MSI Wind Series

MSI Wind U115Processor: Intel Atom 230, Intel Atom N270, Intel Atom N280, Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 8.9 inch, 10.0 inch, 10.1 inch, 10.2 inch, 18.5 inch
Weight: 1kg, 1.1kg, 1.3kg, 1.31kg, 1.35kg, 1.4kg, 4.75kg
Price: 300, 400, 450, 499, 500 euro
Average Score: 78.73% - good
Average of 90 scores (from 110 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 68%, features: 66%, display: 82%
mobility: 67%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 84%

 

MSI Wind U100

Specifications

MSI Wind U100Notebook: MSI Wind U100
Processor: Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 Wind (Series)
 Wind U100 (Model)

Average Score: 81.95% - good
Average of 43 scores (from 56 reviews)

 

90% MSI Wind U100 review
Source: Techradar English
Naturally, this only works when you're plugged in. When you're running on batteries it runs at the same clock speed but puts performance ahead of battery life, so screen brightness is typically higher. To deal with the extra power, you'll notice the fan kicks in to life and stays on for the duration you run Turbo Boost. The 80GB hard drive is a standard laptop hard disc that has been partitioned into two.
90, Leistung 80, Emissionen 50
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% emissions: 50%
MSI Wind U100 Netbook
Source: Hot Hardware English
The MSI Wind U100, despite the new model designation, is still the same netbook that launched last summer in response to the Eee PC. While the chassis and basic design hasn't changed much, the Wind has picked up a few handy updates over the last couple months that help keep it competitive with the onslaught of new netbook offerings. The Wind offers a sturdy chassis that will take your constant handling in stride. The system is well built and covered in high quality paint that is very fingerprint resistant. Although the design comes off a bit bland, it's still a pretty good looking machine that will look the part in any situation, boardroom or coffee shop. While the original specs that called for an 80GB hard drive with 3-cell battery can still be found, most Winds on sale today pack 160GB and a beefier 6-cell unit.
Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/05/2009
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% MSI Wind U100 netbook computer
Source: vnunet.com English
Impressive design, easy to use and, now that it has a bigger battery, it’s well worth the money
von 5: 4, Ausstattung 4, Leistung 4, Display gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
80% MSI Wind U100 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Larger storage, better networking and the all-important extended battery life make the revised U100 a winner. Combined with the more attractive choice of colours, free carry bag in the box, and an extended warranty to 2 years, we feel the original MSI Wind U100 is not just the first Wind, it also breezes into first place.
(von 5): 4, Verarbeitung 4, Ausstattung 4, Preis 4
Single Review, , Short, Date: 10/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
83% MSI Wind U100-291UK
Source: PC Pro English
It's no secret that the key to the Eee PC 1000H's current A List status is its tremendous six-hour battery life, three times that of its rivals. We know it, you know it, and MSI certainly knows it - hence the belated introduction of the MSI Wind U100-291UK, now with the all-important six-cell battery.

A vast improvement that brings it almost in line with the Eee PC 1000H - if the price falls the Wind may just edge it.


5 von 6, Preis mäßig
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 60%
80% MSI Wind U100 review
Source: PC Advisor English
There are some solid reasons to consider MSI's Wind. It's small and fairly light (about 1kg), 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 entry from Dell this Autumn. If you can't wait, the MSI Wind is a solid recommendation to buy now.
(von 5): 4, Verarbeitung 4, Ausstattung 3.5, Preis 3.5
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
76% MSI Wind NB U100
Source: PC World English
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 entry from Dell this fall. My advice? If you can, wait.
(von 100): 76, Preis gut, Leistung 72, Ausstattung 78, Verarbeitung gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 80% performance: 72% features: 78% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% MSI Wind U100-035US Netbook Subnotebook Laptop Computer
Source: Comp Reviews English
What will make or break a netbook for most consumers is the overall feel and design of the laptop. The MSI Wind U100 is very well laid out and designed to make it extremely portable but still easy to use. The 3-cell battery does limit its overall running time however.
4 von 5, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 40%
80% MSI Wind
Source: vnunet.com English
A small and light ultra mobile PC that looks and performs better than some of its rivals.
4 von 5, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%
85% MSI Wind U100
Source: Digital Trends English
Move over, Asus: MSI has skipped the imitation game that most other manufacturers have played so far and actually bested the Eee with the Wind. Its $550 price tag may make it $150 more than the original Eee, but the refinement and features MSI has added make it well worth the premium, especially when Asus’ 10-inch Eee runs for $700. For the moment, MSI’s Wind definitively blows away the competition.
8.5 von 10, Display gut, Mobilität mäßig, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 50%
87% MSI Wind U100
Source: Computer Shopper English
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. In the new ultraportable laptop class, the MSI Wind U100 strikes the best balance yet between compact size, light weight, usability, and performance. The MSI Wind U100 strikes the right balance between portability, power, and comfort, making it a top choice among inexpensive ultraportable laptops.
8.7 von 10, Mobilität mäßig, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 87% display: 80% mobility: 60%
80% MSI Wind
Source: PC Mag English

