For travellers — or anyone who wants to work for long periods of time away from a power outlet — the MSI Wind U is perfect. You may well find therefore that you get more for your money by choosing PC World’s option instead. As we mentioned in our review of the , the specifications and performance are very similar, and both machines have key advantages. Inside, the two Netbooks share very similar configurations, including the 1. The netbook will stay alive for a good 3 hours, which is decent for standard use, but you end up paying for a 6-cell battery that should really be giving you two or three more hours of work time. Though its configuration is very similar to the Asus Eee PC , the Wind took nearly twice as long to complete the test.

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Above the display sits the ubiquitous 1. If this works is shown in the following test There isn’t any room to make it any taller, but it would be more useful if it was a bit wider–more of the shape of the wide touch pad found on the MacBook.

The Wind U Luxury is a netbook alternative from MSI, which attracts attention especially due to its built-in components and a promised long-life battery. It does, however, provide Bluetooth. IT Viceo Unless you’ve been ksi in a cave for the past year, or on a expedition up the far reaches of the Amazon well, that one may not count as even some villages on the banks of the mighty river have WiFiyou must have heard of the U Wind netbook from MSI: The tiny stereo speakers emit predictably tinny sound.

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It’s stylish, it’s easy to type on and it’s quick. Seeing as Windows does like a reboot every now and then, this could be bothersome in the long run. But Asus got all of them off-guard.


Both models are the same thickness, tapering from 1. If you care more about price than endurance, then the U is worth considering. The mobile world might finally get exciting again in While some models of the U comes with a 9-cell battery, the UUS uses a 6-cell battery which results in a below average running time compared to similarly netbooks. It’s an interesting idea, but the results are mixed. Apple’s Touch Bar — a thin screen that replaces the function keys on the new MacBook Reg Hardware There’s no denying that the U offers extraordinarily long battery life and its performance scores are up there with some of the best SCCs we’ve seen.

The wireless connectivity could have been better and the standard battery life is relatively poor, but these viceo issues you can get around.

Laptop Mag An update to the original MSI Wind, the U boasts a snazzier chassis and an aggressive price—but the competition has caught up. CNet This could be the msl mini laptop so far — it’s comfortable to use, has a good display, is super-affordable and promises great performance Sehr gut, Ergonomie gut, Display gut, Preis ausgezeichnet, Leistung sehr gut Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: Netbooks aren’t designed for high performance, and in anecdotal testing, we found the MSI Wind’s performance to be more than adequate.

As far as netbooks go, the MSI Wind U is a very interesting proposition but it’s not without its problems. This inch laptop boasts a polished design along with a slightly larger screen and roomier keyboard than the 9-inch Eee PC CNet The MSI Wind U makes a positive first impression with its polished design and roomy for u100 Netbook display and keyboard, but it’s missing a handful of features–bigger battery, solid-state hard drive, and WWAN–that would turn it from a very good to a great on-the-go mini-laptop.


With that in mind, this device comes highly recommended.

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The hybrid combination of SSD and HDD storage devices has its pros, most evident in long battery life, but such a thing always reflects on the price.

The updated Spectre x inch convertible laptop adds terrific battery life and top-notch Large u10 allow higher resolutions. Single Review, online available, Long, Date: This weight is representative for typical laptops with a inch display-diagonal.

Computer Shopper You know a notebook has hit the sweet spot in design when it elicits jealous looks from owners of both full-size laptops and the tiny Asus Eee PC. The 80GB hard drive is a standard laptop hard disc that has been partitioned into two.

Though it has a spinning hard drive, it’s very quiet during operation. With its unique storage and exceptional mobility, the Wind U Hybrid is one of u1100 best netbooks around. Still, those factors don’t add up to a minute difference on this test. If you already own a Wind then there’s not much point upgrading to the new one as it doesn’t offer much winr than the original, especially as it uses the older Intel chipset.

The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests as of