Joining the party
Richard Stewart, product marketing manager at MSI UK, has spoken to HEXUS.channel to confirm that the MSI wind will be available in the UK from 1st July.
“Initially it will be stocked by play.com, Ebuyer and Morgan Computers and be distributed by Northamber,” said Stewart.
Stewart made it clear that he was expecting healthy sales of MSI’s first foray into the booming ‘netbook’ market, which is defined by being smaller and cheaper than conventional laptops. At an expected retail price of £329.99 inc VAT, the Wind’s price is at the top end of that scale, but Stewart insisted that this is justified by features like the ten inch screen and two year global warranty.
A look at the above etailers reveals it available as a pre-order from play at £329.99 and due for release on 30th June, no sign of it yet on Ebuyer, while Morgan is saying that it’s in stock and is selling it for £329.99 ex VAT, which is £387.74 inc VAT.
Some reports have the Wind not surfacing in the US until the 7th and, if they’re true, it will make a pleasant change for the UK to get something first.