As if the ultramobile PC space weren't already crowded enough, MSI Computer Corp. has blown in with its Wind UMPC. MSI basically (though not literally) took the ASUS EeePC 900, improved it, and slapped its own branding onto it. The Wind doesn't go out of its way to differentiate itself from the crowd, but it's still a top-tier UMPC in many ways.

Out of all the UMPCs available in the market, the MSI Wind is the best deal.


4 von 5, Preis sehr gut, Display gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% display: 80% mobility: 40%
72% MSI Wind U100-036LA (white, Windows XP)
Source: CNet English
The MSI Wind U100 makes a positive first impression with its polished design and roomy (for a 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.
7.2 von 10, Mobilität zufriedenstellend, Ergonomie gut, Preis gut,
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
MSI Wind U100
Source: Inside HW English
Category of small cheap notebooks became very popular and there is no wonder why most of big brands want a piece of cake for themselves. But Asus got all of them off-guard. Because of that we’ve been waiting rather long for Eee’s true rival . We’ve already mentioned MSI’s agility which allowed them again to be first with new product on market. Their trump card wears name Wind and model that InsideHW had tested is MSI Wind U100. Even if we don’t pay much attention, during notebook tests, on package we just cannot overlook it this time. Picture that was used for package was chosen in that manner so that your new notebook looks like it came with a gift bow. Perfect package choice for this “little guy”.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2008
100% MSI Wind notebook computer
Source: vnunet.com English
The MSI Wind, the latest small computer in the mini-notebook trend started by Asus, is around the same size as the Asus Eee PC 900 and has the same white pearlescent case, making us wonder if MSI, like Asus, seems to be pitching its mini-notebook a handy handbag companion for women. However, the similarities between the Wind and its competitors end there. A small and light ultra mobile PC, which looks and performs better than some of its rivals.
5 von 5, Verarbeitung gut, Leistung exzellent
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 95% workmanship: 80%
80% MSI Wind - Windows XP Edition
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There's a lot to like about the MSI Wind. It's a great design and benefits from an excellent keyboard and screen, but it's let down by battery life that cannot compete with the Eee PC 901 and undercut by a re-branded version, making you think twice. 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.
(von 10): 8, Ausstattung 8, Leistung 8
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
83% MSI Wind U100
Source: Mobile Computer English
If you’ve been holding off buying a netbook until the dust has settled, the good news is that you can reach for your credit card now. Though not quite as faithful a netbook as the Acer Aspire One or Eee PC 701, the MSI Wind takes extends the idea to its sensible limit, though the cheaper, rebadged Advent 4211 is better value.
5 von 6, Display gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% display: 80% mobility: 40%
88% MSI Wind review
Source: CNet English
The MSI Wind is arguably the best netbook on the market. It's stylish, it's easy to type on and it's quick. The wireless connectivity could have been better and the standard battery life is relatively poor, but these are issues you can get around. With that in mind, this device comes highly recommended.
8.8 von 10, Display gut, Preis gut, Mobilität schlecht, Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 40%
83% MSI Wind U100
Source: PC Pro English
So, the Wind is, in the main, the breath of fresh air we'd hoped for all along. It looks good, feels good and its ergonomics are by far the best of the mini-laptop bunch. 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.
5 von 6, Ergonomie sehr gut, Preis sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% ergonomy: 90%
95% MSI Wind Windows XP Edition sub-notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
With the competition largely failing to deliver, the Wind’s main rival remains the Asus Eee PC 901. As we mentioned in our review of the 901, the specifications and performance are very similar, and both machines have key advantages. If battery life tops your needs, the 901’s standard six-cell unit is likely to swing things in its favour. If outright battery life isn’t a factor, however, or you don’t mind shelling out for an optional six-cell battery, then the MSI is actually the better laptop. The keyboard is a lot more comfortable, with bigger keys and a more responsive action. It’s close then, but with quality, usability and one of the best screens also in its favour, we believe the MSI Wind is arguably the most complete sub-notebook currently available.
95%
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 95%
90% MSI Wind notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The MSI Wind takes everything Asus learnt from its first generation Eee PC and improves on it. If you're looking to use this machine for the daily commute, you may find it a little large but as a basic everyday machine it's simply fantastic.
9 von 10, Display sehr gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 90% mobility: 40%
90% MSI Wind 100
Source: Techradar English
The MSI Wind U100 is an impressive entry-level laptop. We never once felt as though compromises had been made. IT won't suit anyone looking for a powerhouse portable but if your needs are basic, writing emails and using the internet, or a word processor for the commute, this is as good as it currently gets.
