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MSI Wind U120

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the keyboard and screen are overall positive. The portability and battery are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the touchpad.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the MSI Wind U120 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for MSI Wind U120

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of MSI Wind U120 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on Amazon.com.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI Wind U120-024US 10-Inch White Netbook - 6 Cell BatteryMSI Wind U120-001US 10-Inch Gray Netbook - 6 Cell BatteryMSI Wind U120-020US 10-Inch Netbook - White

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MSI Wind U120

 

Weighing 2.4 pounds, this black-and-white mini-note turned in the second-best results in our benchmarks. But its teeny trackpad is not suitable for grown-ups. Battery life was decent — a skosh over 3 hours — although others in the roundup did...

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MSI Wind U120 hits the review bench, short on thrills

 

Those obsessives over at Laptop Mag wrangled up a new MSI Wind U120 and did the review thing, and while there's plenty of good here, the wide availability of similarly specced, strongly designed netbooks throws the Wind's flaws into sharper relief. ...

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MSI Wind U120 - A Review of the MSI Wind U120 Netbook

 

An update to the original MSI Wind, the U120 boasts a snazzier chassis and an aggressive price--but the competition has caught up.

Sleeker design, Comfortable keyboard, Good wireless performance, Aggressively priced

Stiff mouse buttons and small touchpad, Mediocre battery life, Limited tech support hours, Not upgrade friendly

Also unchanged is the 2.0 x 1.7-inch touchpad, which, while wider than that on the NC10, is disappointingly small. We're glad that MSI replaced the original single bar mouse button with silver colored right and left mouse buttons, but they felt stiff...

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MSI Wind U120

 

The newest version of the MSI Wind is just over 10-inches in length, 7-inches in width and is 1.3-inches thick at its thickest point. Weighing in at around 3 pounds, the U120 is designed for portability without sacrificing performance. The Wind U120...

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MSI Wind U120 Review

 

This MSI Wind U120 is the next in line after the MSI Wind U100. It is very similiar to the MSI Wind U100 sporting the same internal components. However, it comes in an updated casing and offers an option 3G modem as well. The MSI Wind U120 does come up...

Lowest price, Sleek design, Only 2.8 pounds, 1.3 megapixel web cam, Wireless N

Lower battery life, not upgradeable

(We don't have an extensive review of this netbook yet.

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MSI U120 Wind Netbook

 

Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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MSI Wind U120H

 

MSI is a frontrunner in the netbook world, whose machines are some of the most preferred on the market. The Wind line has been there since the beginning, taking

Great keyboard and trackpad ; Sleeker design ; 3.5G for boosted connectivity ; LCD screen leaves little to complain about

A bit heavier this time around, though not terribly so ; Inefficient battery ; Costs around $600

From a strictly technical perspective, the MSI Wind NB U120H is a welcome update to a successful formula. Nothing has really suffered in this version, and anyone who purchases the netbook will be happy with it.

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MSI Wind U120 netbook

 

There's no doubt the Windows XP-based MSI Wind U120 netbook looks good. Its white lid and palm-rest contrast beautifully with the glossy black bezel o...

Fast, bright screen, comfortable to type on, 5400rpm hard drive, runs cool and is relatively quiet

Poor balance, period and comma keys are too small

The MSI Wind U120 netbook looks good, performs as expected, has a good amount of connectivity, and its keyboard is close to perfect. We only wish the period and comma keys were bigger and that the balance of the unit was better. If you can live with...

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MSI Wind U120

 

The popular MSI Wind U120 packs some fancy features in its characteristic wedge-shaped design. However, its battery underwhelms.

Wedge-shaped design ; Face-recognition software ; Tapering keyboard

Battery life ; Key placement

One of the early heralders of the netbook trend, MSI's Wind U120 keeps the flag flying with features like face-recognition and Draft-N Wi-Fi. It has a cool tapering, wedge-shaped design with contrasting colors, too. But its battery life is...

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MSI Wind U120H netbook takes on 3G, 6-cell battery

 

More than just a new coat of paint, the new Wind adds mobility with 3G. While the design and features don't look as cutting edge as they once did, this is still a great netbook

Ultraportable Models, such as the Asus N10, are larger, have longer battery life or considerably better performance than your average netbook.  Using that framework, the new Wind U100x fits clearly into the mobility category. It comes with a 3G SIM...

Product Specifications

The U120 has selected a 10" wide LCD display as oppose to the typical smaller sizes to provide better comfort while viewing or reading. In addition, the 1024 x 600 resolution can relief concerns of the full display of WebPages while browsing, giving you the freedom when exploring the Internet. The U120 is embedded with the LED power-saving backlight technology in providing better color fullness and brightness, elevating the total quality of imagery. Furthermore, the lower usage of power can offer a longer operating time. MSI has the same persistence for proper ergonomically design even on the keyboards of MSI's smaller notebook computers. The keyboard of the U120 not only has great texture, it also increased the space between the keys to 17.5mm, allowing you to be as comfortable as you can. Ingeniously designed spacebar and touchpad, so your fingers can move smoothly while avoiding strain. Unlike its other competitors that has compromised the memory capacity to decrease in size, the U120 is equipped with the 2.5 inch standard hard drive. It can operate just as any other notebook computers; without the worries of not having enough memory capacity to record the greatest moments in life. Equipped with high resolution webcam, high-performance 2 channel stereo speakers, and microphone, all fitted perfectly within the framework design, expressing the slickness of technology and the elegance of modern fashion. Web-chats can be broadcasted instantly not missing one exciting moment. The photo taken is very sharp in resolution and brilliant in colors, capturing precise imagery both indoor or out, adding more fun to instant messaging. U120 offers a complete entertainment interface, which includes the 4 in 1 card reader, so it may meet the standards of the mainstream memory cards, making it easy to upload digital files into the notebook computer. MSI's focus was on the common products in the market, such as PDA's, digital cameras, digital video cameras, digital MP3 Players, Global GPS Systems and such, also connecting to the U120 Series through USB 2.0 Port.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.1in
Height:1.2in/1.3in
Weight:2.2lbs/2.6lbs
Width:10.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.4cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 600
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Micro Star International Computer / MSI
Model:U120-001US/U120-024US
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:MSI Wind

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:N270
Type:Atom

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950
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