Tuesday, July 29, 2008

MSI Wind: Strange News From J&R

I signed up to be notified of when the MSI Wind is in stock at J&R and I got this in email yesterday:
Dear Valued Customer,

Recently, you submitted a stock alert requesting to be notified when we have the item(s) below back in stock. We are sorry to inform you that due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable provide you with this information. At the current time, we are unable to obtain sufficient information from the manufacturer as to when or if we will be receiving another shipment.

MSR U100039LA

Product Description:
MSI Microstar U100039LA Wind U100 10” Notebook – Romantic Pink

I immediately jumped to several conspiratorial notions.

But today I decided to check out J&R's website and got some enlightenment.

Apparently they sent me that notice because they won't be stocking Romantic Pink. But they will be getting it in Empire Black (damn, the Darth Vader subnote!). Price: US$579.00.

But look at this:
MSI Microstar U100053LA Wind U100 10” Notebook – Empire Black

Intel Atom 1.6 GHz / 1GB RAM / 80GB Hard Drive / 1.3 Webcam / 802.11AGN / Bluetooth / 4-in-1 Card Reader / 6-Cell Battery / Vista Home Premium SP1

Emphasis added by me.

Please. Tell me that's a mistake!

At any rate, if/when I get one, I'll rip the OS off and throw OS X on it.

I'm through with XP!

Update: That Vista spec is a mistake. Scrolling down, I see a more complete spec and it clearly states XP. Hey, will it be the Video Skips On You All The Fucking Time So You Go Fucking Insane version? (Yes, XP is doing that relentlessly now. I could hardly manage to watch that MagicPad demo video!)

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