(von 10): 9, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 8, Verarbeitung 8, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% MSI Wind (Windows XP)
Source: Laptop Mag English
If there were a Survivor: The Mini-Notebook series, and each of the ultra–low-cost notebooks were incrementally eliminated, the MSI Wind NB would be the one left standing. Unlike its competitors, the Wind NB offers the complete package, including an adult-size keyboard, a larger 10-inch screen, and a very capable Atom processor. This system’s solid performance, stellar 5-plus hours of battery life, and $499 price make it the best all-around mini-notebook to date.
4.5 von 5, Display gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80%
MSI Wind notebook starts the storm
Source: Fudzilla English
We believe that a lot of people who never had a notebook will consider buying Wind PC U100. It is small and light, it has all you need from a notebook and it is as mobile as it gets. The battery life is not great, but it is still within acceptable levels. The 80GB Western Digital drive really helps a lot and 1GB of memory is enough for just about anything a normal notebook user might need. Realtek W-LAN uses Windows W-LAN manager; that is a bit primitive, as it forces you to type the password twice but it works quite well. We do believe that W-LAN can and will get a bit faster, but at least it works stable in four W-LAN environments we tested. Plastic is the biggest minus, as it leaves greasy fingerprint trails all over the small and cute case, but it’s nothing that a nice wipeoff cannot solve. From a design point, MSI deserves 9.5 of 10. We showed the machine to a dozen computer enthusiasts and non-geeks, including a few girls, and they all agree that this notebook looks great.
Mobilität zufriedenstellend, Preis gut, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2008
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 50%
90% MSI Wind preview
Source: CNet English
This could be the best 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: 05/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 95% performance: 90% display: 80% ergonomy: 80%
MSI Wind U100-1616XP (Luxury) Netbook
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2009
Rating: mobility: 40% emissions: 90%
Atom-Netbooks im Test: MSI Wind U100 und EeePC 1000H
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2008
Rating: price: 50%
90% EeePC & Co. Spielzeug für Freaks?
Source: PC Praxis German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70%
Netbooks: klein, leicht - gut?
Source: Gamestar - 12/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 60%
74% Die Kleinen sind da
Source: Stiftung Warentest - 12/08 German
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 73% display: 87% mobility: 67% workmanship: 93% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 93%
Perlentaucher
Source: c't - 24/08 German
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 60%
80% Noch ein preiswerter Winzling
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 11-12/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 60% emissions: 80%
88% Net-Generation
Source: PC Games Hardware - 12/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
MSI Wind U100-1616XP Luxury Edition
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2008
Rating: price: 80% mobility: 80%
81% MSI Wind Netbook U100 – Kleiner Begleiter ganz groß
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 78% features: 79% display: 85% mobility: 95% workmanship: 65%
MSI Wind U100-1616XP weiß luxury
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70% emissions: 80%
90% MSI Wind U100-1616XP weiß luxury
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
77% Netbooks
Source: Chip.de - 11/08 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 80% performance: 98% features: 86% display: 94% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 100%
82% MSI Wind U100
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70%
72% Test: MSI Wind U100-1616XP (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 64% performance: 95% features: 79% display: 94% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 82%
80% Netbooks im ultimativen Praxis-Check
Source: e-media - 20/08 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
80% Minimania
Source: Connect - 10/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Klein, leicht, günstig
Source: c't - 18/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 08/15/2008
Rating: performance: 40% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 90%
MSI Wind U100
Source: SFT - 8/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: display: 80%
70% MSI Wind U100
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 70% mobility: 10% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
50% Test: MSI Wind U100 (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 80% performance: 31% features: 46% display: 79% mobility: 48% ergonomy: 66%
89% MSI Wind U100
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 89% performance: 40% mobility: 90% emissions: 80%
80% Un mes de MSI Wind. Probando Windows Vista.
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI Wind vs. Asus EeePC 900.
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 95%
80% MSI Wind U100
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
Recensione MSI Wind
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2008
80% Recensione Acer Aspire 5920G
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
80% Test: 9 netbooks
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% MSI Wind U100
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% mobility: 60%
MSI U100 Wind en Asus EeePC 901
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: display: 80%
89% Review MSI Wind U100
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 89%

