MSI Wind U100 Plus
SpecificationsNotebook: MSI Wind U100 Plus
Processor: Intel Atom N280
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.0 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Price: 400 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Wind U100 Plus
Source: IT Reviews
Unless you've been living 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 WiFi), you must have heard of the U100 Wind netbook from MSI: not only the company's first, but also the first netbook to spawn a 10-inch screen and probably the most rebadged netbook in existence. 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. But if you are still toying with the idea of getting a netbook, then MSI's Wind Plus should be high on your list of possibles.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Connect - 10/10
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 100% ergonomy: 60%
Source: PC Masters DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: PC Praxis - 1/2010
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 90%
Source: Computerbild - 26/2009
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% performance: 72% features: 80% display: 85% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 99%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/13/2009
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 60%
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).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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).
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.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
The screen diagonal is used for small tablets.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
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.
73.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.