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MSI Wind U115

Specifications

MSI Wind U115
MSI Wind U115 (Wind Series)
Processor
Intel Atom Z530 1.6 GHz
Graphics adapter
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Core: 200 MHz, shared memory, igxprd32 6.14.10.1096/XP
Memory
1024 MB 
, DDR2 533 Mhz, maximum 2048 MB, 1 slot
Display
10.2 inch 16:10, 1024x600 pixel, Screen HSD03E9, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel US15W (Poulsbo)
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD1600BEVT, 160 GB 
, 5400 rpm, + 8GB SSD PATA ZIF Modul
Soundcard
Intel Poulsbo - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Microphone, Headphones, Card Reader: 4-in-1, SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro
Networking
10/100 MBit Lan Adapter (10/100MBit), Ralink 1T2R Mini Card (b/g/n), Bluetooth Toshiba 2.0+EDR
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 31.5 x 260 x 180 ( = 1.24 x 10.24 x 7.09 in)
Battery
57 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6-cell, 5200 mAh, 11,1V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Home 32 Bit
Additional features
Case, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.31 kg ( = 46.21 oz / 2.89 pounds), Power Supply: 310 g ( = 10.93 oz / 0.68 pounds)
Price
499 Euro

 

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 31%, features: 77%, display: 87% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the MSI Wind U115

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

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).

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).


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.


10.2":

This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

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.


1.31 kg:

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.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers. The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests (as of 2016).


87%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z520, 1.7 kg
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z530, 1.233 kg
Dell Inspiron Mini 10
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z530, 1.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Sony Vaio VGN-P35GK/W
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Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1E/D
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-P11S1R/B
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.61 kg
Sony Vaio VPCP111KX/G
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.6 kg
Sony Vaio VPCP11S1R/G
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.65 kg
Sony Vaio VPCP115KG
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
Sony Vaio VPCP113KX
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.6 kg
Sony Vaio VPCP11S1E
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.6 kg
Asus Eee PC 1201HA
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z520, 12.1", 1.4 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-P31ZK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z540, 8.0", 0.7 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook UH900
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z530, 5.6", 0.5 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-X113KGB
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z540, 11.1", 0.7 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-X11Z1E/X
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.7 kg
Sony Vaio VPC-X115KX/N
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z550, 11.1", 0.7 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-P13GH/Q
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.62 kg
Asus Eee PC 1101HA
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z520, 11.6", 1.35 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-P11Z/Q
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.6 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-P21Z
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.61 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-P588E
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.65 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-P19WN/Q
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.7 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-P530H/R
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z520, 8.0", 0.7 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-P19VN/Q
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.6 kg

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MSI Wind U180
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650, Atom N2800, 10.1", 1.2 kg
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N455, 10.1", 1.3 kg
Current Prices

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-28 (Update: 2012-05-26)