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MSI Wind

MSI Wind
alaScore 93

1737 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1737 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and portability. The value for money and keyboard are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed reviews on the glare and touchpad. Some have doubts about the software.

screen, keyboard, value for money, portability, battery

software

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the MSI Wind is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI Wind

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 80 user reviews of MSI Wind from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Netbooks (Mini Notebooks) on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, performance, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: MSI WIND Netbook U100 White 1GB 120GB 10" XP Home Webcam with free bagMSI 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)Replacement Black 4400mAh Battery for MSI Wind U100, MSI Wind U120, Advent 4211, Advent 4212, Medion Akoya Mini E1210

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Amazon.com review summary for MSI Wind

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 740 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 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on Amazon.com.

portability, performance, screen, battery, design

93% 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 U100-641US 10-Inch Black Netbook - 3 Cell BatteryMSI Wind U100-641US 10-Inch Black Netbook - 3 Cell Battery

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Review MSI FX600 Notebook

 

Quadrophony. The new all-rounder series is technologically on the

Low energy consumption; Cool case; Good sound; Insusceptible surfaces

Loud under load; Low contrast; Display lacks anti-glare coating; Slow hard disk; Low gaming performance; Spongy keyboard

Asus N71JV – same performance but with a better sound with a subwoofer. Sony Vaio VPC-F11Z1/E – without subwoofer, more expensive but clearly of higher performance. Samsung NP-R780 Harry – cheaper and has better gaming performance with the GT 330M....

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MSI Wind U100

 

MSI has been moving into the notebook market in a big way over the past few years, with forays into business and gaming notebooks, and, this summer, netbooks, with the Wind U100. We have to say, we're impressed. Read on for the rest of the review!

Wider keyboard than most NetBooks

Larger notebook, need to spend a bit extra for the 6-cell battery

The corner hinges on the Wind are not quite as sturdy as the Eee PC's barrel hinge or the Aspire One's, but it's still solid. The matte screen is quite bright under AC power and readable at even 25 percent backlighting

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MSI Wind U100 (Linux)

 

The term "netbooks" may not be familiar to some of you. It's used to describe the newly launched Intel atom platform that features in sub 10-inch laptops. These machines are inexpensive, have relatively modest specifications, and are designed for...

The MSI Wind is a great device that offers excellent battery life, fluid multitasking, and a sober design. At its price of Rs 25,000 it's a bit expensive – but with many more models expected in this range, the prices will definitely tumble. Still, if...

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MSI X600

 

Discrete graphics ; Skinny for a 15.4 inch wide screen

CPU a little weak for a big screen

The MSI offers a terrific keyboard and excellent graphics in its class, but a big screen laptop combined with a single core processor makes for an anemic showing.

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MSI X600 Proves Big Screens Can Go With Thin Bodies

 

The X600 is one hell of a thin and light computer. If it weren't for a poorly positioned number pad, this notebook would be perfect.

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MSI X600 Review - A Review of the MSI X-Slim X600

 

nbsp ; Lightest, thinnest 15-inch notebook,   ; Strong graphics performance,   ; Good battery life

nbsp ; Keyboard a bit cramped,   ; Warm temperatures,   ; Weak speakers

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MSI Wind U100

 

It's been almost a year since the original Asus Eee 701 appeared stateside, making traditional ultra-portables look fat with its size and weight, sending prices plunging with its $400 price tag, and triggering a landslide of imitators. In that time,...

Bright and spacious 10-inch screen; lightweight and portable; powerful

Three-cell battery may be inadequate; build quality could be a tad better

For the moment, MSI's Wind definitively blows away the competition.

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MSI Wind U90X

 

This 8.9-inch version of the popular MSI Wind mini-notebook is done in by a poor Linux OS and short battery life.

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 that we cannot recommend the U90X over the Acer...

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Grown-Up Mini Packs More Than Your Tween's Laptop

 

HP 2133 Mini-Note PC $749 Roomy keyboard and nice looks, but too expensive, hot to the touch, and loud. Asus Eee PC 901 $599 Formerly innovative Eee PC

Grown-up looks (as opposed to “day care” or “developing-country villager”). Largest screen among minis. Includes three USB ports, a VGA monitor connector and an SD slot

Lack of DVD is understandable, but it still makes us cry. Hard drive emits mysterious sounds. Two-hour battery life is just OK

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Wind U100

 

MSI's Wind NB U100 is one of the first Intel Atom-based mini-notebooks to appear. And like the Acer's Aspire One, it gives a clear idea of what the bargain-priced CPU can handle. Other components include 1GB of RAM, an 80GB 2.5-inch hard drive, and...

Reasonably Bright 10-inch display Hardy construction

Not much in the way of extra software Not much in the way of extra software

There are some solid reasons to consider MSI's Wind. It's small and fairly light (about 2.6 pounds), and it's sturdy enough to take a beating. But other solidly-built mini-notebooks are just around the corner, including Lenovo's S10 and probably an...

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

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control:No / Yes
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card:No / Yes
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / 3 in 1 Card Reader / 4 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 4:3
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD / WSVGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino / Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / Centrino Duo / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino / Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / Centrino Duo / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook:No / Yes
Operating System Version:Linux / NO OS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Starter / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Home Edition
RAM Type:DDR SD / DDR2 SDRAM / DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel / nVidia / XGI
GPU Model (Graphic Card):8200M / 945 GMS / GeForce G 310M / GeForce GT 325M / GMA 4500MHD / GMA X3100 / GMA3150 / k.A. / Media Accelerator 950 / Mobility Radeon HD 4330 / Radeon HD 4250

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / SIS / Unknown
Chipset Type:45GS / 672DX / 945GM / 945GMS / 945GSE / HM55 / NM10 / Unknown
Processor:ATHLON II / ATOM / Celeron M / Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Solo / CORE I3 / CORE I5 / Core™ i5 / Pentium / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:AMD / Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:723 CELERON M / I3-330M / I5-450M / I5-460M / N270 / N280 / N550 Atom / P320 / SU2700 / SU3500 / SU4100 / SU9600 / T4200 / T4300 / T4500 / T6500 / T6600
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