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Msi Wind U130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the screen and usability are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good opinions. Many are negative about the software, and comments about the keyboard and battery are different.

value for money, portability, performance, usability, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Msi Wind U130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon review summary for Msi Wind U130


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Msi Wind U130 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on

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

This summary is based on the products: MSI Wind U130-416US Netbook, Atom N450, 1.66GHz, 1GB, 160GB, 10.1" WSVGA, Windows XP Home, BlackMSI U130-416US 10-Inch Black Netbook - 3 Hour Battery Life

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i have an asus netbookbased on the same intel design, and it worked great right out of the box this has the potential to be a great box, but MSI needs to step up their quality control. also they shoul have 64 bit driver available on their sit . I...

we have 5 of these at the office plus i bought 1 here for my wife, bnecause I like the keyboard and cpu performance. I'm able to run 64bit win7 with decent performance[ win7 exp ratin of 2.4

the winxp install we opted for arrived missing necessary drivers, plus the wireless and we cams work in NONE of the 5 machines purchased. 4 of them are being used as low cost desktop data entry stations, so the wireless and web cam issues did not hurt...

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Surprisingly good


With the money I saved getting this over a comparable Asus or other brand I got an extra gig of RAM, carrying case, and USB mouse.

First of all, the build quality seems to be great. Way better than netbooks in the 30 to 60 dollar more range. I was expecting some shotty building to meet the price point, but was pleasantly surprised. The keyboard is a little cramped but doesn't feel...

None so far. Some might say XP home, but i prefer it over 7 starter. 7 Starter is too limiting, and you need an OS upgrade right off the bat. Maybe battery life, but for the price I wasn't expecting more than the ~2.5 hours I get. Pretty much any other...


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I was looking fora cheap netbook for travel and casual use. This netbook meets those needs. I've been suprised at the quality I got for the price. Still getting used to the small sized keyboard, and the screen being vertically smaller than normal. I...

I like the small size and the weight. The screen is easy to read, no glare. The wide screen format is a good thing. The speed is adequate for email and web browsing. The SD chip slot is convenient to load pictures. The 160 gig HD islarge enought for...

The keyboard, the up arrow key is next to the right shift key, so I find my touch typing is off. It came with XP home, which I bought a Windows 7 upgrade within two weeks. Documentation is on the light side, MSI web support site on the light side as...

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Good Netbook


Compact and light. This netbook is just what i needed for my business much easier to pick up and carry around all day

the keyboard takes some getting used to and there is an exetreme amount preloaded software that was completely useless for me. In addition had to call MSI as the user manual provided with the system is not very useful

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Works great so far


Small, compact. Good all around

None really

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MSI Wind U130


Love this netbook. The keys, power button, LEDs, click button, screen, magnet instead of clasp (when closing)... they got it all right. Much nicer to look at (in my opinion) than my friends' HP and Gateway netbooks. Drop XP and install Ubuntu.

Cheap, clean and simple looking, plenty fast. Runs Ubuntu Netbook version beautifully

Battery died after just 3 weeks (flashing orange LED). May have been due to its constant removing (whenever an outlet was nearby) and subsequent reinstalling in an attempt to prolong the battery. Now must be plugged in in order to work. Big...

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great deal all around


overall for 279 im very happy 1.7ghz proc is plenty fast id like to see more ram 2 gigs would have been better but they do offer it thats not a fault software is clean and simple wifi is stable and i can see my AP @ 150 feet away all in all im giving...

1 good price i was able to buy this and a nice tower for games for 1200$ my old pc took a dump and i HAVE to have a pc at all times .left enough money for a decent pc for graphics and games ; 2 good size my laptop was akward i can walk and pc with this...

1.battery life could be doubled that would be nice i find my self still packing up the ac plugin for day trips or longer ; 2 screen is best indoors .. id like a transflective lcd to work outside when needed

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Good but needs a few things...


The wifi DOES cut out, and as some people have said its usually directly after the boot, but, I've figured that the system cuts the card off when the OS starts. Just use the Function key to turn it back on, irritating but not really bad.

Quick, light, small

The WLAN isn't that great, see other thoughts on that though. The battery is terrible, and the fact that the included RAM is integrated is irritating. Also, having to take off the entire bottom instead of just a small plate is a bit annoying

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MSI U130


Really, All around great little netbook for the price, Only real issues is you cant find bigger batteries for sale, And the wireless card, I ran into the issue same day i unboxed it. Installing new ram is easy so thats a plus for anyone that upgrades.tin

N450, Wireless N, Webcam and 10.2" Screen. Great portability and runs Ubuntu and windows 7 pretty well. Quick little netbook and has 3 USB Ports along with the built in card reader

Battery gets about 2 hours, Not the 3. Wireless card craps out constantly whenever it feels like it, Usually right after boot. No bluetooth so i ordered one for it. Only comes with 1 GIg of ram, And thats on-board ram, Mem chips are integrated into the...

Product Specifications


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:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: No
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10
LED Backlight: No
True Resolution:WSVGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: Yes


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA X3100 / GMA3150


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:945GMS / NM10
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:N270 / N450