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MSI Wind U160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 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 performance and usability. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the memory and sound get negative reviews.

battery, portability, design, usability, performance

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for MSI Wind U160


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 Reviewers are impressed by the size. The durability also gets good feedback. Reviews about the keyboard and usability are different.

battery, durability, size

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

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

May, 2018

Consumer review ( 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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the keyboard and design. The portability and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the size, while views 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 U160-006US 10-Inch Black Netbook - 15 Hour Battery Life

May, 2018

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 : Dan Ackerman (

MSI Wind U160-007US review


Basic Netbooks are a fairly simple formula to pull off. Combine an Intel Atom 450 processor, 1GB of RAM, Windows 7 Starter, and a 250GB hard drive, and you've got any of an army of products from Asus, Acer, HP, and others. MSI was another early...

Excellent battery life; near the top of Netbook performers in some tests.

Too expensive for what you get; wonky touch pad.

The basic-as-it-gets MSI Wind U160-007US is a leader in battery life, but shouldn't cost $80 more than comparable systems.

May, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

MSI Wind U160-007US


The MSI U160-007US netbook has long battery life, but that's about it.

Nine hours' worth of battery life. Reasonably priced.

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

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May, 2010

Expert review by : NotebookReview Staff (

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 a step in the right direction with a larger battery than its U135 sibling, but it's priced above the competition and falls short on battery life.

The MSI Wind U160 is a step in the right direction with a larger battery than its U135 sibling, but it's priced above the competition and falls short on battery life.

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

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery life (max):15 / 7 / 7.3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Color of product:Black / Brown / Gold
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 5:3
Display Diagonal:10
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1280 x 800
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power supply:40


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 3150 / No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated / Intel GMA 3150


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:83
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HDA
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.4 x 6.5 x 1
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/ draft n / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No


GPS (satellite):N / No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power supply:40


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel NM10 / Intel NM10 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10 / Intel NM10 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123 / 17
Processing die size:66 / 87
Processor:N450 / N455 / N570
Processor cache:0.5 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.66
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N450 / N455 / N570
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N400 series
Processor socket:FCBGA559
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):5.5 / 6.5 / 8.5

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:42503 / 49491 / 55637
Processor code:SLBMG / SLBX9
Processor package size:22 / 22 x 22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3 / SSE2,SSE3,SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


BIOS password: Yes
Cable lock slot:Kensington / No


Bundled software:Adobe Reader 9.1/Burn Recovery/Win Rar/Q Face/Windows Live v3.0 / Office\nNorton\n
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Starter
Trial software:Office\nNorton\n


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):0.78 / 0.945
Height (rear):1
Weight:2.2 / 2.65