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MSI Wind U160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of MSI Wind U160. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and performance. The design and portability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the memory and sound.

battery, portability, design, performance, usability

screen, touchpad, software, sound, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI Wind U160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of MSI Wind U160 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Views about the size and durability are overall positive, but there are mixed opinions on the keyboard and usability.

battery, durability, size

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: MSI WIND U160 10 inch netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz, 1Gb, 250Gb, WLAN, Webcam, BT, 6 cell battery, Win 7 Starter (Black))

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for MSI Wind U160


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of MSI Wind U160 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the keyboard and design are generally positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the size, and reviews are divided on the screen.

performance, usability, portability, design, keyboard


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI U160-006US 10-Inch Black Netbook - 15 Hour Battery LifeMSI U160-007US 10-Inch Brown NetbookMSI U160-007US 10-Inch Netbook

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Shao-Hung Liu (

Review MSI Wind U160 Netbook


Small. Light. Wind. The manufacturer MSI beefs up once again and

Long battery life; Design and looks; Bluetooth; Workmanship

Sound; Uneven display illumination; Constantly running fan; Temperature under load

The competition in the netbook sector is vast. Notebooks don't differ much both in terms of price, as well as in terms of hardware For example, HP's Mini 210-1021EG netbook or even a device with an AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 1.6 GHz processor like Asus' Eee...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

MSI Wind U160-007US


The MSI U160-007US's only perk is it ships with a big 65WH battery and it's reasonably priced; other than that there's not much to brag about.

Nine hours' worth of battery life. Reasonably priced

Plain design. Noisy mouse buttons. Battery bulges out from the bottom

May, 2010

Expert review by: (

MSI Wind U160 Review


The Wind U160 is the latest Intel Pine Trail based-netbook from MSI boasting an impressive 15 hours of battery life. With a slightly larger battery and nearly identical parts configuration, can this new netbook beat the previous generation's battery...

Good looks ; Solid build ; Comfortable keyboard

Falls short of 15 hour battery claim ; Minimalistic touchpad drivers

The MSI Wind U160 is essentially a redesigned U135 with a slightly larger battery. System components are nearly identical between the two models, with the U160 having a 7Wh larger battery. While MSI advertises an impressive 15 hours of battery life, in...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (

Review: MSI Wind U160 Netbook


“More power!” is at the top of everyone's netbook wish list. And MSI delivers that with the sexy Wind U160, which pushes battery life into...

Impressively travel-friendly battery life. Great looks and pleasantly light at 2.6 pounds. Offers all the netbook meat and potatoes: 802.11n, 250-GB HDD, and 1 GB of RAM. Managed energy consumption means cool, quiet operation. Decent netbook bang for...

Large battery and hinge add junk to that trunk. Slooow 3+ hour recharge time. Tinny sound makes headphones nearly mandatory. Webcam mic is oddly positioned at the right of the screen. Large trackpad button feels mushy

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

MSI Wind U160 Review


The MSI Wind U160 ($379) isn't perfect--its battery juts out of the back and its keys are smallish--but on the whole it's a strong choice in the 10-inch category. This machine offers especially long battery life, good performance, and one of the...

Among lightest netbooks, Long battery life, Fast hard drive, Cool operating temperatures

Some undersized keys, Limited tech support hours, Six-cell battery protrudes from the back, Smaller hard drive

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

MSI Wind U160


This netbook is rather lightweight and lasts almost nine hours on a charge, but its design could use some refinement.

The MSI Wind U160 (ll find. However, we prefer the $299 ASUS Eee PC 1001P, which offers a more comfortable keyboard, comparable battery life, identical specs, and a sleek—but heavier—design for less money.79) isn’t perfect—its battery juts out of the...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Jason Saundalkar (



With a coffee brown exterior the MSI Wind U160DX is a handsome machine but how usable is it on a day-to-day basis?

The Wind U160DX distinguishes itself from a number of other netbooks on the market with its blend of looks and performance.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: InsideHW (

Expert Review


In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Pathik (

MSI Wind U160 Review


The MSI Wind U160 is one of the best netbook options available. It has the Intel Atom N450 processor, GMA 3150 integrated graphics and 1 GB DDR2 RAM. It also has a nice battery life and comes with the standard array of expansion ports and connectivity...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (

MSI Wind U160-007US – Superb battery life


MSI Wind U160-007US is an entry level Netbook which is based on the standard simple formula – Intel Atom 450 processor, Windows 7 Starter, 1 GB RAM, and 250 GB hard disk. This formula is followed by wide range of Netbook players like HP, Acer, Asus,...

This Netbook has a long battery life and this is big bonus in a Netbook. Be wary of the high price though.

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader
TV Output: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSVGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: Yes
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Starter


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA3150


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:NM10 / Unknown
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:N450