Microsoft eases hard drive capacity restriction for netbooks

Microsoft has officially eased the restriction of the standard specification for netbooks using the Windows XP operation system by increasing the allowable hard drive capacity from 80GB to 160GB, according to sources in the channel.

In line with the new policy, Micro-Star International (MSI) launched a 160GB version of its Wind Notebook U100 with a price set around NT$17,900-18,900 (US$562-594), while Asustek Computer will launch its 160GB Eee PC 1000H on September 3 with a price of NT$18,988.

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