpipes being copper, the rest of the heatsink is purely aluminum. Additionally, this heatsink only comes packaged with one fan and it would appear that it is not capable of using additional clips to secure another one to it, so one would have to resort to zipties for a push/pull configuration."
FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB
(http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/kingwin_xt_1264/)


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