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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1370 reviews of MSI Wind. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the size and price are overall positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and memory. There are some negative comments about the image quality and touchpad.

performance, usability, portability, price, size

touchpad, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the MSI Wind is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI Wind

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of MSI Wind from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the software.

performance, usability, portability, price, battery

software

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI WIND U100 10-inch Netbook - Intel Atom N270, 1.6 GHz, 1GB, 160GB 11BGN, Wi-Fi, XP Home SP3, Free Protection Bag and 2 Year Warranty (Black)MSI WIND U100 10-inch Netbook - Intel Atom N270, 1.6 GHz, 1GB, 160GB 11BGN, Wi-Fi, XP Home SP3, Free Protection Bag and 2 Year Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for MSI Wind

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 712 user reviews of MSI Wind from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and usability also get good opinions.

performance, usability, portability, price, size

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI Wind U100-432US 10-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, XP Home, 6 Cell Battery) BlackMSI Wind U100-432US 10-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, XP Home, 6 Cell Battery) Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

MSI Wind U90X Review

 

The MSI Wind U90X' keyboard is the largest and most comfortable of any 8.9-inch mini-notebook on the market, and we like its spacious hard drive. But the SUSE Linux operating system was a mistake, and for thatwecannot recommend the U90X over the Acer...

Comfortable keyboard, Clever software features, Runs cool, Large hard drive

Buggy Linux OS, Short battery life, Single-bar mouse button, Limited tech-support hours and not toll-free

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

MSI Wind U90 reviewed, thrown back to the wolves

 

Laptop Mag would evidently like to make two things quite clear: if you pick up MSI's Wind U90, you better love SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 and be totally c...

Oct, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

MSI Wind

 

Out of all the UMPCs available in the market, the MSI Wind is the best deal.

Aggressively priced (under $500). Runs the Intel Atom platform. Big 10-inch screen. Very light. 80GB hard drive. Windows XP Home Edition

Needs a bigger battery. Although pleasant to type on, the keyboard needs to be full-size

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

MSI Wind Review

 

Now that the MSI Wind has finally started to trickle out to consumers, we were finally able to get our hands on one of these for review. The Wind is another mini notebook in a field originally started by the ASUS Eee PC, but with one primary catch: It...

The MSI Wind is one of the best subnotebooks I have seen come out of the mini notebook storm that has hit us the past few months. It offers a 10" widescreen, 2.5" SATA hard drive, Intel Atom processor, and WIFI with Bluetooth for well under what some...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

MSI Wind gets reviewed

 

Hey USers -- we know where all those "delayed" Winds are. Just take a look across the pond. bit-tech managed to wrap their paws around a retail unit of MSI's Ee...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

MSI Wind benchmarked and reviewed: now official alternative to Eee PC

 

Here's the moment many of you Eee-wannabees have been waiting for, the official announcement of the 10-inch, 1,204 x 600 LED-backlit MSI Wind. No surprises here on the leakiest of all netbooks. Still, when you consider that your $399 buys you a ...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

MSI Wind gets terse pre-release review

 

It's pretty tough to wrap your melon around, but MSI's Wind has not yet officially launched per se. That being said, it has still managed to end up in the hands...

May, 2008

Expert review by: InsideHW (insidehw.com)

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...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: CPU3D (cpu3d.com)

MSI PR200 Ultra Mobile Notebook

 

The amount of features found on the MSI PR200 is unbelieveable. It's one of the most feature-packed ultra portable notebooks I've ever come across. What's more, you get very goood performance from the nippy 2.0Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (Merom)...

Excellent Price, - Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (Merom) Processor, - 2Gb of DDR2 ram, - 160Gb SATA HDD, - 1.3M Webcam, - HDMI output, - Wireless/BlueTooth, - 12.1" ACV screen (Amazing Crystal Vision), - 4-in-1 card reader, - PCI Express card slot, - 3 USB...

None I can think of

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: CRN Staff (crn.com)

Review: Micro-Star's Wind U100 Netbook

 

As miniaturized notebooks gain in popularity, the Test Center looks at MSI's netbook offering.

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

The Wind, an acronym for ?Wi-Fi Network Device,? features a speedy and energy-efficient Intel Atom 1.6GHz Processor to provide longer operation hours and better mobile lifestyle. This notebook is lightweight and ultra-portable, measuring about 7 inches wide by 10.23 inches long, and weighing just 2.3 pounds. Being small doesn't mean ultra-small keyboard, the Wind features an ergonomically designed keyboard that is only 20% smaller than a full sized notebook keyboard, with keys spaced a comfortable 0.68 inches apart. The Wind comes equipped with a 10? backlit LED screen that provides superior color quality and brightness giving you better comfort while reading reports, watching online videos and viewing photos. In addition, the 1024 x 600 screen resolution can fully display web pages, which makes it ideal for Internet browsing. With the 802.11b/g wireless built-in, you can enjoy the convenience of accessing the Internet anywhere and video chat with family and friends with the built-in 1.3 Megapixel Webcamera and microphone. Another wireless feature that comes with the Wind is Bluetooth, this enables you to wireless connect to headphones, or other Bluetooth devices making it more convenient by not carrying around a bunch of tangled cords. With the Wind notebook available in all the different colors and weighting less than 3 pounds, makes for a great second computer to use at school, work and to take on vacations. 10 Widescreen (1024 x 600) LED Backlit Display Two internal Speakers Built-in 1.3 Megapixel Webcamera and Microphone Built-in 802.11b/g Wireless 10/100 Ethernet LAN Integrated Bluetooth 4-in-1 Card Reader - SD, MultiMedia Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro 3 x USB 2.0, Headphone out; Microphone-in, VGA, RJ-45 Approximate Unit Dimensions - 10.23? (L) x 7.08? (D) x 1.24? (H) Approximate Unit Weight - 2.3 Pounds

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Display

Display Surface:Gloss

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256 / 0.5 / 1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:1 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR2 667 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Diamondville / Merom / Penryn / Pineview
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series / Intel Atom N400 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor system type:Up
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5 / 35 / 5.5 / 65, 35

Processor special features

Intel 64:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:29759 / 29760 / 30786 / 30787 / 31728 / 33099 / 33917 / 36331 / 37251 / 37253 / 37255 / 40738 / 40739 / 42503 / 43529 / 43537 / 47663 / 49491 / 50179 / 52220 / 52224 / 53434 / N270 / T7100
Processor package size:22 / 34 / 35