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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews of MSI WIND U270. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and usability are overall positive. The reliability and price also get good reviews, but there are some mixed views about the energy efficiency. The durability and keyboard get negative views.

performance, price, reliability, usability, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI WIND U270 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review MSI Wind U270-E4523W7H Netbook


A fresh wind. A netbook is actually a contradiction in itself. A device category has been therewith created that is to offer a long battery runtime for low-power tasks, such as surfing or office applications, with energy-efficient hardware. But now, a...

Above average netbook performance, Solid workmanship, Good cooling, USB 3.0 and HDMI port, Good price-performance ratio, The solid case and good performance. 1366x768 pixels allow reasonable working

No Bluetooth, Reflective screen, Moderate battery life, High power consumption, Bluetooth, but a really mobile screen even more, i.e. bright and matt

Dec, 2011


Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

MSI Wind U270 netbook


The 12.1in MSI Wind U270 notebook makes use of AMD's Fusion E-350 accelerated processing unit (APU) to offer better-than-usual all-round performance i...

Good overall speed, USB 3.0, well priced

Keyboard could be better, feels and looks too bulky

The MSI Wind U270 offers more speed than a typical netbook thanks to its AMD Fusion APU. It comes with good features, such as USB 3.0 and Gigabit, and it's affordable. We just wish it had more of a streamlined design and that it looked better.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

MSI U270 review


Highly portable, but let down by poor performance

Decent graphics power ; Battery life ; Usability ; USB 3.0

Performance ; No built-in DVD drive

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Roydon Cerejo (

MSI U270 Netbook


MSI have expanded their market in India over the past few years and today you'll find them in varied product segments like tablets, notebooks,

The MSI U270 is priced at Rs.22,999 which is not a bad price for a 11.6-inch netbook, but looking at the competition, HP’s DM1 is slightly cheaper and is a better netbook. The DM1 is identical to the U270 feature wise, plus, it packs in a better...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

MSI Wind U270 netbook


MSI Wind U270 review: A well-priced AMD Fusion netbook with good specifications and USB 3.0

Good overall speed, USB 3.0, well priced

Keyboard could be better, feels and looks too bulky

Mar, 2011

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MSI U270 Netbook Tech2 Mobile


MSI have expanded their market in India over the past few years and today you'll find them in varied product segments like tablets, notebooks, All-in

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Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

MSI U270 review


A smart little laptop, but the U270 isn't as well equipped as its similarly priced competitors

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery life (max):5 / 7 / 8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 2


Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product color:Black / White
Product type:Netbook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:9 / 5:3
Display Diagonal:11.6 / 12.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1366 x 768
Display surface:Gloss
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:40
Power supply:40


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / AMD Radeon HD 7000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310 / AMD Radeon HD 6320 / AMD Radeon HD 7340


Keyboard number of keys:87
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Graphics:Radeon HD 6310 / Radeon HD 6320 / Radeon HD 7340
Graphics adapter:Radeon HD 6310 / Radeon HD 6320 / Radeon HD 7340
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI
Infrared data port: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC


GPS (satellite):N / No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:40
Power supply:40


Chipset:AMD A50M / AMD A68 / AMD A68M
Motherboard chipset:AMD A50M / AMD A68 / AMD A68M
Processor:E-300 / E-350 / E-450 / E2-1800
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD Dual-Core / AMD E
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.6 / 1.65 / 1.7
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor model:E-300 / E-350 / E-450 / E2-1800
Processor threads:2

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No


Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint reader: No


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Height:1.22 / 1.28
Weight:2.87 / 3.09