We already knew MSI's Atom N280-powered Wind U123 netbook was grabbing placeholders at e-tailers across the web, but now we're assured that they're actually shipping to eager Americans. Unfortunately, the altogether more exciting U123T (which packs a TV tuner) and U123H (which includes a 3.5G HSDPA WWAN module) are still nowhere to be found, but we don't expect 'em to be too far behind. Hop on past the break for links to all of MSI's recommended partners, and be prepared to shell out at $350 to bring one home.

MSI US ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF THE WIND U123

The new Wind model comes in four stylish colors and is available for just $379.99 MSRP

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – May 21, 2009 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is excited to announce availability of the new Wind U123. The innovative Wind U123 features the powerful new Intel® Atom™ 1.66 GHz N280 processor, EasyFace identification software and other MSI exclusive technologies. Like its award winning predecessors, the Wind U123 is equipped with an ergonomically designed keyboard and touch pad, and an enlarged 10.2" LCD display for comfortable typing and browsing respectively.

"We are excited to launch another version of our award winning line of Wind netbooks," said Andy Tung Vice President of Sales, MSI US. "The U123's brilliant colors, upgraded Atom N280 processor, and aggressive pricing make it our best Wind model yet."

The U123's smart looking case has a sleek, clean design and is the first Wind available in red and blue, in addition to the standard grey and white. The U123 is available with 6-Cell battery and 9-Cell Battery at Amazon.com, Newegg.com, Buy.com, Mwave.com, Zipzoomfly.com, JR.com, BHphotovideo.com, and www.msimobile.com.