MSI Wind U110
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 500 euro
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Wind U110
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
Source: Com! - 10/09
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80%
Source: c't - 8/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 51% price: 70% performance: 12% features: 33% display: 50% mobility: 89% ergonomy: 64%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: e-media - 10/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 40% ergonomy: 80%
Source: PC Praxis - 6/09
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 70%
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 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.
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.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
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.