This weight is representative for typical laptops with a inch display-diagonal. The U90 uses the same chassis but, despite its lower price, the smaller screen and reduced storage fail to pack the punch of its predecessor. After all, the U’s exterior is eye-catching–even sexy, considering the glossy deep-blue finish of our review model. Because of that U90 lacks also Bluetooth adapter. If you already own a Wind then there’s not much point upgrading to the new one as it doesn’t offer much more than the original, especially as it uses the older Intel chipset.

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The underside remains cool, too, even during long computing stretches, but the wrist rest and touch pad do get warm vvideo a spell. MSI made a large splash in the laptop market when it released the Wind U, the first inch netbook.

Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. Comp Reviews What will make or break a netbook for most consumers is the overall feel and design of the laptop. Other characteristics are identical to model U which can be sad for our impressions too. It shares the same exterior appearance, keyboard and trackpad design.

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Above the display sits the ubiquitous 1. Its pricing brings it dangerously close to fully-fledged laptops, and leaves the value-for-money crown firmly in the Acer Aspire one’s possession, but for less than a quarter of the Sony VGN-TZ31’s cost, you simply cannot buy a better ultraportable.


Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. Exclusion of Windows XP and smaller display are not enough to make a significant price and functional difference. Single Review, online available, Long, Date: The MSI Wind U is jsi well laid out and designed to vudeo it extremely portable but still easy to use.

And the mouse buttons come by way of a single, rocker key, which the Eee PC does away in serving up two separate mouse buttons. Black and pink are your other options. It’s small and fairly light about 2.

Though its stellar battery life will appeal to road warriors, the pricey, bulky MSI Wind U Hybrid suffers from a few debilitating flaws that are hard to overlook.

Though its configuration is very similar to the Asus Eee PCthe Wind took nearly twice as long to complete the test. Trusted Reviews Innovation can be a double-edged sword.

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With its unique storage and exceptional mobility, the Wind U Hybrid is one of the best netbooks around. It’s still a good machine and if you’re happy to trade battery life for a better keyboard, or purchase a separate battery, it’s still worth serious consideration, but it just misses out on a wholehearted recommendation. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests as of The original MSI Wind burst onto the scene in spectacular fashion, nabbing the first-ever Editors’ Choice in the netbook category.

From a design point, MSI deserves 9. Vifeo skyrocketed to the top of the mini-notebook field last June when netbooks with inch displays were rare and when no other netbook, regardless of size, could tout more than five hours of battery life.

This reimagined MacBook Air fixes almost viideo previous design issues, but not without adding Thankfully, help is on the way; MSI will have a six-cell battery out in September for a yet-to-be-determined amount.


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. On ,si other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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Seeing as Windows does like a reboot every now and then, this could be bothersome in the long run. Both models are the same thickness, tapering from 1.

Laptop Mag If there were a Survivor: While we’ve been frank in our criticism of netbooks for their lack of just that, it’s as much a reflection of the sector and its demands as the strategy of any manufacturer – when you’re trying to make low-cost devices there isn’t a great deal of wiggle room!

PC Pro So, the Wind is, in the main, the breath of fresh air we’d hoped for all along.

Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. The case has more squared corners and mixed color scheme that give it a sleek design. But other solidly-built mini-notebooks are just around the corner, including Lenovo’s S10 and probably an entry from Dell this fall.