 

MSI Wind U90X

Specifications

MSI Wind U90XNotebook: MSI Wind U90X
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 8.9 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 Wind (Series)
 Wind U90X (Model)

Average Score: 53.33% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

60% MSI Wind U90 review
Source: Techradar English
A strong choice, but bettered by PC World's larger, re-branded Advent. MSI made a large splash in the laptop market when it released the Wind U100, the first 10-inch netbook. 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. There's no denying that the MSI Wind U90 is an impressive netbook on its own merits, but when compared to the rebranded Advent 4211c, it fails to match up. You may well find therefore that you get more for your money by choosing PC World's option instead.
60, Preis 50
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50%
MSI Wind U90
Source: Inside HW English

We sad that U90 is almost identical to U100 model which means that some differences are present. Exclusion of Windows XP and smaller display are not enough to make a significant price and functional difference. Because of that U90 lacks also Bluetooth adapter. Other characteristics are identical to model U100 which can be sad for our impressions too. Keyboard is solid and the biggest flaw still remains: small touchpad - sometimes it is hard to locate keys that are below touchpad. With U90 you will get a bag that is, at our surprise, colored in white. Although it looks nice we got impression that black one would suite this model better and any stains would be less noticeable.


Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2008
Rating: display: 80%
50% MSI Wind U90X
Source: Laptop Mag English
The MSI Wind U90X’s keyboard is the largest and most comfortable of any 8.9-inch mini-notebook on the market, and we like its spacious hard drive. However, opting for the SUSE Linux operating system was a mistake, and therefore we don’t recommend the Wind U90X over the Acer Aspire one or the Dell Inspiron Mini 9. While its $369 price is appealing, only those willing to replace the SUSE OS with a version of Windows or another flavor of Linux will find the Wind U90X to be a decent 8.9-inch netbook.
2.5 von 5, Emissionen gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% mobility: 40% emissions: 80%
50% Review MSI Wind U90
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 50%

 

MSI Wind U120

Specifications

MSI Wind U120Notebook: MSI Wind U120
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.2 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 Wind (Series)
 Wind U120 (Model)

Average Score: 72.25% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

MSI Wind U120H
Source: Netbookboards English
From a strictly technical perspective, the MSI Wind NB U120H is a welcome update to a successful formula. Nothing has really suffered in this version, and anyone who purchases the netbook will be happy with it. The real problem here is money. Sure, they added 3.5G, but they also added to the price tag. 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. Considering that the Wind U100 only costs $350 at Best Buy right now, I doubt it will be worth it to consumers to spend $250 more just for mobile connectivity.

Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 40%
60% MSI Wind U120 10-inch Netbook Subnotebook Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The MSI Wind U120 isn't so much as an upgraded 10-inch netbook from the company but more of a redesign. The case has more squared corners and mixed color scheme that give it a sleek design. Many of the features remain the same though including the very well designed keyboard that is comfortable to use. The main purpose of the redesign was to reduce costs and the Wind U120 is very affordable, but that price also comes with RAM that can't be upgraded and a battery life that is on the lower end of six cell netbook models.
60, Preis 90, Mobilität 40
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 90% mobility: 40%
70% MSI Wind U120
Source: Laptop Mag English
An update to the original MSI Wind, the U120 boasts a snazzier chassis and an aggressive price—but the competition has caught up. MSI skyrocketed to the top of the mini-notebook field last June when netbooks with 10-inch displays were rare and when no other netbook, regardless of size, could tout more than five hours of battery life. The MSI Wind U120 is a solid netbook with a comfortable keyboard and a more stylish design than its predecessor. It’s also more aggressively priced. At $379, the U120 costs $70 less than the U100. However, the older U100 lasts 45 minutes longer on a charge, and both the Samsung NC10 ($449) and the HP Mini 2140 ($529) last more than 2 hours longer, although both systems are more expensive. If you care more about price than endurance, then the U120 is worth considering.
70, Preis 80, Leistung 80, Mobilität 50
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 50%
76% MSI Wind with HSDPA: the netbook for 2009?
Source: Hexus English
Built firmly on the foundations laid down by the original Wind, MSI's new netbook baby, the Wind U120H, is more of the same, but with a slight twist. Everything that was good about the erstwhile MSI netbook standard-bearer is here too, including super-bright screen, decent keyboard and above-average build quality. MSI adds to this by including an HSDPA card, internally, that when paired with an appropriate SIM, provides go-anywhere connectivity. The Wind U120H represents a minor update from the incumbent. It's better in some ways (HSDPA) but not as good in some (lack of RAM expandability), but choice is always a good thing for the consumer.
76%, Display gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% display: 80% mobility: 80%
76% MSI Wind U110 Eco Luxury im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70% performance: 68% features: 52% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 70%
83% Vergleichstest
Source: Computerbild - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 90% performance: 74% features: 81% display: 90% ergonomy: 81% emissions: 97%
53% MSI Wind U120-1616UXP
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 53% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 35% mobility: 28% ergonomy: 58%
Klein, bunt, mobil
Source: c't - 3/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: performance: 40% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
90% MSI Wind U120
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
70% Review MSI Wind U120
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

MSI Wind U115

Specifications

MSI Wind U115Notebook: MSI Wind U115
Processor: Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 10.0 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 Wind (Series)

Average Score: 78.93% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 18 reviews)

 

80% MSI Wind U115 review
Source: PC Advisor English
It has a very long battery life, 802.11n wireless networking (Ralink 1t2r), Intel GMA 500 graphics, and two storage devices: a solid-state drive and a conventional spinning hard drive. As far as netbooks go, the MSI Wind U115 is a very interesting proposition but it's not without its problems. For travellers — or anyone who wants to work for long periods of time away from a power outlet — the MSI Wind U115 is perfect. Its battery life is the longest we've seen in an Intel Atom-based netbook, lasting well over five hours. We also like the inclusion of an SSD drive, but we wish it had a larger storage capacity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI Wind U115 Hybrid netbook tested
Source: Fudzilla English
MSI Wind U115 Hybrid is a netbook that you’ll instantly like, most of all for its battery life lasting anywhere from 5 to 11 hours, depending on the workload. MSI Wind U115 seems perfect for work on long journeys or a day on the beach. Despite its small form factor that might discourage anyone from typing, U115’s keyboard is large enough to provide comfortable work even after a few hours of typing. 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. Unfortunately, SSD pricing is still pretty high, so the U115 comes with only an 8GB SSD.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2009
Rating: mobility: 90%
80% MSI Wind U115 Hybrid review
Source: Techradar English
  MSI Wind U115 Hybrid brings both speed and size to netbook storage. MSI's Wind netbooks have been well received and extensively rebranded by many manufacturers, including Medion and Advent. MSI now brings unique storage and outstanding mobility with its own-brand Wind U115 Hybrid. With its unique storage and exceptional mobility, the Wind U115 Hybrid is one of the best netbooks around. Its high-price is off-putting though, so carefully consider your needs and budget.
80
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% MSI Wind U115 Hybrid review
Source: CNet English
  The MSI Wind U115 Hybrid has a good screen, relatively spacious keyboard and amazing battery life, thanks to its SSD and HDD combination. But, given its tired-looking design and rather average performance in areas other than battery life, we're not sure it's worth the £150 premium over most other netbooks.
70
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
57% MSI Wind U115 Hybrid
Source: Computer Shopper English
Taking a cue from automakers, MSI has created the industry's first hybrid netbook. Like a Honda Prius, the MSI Wind U115 Hybrid aims to run longer by pairing a power-saving technology with a traditional one—in this case, a solid-state drive (SSD) and a standard hard drive. It's an interesting idea, but the results are mixed. While the battery life ranges from excellent to out-of-this-world, overall performance is just average. What's more, we encountered a few technical glitches that made for a frustrating experience. Though its stellar battery life will appeal to road warriors, the pricey, bulky MSI Wind U115 Hybrid suffers from a few debilitating flaws that are hard to overlook.

