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MSI Wind U160

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of MSI Wind U160. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and performance. The design and portability also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the memory and software.

battery, portability, design, performance, usability

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( 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 Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on Reviewers are impressed by the size. The durability also gets good comments, but comments 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 product: MSI WIND U160 10 inch netbook (Intel Atom N450 1.66GHz, 1Gb, 250Gb, WLAN, Webcam, BT, 6 cell battery, Win 7 Starter (Black))

May, 2015

Consumer review by: ( 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 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on Views about the keyboard and design are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the screen, and some have doubts about the size.

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 U160-007US 10-Inch NetbookMSI U160-007US 10-Inch Brown Netbook

May, 2015

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: Siddharth Bhatia (

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...

May, 2010

Expert review by: CNET (

MSI Wind U160-007US


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

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

Too expensive for what you get; wonky touch pad

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

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

May, 2010

Expert review by: (

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...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (

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 territory. The U160 is a looker. Gone is the flat, monochrome exterior of previous Winds like the...

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

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
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
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSVGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: Yes
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Starter


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


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