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MSI Wind U160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and design. The keyboard and portability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the memory and software.

battery, portability, keyboard, design, value for money

screen, touchpad, software, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the MSI Wind U160 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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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...

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MSI Wind U160 Netbook


This model is the latest netbook by MSI, a piping hot model from their Wind series released few days back in India. MSI knows their stuff when it comes to netbooks, and this one's got a heavy claim of super juiced up battery life, plus it sports all...

Verdict and Analysis Rs 23,999 is the quoted price, and at the outset we can say that it's a bit expensive, especially considering the fact that there are cheaper options available. But there are few very well demarcated turfs of advantage here: one...

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MSI Wind U160-007US


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.


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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

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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...

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Power-Sipping Netbook Is a Traveler's BFF


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 transatlantic

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

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WSVGA

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):GMA3150


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