57
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 57%
80% MSI Wind U115 Hybrid notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
All of which was not as good as MSI claims, but it’s still a worthy operational duration for a computer of this nature. We like the concept behind the Eco mode with its dual hard drives, only it wasn’t as easy to invoke. The only way of enabling this feature was from a Function Key, where as soon as the computer was rebooted all the settings were lost. Seeing as Windows does like a reboot every now and then, this could be bothersome in the long run. A better idea would be to use or run all this from a profile, which is sadly missing here and very much needed we feel.

80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% MSI Wind U115-025UK- 10in Hybrid Netbook Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Innovation can be a double-edged sword. 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! MSI should be praised for the idea of a hybrid netbook and the battery life results demonstrate that this part of the U115 is a success. However, despite a decent feature set, £450 is far too much to ask for an otherwise uninspiring netbook.
60, Preis 40, Leistung 90, Ausstattung 90
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 90% features: 90%
80% MSI Wind U115 Hybrid
Source: Reg Hardware English
There's no denying that the U115 offers extraordinarily long battery life and its performance scores are up there with some of the best SCCs we've seen. The combination of both SSD and HDD in one unit is a clever trick, so you can use each storage medium for what it does best. The big problem with the U115, though, is its price. Even if it was just £50 cheaper, it'd be much more compelling. It doesn't have the looks to pull off a premium price tag and although it's a good performer, it's verging into traditional laptop territory.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
74% Netbook MSI Wind U115 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 70% performance: 77% features: 63% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 69%
100% Hybridantrieb
Source: PC Magazin - 9/09 German
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 100%
88% MSI Wind U115 Hybrid Luxury
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 37% display: 88% mobility: 96% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 90%
Ohne Netzteil durch den Tag
Source: c't - 14/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: performance: 30% display: 80% mobility: 90% emissions: 80%
76% MSI Wind U115 Hybrid
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 60% features: 80% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 60%
96% Zwergen-Parade
Source: SFT - 6/09 German
Comparison, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 96%
74% MSI Wind U115-Z53168XP (Netbook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 80% performance: 41% features: 76% display: 100% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 64%
90% MSI Wind U115 Hybrid Luxury
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Recensione MSI Wind U115 Hybrid
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
79% MSI Wind U115
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 62% mobility: 91% ergonomy: 90%

 

MSI Wind U120H

Specifications

MSI Wind U120HNotebook: MSI Wind U120H
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.0 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 Wind (Series)

Average Score: 81.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

90% MSI Wind U120H netbook takes on 3G, 6-cell battery
Source: PC Authority English
The netbook market is now a year old, and it's worth reflecting on how things have changed over that time, particularly when it comes to considering a refresh of one of our favourites from last years crop of netbook models: the MSI Wind. While the design and features don't look as cutting edge as they once did, this is still a great netbook, and if you're after an all-in-one solution, it looks like a good option.
90
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% MSI Wind U120H Netbook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
75% Wind U120H in prova
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%

 

