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MSI Wind U100 Plus

Specifications

MSI Wind U100 PlusNotebook: MSI Wind U100 Plus
Processor: Intel Atom N280
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.0 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 73.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 77%, features: 87%, display: 85% mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 99%

Reviews for the MSI Wind U100 Plus

80% MSI - MSI Wind U100 Plus review
Source: IT Reviews English
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%

Foreign Reviews

80% Konterrevolution
Source: Connect - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 100% ergonomy: 60%
MSI Wind U100 1616XP Luxury
Source: PC Masters German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
84% XP oder Win7? Netbooks im Test
Source: PC Praxis - 1/2010 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 90%
50% Schneewittchen und die 7-Zwerge
Source: Computerbild - 26/2009 German
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 40% performance: 72% features: 80% display: 85% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 99%
MSI lance une version Plus de son netbook... un très léger plus
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/13/2009
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 60%

Comment

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.

» 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).


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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. » 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.


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.

MSI reviews


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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Viewsonic VNB101
Atom N280, 1.1 kg
» Hannspree Hannsnote
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» MSI Wind U110
Atom Z530, 1.1 kg
» MSI Wind U123
Atom N280, 1.35 kg
» Asus EeePC 1002HAE
Atom N280, 1.2 kg
» MSI Wind U120H
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» OCZ Neutrino 10
Atom N270, 1.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Netbook Navigator Nav 9 Slate PC
Atom N280, 8.9", 0.9 kg
» Asus Eee PC MK90
Atom N270, 8.9", 1.1 kg
» HP Mini 311-1160LA
Atom N270, 11.6", 1.6 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP119KJ
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.65 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.4 kg
» Samsung N135-JA01NL
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-12R
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.4 kg
» Champion Champ Slim 13160
Atom N280, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Asus UL50AT
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Simmtronics Simmbook
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1201NL
Atom N270, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Toshiba NB200-131
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.18 kg
» Samsung NB30
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Elonex Sliver
Atom N270, 12.0", 1.6 kg
» Toshiba NB200-11M
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1R
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCY115FX/BI
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Olive Zipbook X107H
Atom N270, 10.2", 1.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-10-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)