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MSi M16


$400.00 Released February, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Strange yet decent resolution for a 15" monitor. Affordable price. Won't get hot or loud due to less powerful componentry.

The Cons:Not powerful enough to play games or run CPU/RAM intensive programs. Not as streamlined and stylish as PCs such as the iMac or Sony Vaio JS/LV series.

The MSi M16 is a low-end desktop PC that has the entire computer system built into the back of an LCD monitor; this particular type of computer is called a netbook. Due to the competitive pricing options and hardware benefits of similiar competitor models MSI has found itself right at the bottom of the netbook PC market alongside ASUS.

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The M16 is the smallest, and cheapest, in the Neton series of netbook PC's being released by MSI. The M16 features a 15.6" TFT LCD screen with touch capability; the monitor has a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The M16 model netbook PC will most likely feature a single core Intel Atom CPU, and will come bundled with a licensed copy of the Windows XP operating system. The M16 will include a starting retail price of about $400, but the actual price will vary depending on options users choose. ASUS has a competing product with nearly identical specifications (Eee Tops) for around $100 more. Unlike the higher-end MSI netbook models (M19 and M22), the M16 requires a bulky stand that includes all the system hardware. MSI plans to ship the M16 model netbook sometime in February, 2009.

Key Specs

  • Desktop/ Netbook PC; hardware tucked behind LCD monitor
  • 15.6" TFT LCD touch screen; maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Single core Intel Atom CPU
  • Windows XP operating system
  • MSRP: Approximately $400
  • Release Date: February, 2009

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    strange yet decent resolution for a 15" monitor

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    affordable price

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    won't get hot or loud due to less powerful componentry

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    strong enough for the majority of individuals - surfing the internet, watching media and e-mailing will work perfectly

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    will use a lot less power than conventional PCs

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    easily transportable - great for students

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    not powerful enough to play games or run CPU/RAM intensive programs

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    not as streamlined and stylish as PCs such as the iMac or Sony Vaio JS/LV series

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