MSI Wind Top AE1900

Specifications

MSI Wind Top AE1900Notebook: MSI Wind Top AE1900
Processor: Intel Atom 230
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 18.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 4.75kg
Price: 450 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 Wind (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% MSI Wind Top AE1900 touchscreen all-in-one PC
Source: Reg Hardware English
All-in-one PCs have been around for ages and it’s not hard to understand their appeal. They feature the wire-free tidiness of a laptop, combined with the big screen of a desktop PC. The concept sustains many admirers, with Apple’s iMac range doing very well indeed with just such a form factor. This AE1900 is an attractively designed touchscreen PC, which is easy to use and looks good to boot. However, it’s not really powerful enough for heavy duty computing or gaming and the screen resolution is quite low. It’s also running XP Home, which means no Media Center and no free upgrade to Windows 7.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI Wind Top AE1900 Touch
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2009
Rating: price: 60%

 

MSI Wind U123

Specifications

MSI Wind U123Notebook: MSI Wind U123
Processor: Intel Atom N280
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.0 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.35kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 Wind (Series)

Average Score: 76.5% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

90% MSI Wind U123
Source: Maximum PC English
The Wind U123 brings a lot of muscle to the netbook arena: It’s slightly faster and has a much longer battery life than any we’ve previously tested, though the nine-cell battery adds bulk to the otherwise sleek netbook. And the bright screen is sure to win fans. But there are certainly netbooks out there that are lighter, easier to upgrade, and offer similar performance, even if they can’t quite match the battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% MSI Wind U123-003US Review
Source: Digital Trends English
MSI’s Wind U123 is a solid value. It’s not the fastest netbook we’ve tested or the lightest one we’ve hefted, but its specs are definitely respectable and it boasts a number of excellent features, including a bright and gorgeous display. The oversized battery adds a lot of bulk to the package, but you’ll forget about that the first time you’re able to work an entire day without having to plug into an AC outlet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% MSI Wind U123-019US 10.2-inch Netbook Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The MSI Wind U123 is essentially a slightly modified version of their U120 netbook. It shares the same exterior appearance, keyboard and trackpad design. The biggest difference is a move to a slightly faster Atom N280 processor and a 802.11n compatible wireless. While some models of the U123 comes with a 9-cell battery, the U123-019US uses a 6-cell battery which results in a below average running time compared to similarly netbooks. Still, at just $350, it is a very affordable netbook considering some of its features.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% MSI Wind U123 review
Source: PC Advisor English
It's been a year since the MSI Wind U100, the "big" sibling to the MSI Wind U123, came out - and the similarities between the two netbooks are eerie. In the end, the MSI Wind U123 will receive compliments on its sleek looks from coffee-shop hipsters. After all, the U123's exterior is eye-catching - even sexy, considering the glossy deep-blue finish of our review model. Look a little closer, however, and this netbook rates as fairly average.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
71% MSI Wind U123-003US
Source: PC World English
In the end, the MSI Wind U123 will receive compliments on its sleek looks from coffee-shop hipsters. After all, the U123's exterior is eye-catching--even sexy, considering the glossy deep-blue finish of our review model. Look a little closer, however, and this netbook rates as fairly average. In fact, the identically priced Toshiba NB205-310 is equally attractive and offers an impressive number of unique features, and it lasted more than twice as long as the U123 did in our tests. You just won't be able to run OS X on the Toshiba--if that matters to you at all.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 71% features: 68%
60% MSI Wind U123 (003US)
Source: PC Mag English
 

The original MSI Wind burst onto the scene in spectacular fashion, nabbing the first-ever Editors' Choice in the netbook category. Of course, it helped that this fledgling field wasn't the mob scene it is today. The Wind U123 (003US) ($385 street) is a nice follow-up, and it's full of life—battery life, that is. Its 87Wh battery is the biggest battery yet found on a netbook, though it was added at the expense of making this model look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame (though the hump is on the bottom). Overall the U123 could use more of a lift, as its performance scores fell well short of the competition, and everything else is just middle of the road. The only differentiating feature in the MSI Wind U123 (003US) netbook is the humongous battery, which sticks out like a sore thumb.


