The Taiwanese manufacturer of notebook and netbook, MSI has announced its new U115 Hybrid netbook that able to operate both SSD and HDD hard drives simultaneously, which the company claims as the world’s first hybrid storage netbook.


According to MSI, “The U115 Hybrid functions primarily with the SSD system, offering a reliable, shock-absorbent, and speedy operating environment. You have the option of choosing the SSD system while operating with Windows, and selecting the HDD hard drive for file storage. The SSD system if much faster than HDD when retrieving files and it takes up less power. It is also much more shock-absorbent while riding on the train or the MRT.”

Highlights of MSI U115 Hybrid:

  • New Intel Menlow Platform with Atom Processor Z530 (1.60GHz)
  • Big-size keyboard and touch pad, increasing the space between the keys to 17.5mm
  • 10-inch wide LCD display with 1024x 600 resolution
  • LED power-saving backlight technology to provide better fullness and brightness in color, elevating the total quality of imagery
  • Super long lasting battery life thanks to the “ECO on” mode
  • Built-in 1.3/2 megapixel webcam, high-performance 2 channel stereo speakers and microphone
  • 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth V2.0 EDR
  • 4 in 1 card reader (XD/SD/MMC/Memory Stick)
  • Windows XP Home OS

The new MSI U115 Hybrid netbook measures 260mm x 180mm x 19-31.5mm and weights just about 1 kg, but no words on its price and availability yet.