Intel recently announced the launch of its new Pine Trail technology platform, using the new-generation Atom (Pineview) processor. This processor features enhanced Northbridge chip performance, and integrates the graphics processing unit (GPU) and memory controller into the CPU, while the Intel NM10 Express chipset (TigerPoint) continues to handle other functions. With Northbridge chip functionality integrated into the CPU, the Pineview platform requires only two chips as opposed to the traditional three-chip solution, making for lower energy consumption and enhanced performance. In terms of technology, what distinguishes the Pine Trail platform from its predecessors is the fact that it offers a combination of both enhanced performance and a reduction in energy consumption of over 50%. At the same time, the change from three chips to two has made it possible to reduce the size of the chipset by around 70%. Intel?s Pine Trail platform solutions include the Pine Trail-D for desktop PCs and the Pine Trail-M for laptops. MSI?s All-in-One PC and Mini PC products use the Pine Trail-D platform. While the emphasis in the Pine Trail-M platform is on achieving longer battery run-time, the Pine Trail-D platform provides high overall performance. Two versions are available: the D410 single-core processor and the D510 dual-core processor.
MSI will be showcasing its Wind Top AP1920 All-in-One PC at this year's CES. The Wind Top AP1920 is the world?s slimmest netbook, with a width of just 35 mm. With a 16:9 18.5-inch display, the AP1920 provides a 14% increase in the exaggeration ratio. The AP1920 uses Intel's new Pine Trail-D platform, with the Atom D510/D410 processor. The AP1920 can be wall-mounted, and the viewing angle can be adjusted between 5 and 15 degrees to permit optimal viewing
MSI will also have its Wind Box DE220 and Wind Box DC500 Mini PCs on show at CES 2010. The Wind Box DE220 is a 2L mini PC; the Wind Box DC500 is a 4.7L model. Both use Intel?s new Pine Trail-D platform, based around the Atom D510/D410 processor. The Wind Box DE220 is small and lightweight (about the size of a sheet of A4 paper), and can be wall-mounted behind a display, effectively converting a conventional PC into an all-in-one model. The DC500 is a highly original device. Designed to stand upright on a desk, it is approximately 60% smaller than a conventional 15L desktop PC, making it the ideal choice for people who want to be able to save energy and save space.
Many of these Wind U notebook models will be also on display at CES, including the Wind12 U200, the U230, the all-new U135, and the ultra-thin U160 netbook. With a beautiful and stylish appearance, the U160 features MSI's Chiclet keyboard, Color Film Print Technology, an artistic and ultra-thin fuselage, and all new software upgrades. In addition its hardware has also been fully upgraded with the latest generation Intel ATOM N450 processor and Windows 7 OS.
The U135 continues the traditions of MSI U Series notebooks with equally smart and light exterior designs and a 10" LED backlit display with 1024?600 screen resolution. The new generation U135's exterior design features significant improvements, with four different color models, Trendy Blue, Refined Silver, Cherry Red, and Wind Dancer Black. It also comes upgraded with MSI's Chiclet keyboard and the newest Color Film Print coating on the exterior casing, giving the U135 scratch-resistant and anti-wear properties.
The U135 features the latest Intel ATOM N450 processor with an all-new integrated architecture.