60
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
86% MSI Wind U123
Source: Computer Shopper English
At first glance, the MSI Wind U123 looks to be just a restyled update of the Wind U100, a 2008 model that was one of the first 10.2-inch netbooks. Most of the changes are appreciated but not spectacular: The MSI Wind U123 sports a restyled chassis, as well as the slightly faster Intel Atom N280 processor that was introduced on the Asus Eee PC 1000HE. Though most of the MSI Wind U123's specs follow the standard netbook formula, its incredible battery life makes it a standout.
86
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 86%
80% MSI Wind U123
Source: Laptop Mag English
MSI’s latest netbook packs a slightly faster Atom processor and a nine-cell battery that outruns the competition. For just $379, the MSI Wind U123 offers good performance for a netbook and more than 8 hours of endurance. While the similarly configured ASUS Eee PC 1000HE ($399) and Samsung N110 ($469) have more comfortable touchpads and slightly better keyboards, the MSI Wind offers a complete package for a very competitive price.
80, Preis 80, Leistung 80, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
88% Note- oder Netbook?
Source: PC Praxis - 10/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 70%
80% MSI Wind U123H teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI Wind U110

Specifications

MSI Wind U110Notebook: MSI Wind U110
Processor: Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.0 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 Wind (Series)

Average Score: 77.17% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

60% MSI Wind U110
Source: Laptop Mag English
This netbook’s 12+ hours of battery life is impressive, but the competition offers better designs. The MSI Wind U110 is longest running netbook yet, but it’s design is stuck in the past. At $429, the U110 is $30 more expensive than the Ion-powered HP Mini 311, which offers better graphics and a larger screen (but less than half the battery life) and the Toshiba mini NB205 (N330BL), which has a better design, keyboard, and touchpad (but over 3 hours less juice). The Wind U110’s epic endurance is an impressive feat, but its tradeoffs are too numerous to ignore.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% MSI Wind U110 Z5316XP Eco
Source: Com! - 10/09 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80%
51% Gute Notebooks bis 500 Euro
Source: c't - 8/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 51% price: 70% performance: 12% features: 33% display: 50% mobility: 89% ergonomy: 64%
90% MSI Wind U110-Z5316XP Eco Luxury
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Netbooks in freier Wildbahn
Source: e-media - 10/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 40% ergonomy: 80%
92% Die Netbook-Abzockfalle
Source: PC Praxis - 6/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 70%

 

MSI Wind U115

Specifications

MSI Wind U115Notebook: MSI Wind U115
Processor: Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Display: 10.2 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.31kg
Price: 499 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 Wind (Series)

 

87% Review MSI Wind U115 Hybrid Luxury Netbook | Notebookcheck
The Long-Distance Runner. The Wind U115 Luxury is a netbook alternative from MSI, which attracts attention especially due to its built-in components and a promised long-life battery. An Intel Atom Z530 CPU, an Intel Poulsbo chip set with a GMA500 graphic chip set and a built-in SSD memory unit in addition to the hard disk is supposed to bridle the energy requirement especially effectively in mobile mode. If this works is shown in the following test...
MSI Wind U115 Hybrid
Source: Netbookchoice English
The MSI Wind U115 has so many things going for it. The netbook has by far the best battery times seen in a netbook so far, a solid and comfortable keyboard, a great matte display, as well as a fully featured spec-sheet. The U115 wraps all of this up in a chassis no bigger or heavier than other 10-inch netbooks running with 6-cell batteries. In fact, we have to commend the MSI engineers for packing in so much tech and keeping it all running very cool and quiet.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/27/2009
Rating: features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% emissions: 90%

 

Comment

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500: Integrated (onboard) graphics chip on the UL11L, US15L, and US15W chipsets with a licensed PowerVR SGX core. DirectX 10.1 support but because of low clock rates (100-200 MHz UL11L - US15) and only 4 shaders not suited for 3D games. The integrated video decoder accelerates the playback of HD videos (MPEG2, VC-1, AVC).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

Z530:

Power saving version of the Atom N270 with additional Virtualization Support and more power saving techniques. The performance is equal to the N270 and therefore only suited for basic tasks.

N270:

Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.

230: For Nettops (small desktops) intended Intel Atom processor with reduced power saving features (e.g. no speedstep) and a higher TDP rating than the similar Atom N270. 

N280:

Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors. Compared to the N270, the N280 is only minimally higher clocked and offers a higher FSB.


8.9: This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.

10.0: The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions.

10.1: The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions.

10.2: The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

4.75 kg:

This laptop is heavy. Especially desktop replacements with 19 inch display fit in this class of weight. This class is too heavy, even for 17 inch DTR.


78.73%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10-25 (Update: 2012-07-18)