Manufacturers are producing mini-notebooks like rabbits—at a rapid rate. But what will the next tiny laptops have that the current market selection doesn’t? Tomorrow morning I’ll be chatting on the phone with the product manager of the MSI Wind about the June release of the company’s mini-notebook.
Though the system was shown off at CeBIT, we know little more about it than the price, which will range between $350 and $500, and that it will be available with your choice of Linux or Windows. Here are some of the things I plan to ask:
Comparisons have been made between the Wind and Eee PC and other low-cost notebooks out on the market. How do you feel your system stacks up, and do you feel as though it will enjoy similar success? Why? Will the system sport: Intel’s Atom? A solid state drive? A webcam? Multi-touch? After the initial release of the Wind, what’s next for the line? What are your general predictions for the Wind and the impact it and other low-cost laptops will have on the market?
I’d like to hear what the mini-notebook fans out there would like me to ask. I’ll be transcribing the interview as soon as I hang up with MSI. So check back to see if I selected one of your questions. Update: The full interview with many of the answers to your questions is now up here.