MSI Wind U110

Specifications

MSI Wind U110Notebook: MSI Wind U110 (Wind Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.0 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 77.17% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 31%, features: 32%, display: 80% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 65%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Wind U110

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

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).

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

» 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.

» 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.


1.1 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


77.17%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» MSI Wind U100 Plus
Atom N280, 1 kg
» Viewsonic VNB101
Atom N280, 1.1 kg
» Hannspree Hannsnote
Atom N270, 1.4 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, 2009-06-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)