MSI Wind U135 Series

MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7Processor: Intel Atom N450, Intel Atom N455, Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.0 inch, 10.1 inch
Weight: 1.2kg, 1.25kg, 1.27kg, 1.3kg
Price: 300, 350 euro
Average Score: 78.17% - good
Average of 30 scores (from 41 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 63%, features: 63%, display: 73%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 85%

 

MSI Wind U135

Specifications

MSI Wind U135Notebook: MSI Wind U135
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.27kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 77.35% - good
Average of 26 scores (from 36 reviews)

 

86% Review MSI Wind U135 Netbook | Notebookcheck
UpWind? The Wind models were counted to the pioneers of the unyielding netbook trend, beside the Eee PCs from Asus. It's no wonder then, that MSI offers fitting models a short time after the release of Intel's Pine Trail platform. The Wind U135 presents itself as a classic plain netbook at an especially attractive price. The netbook is allegedly available for starting at 299 euro.
MSI U135 Mini Laptop Review
Source: Laptop Logic English
Affordable netbooks cannot get any cheaper than the MSI range of mini laptops. The new MSI U135 is a 10 inch laptop that replaces their older 10’ inch laptop series. Though the dimension remain the same, the newest features include an Intel’s Atom N450 1.66GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 160GB of hard disk space. Due to the efficient, low power consuming atom processor, the battery life for this laptop is above average and is impressive for true mobility.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/21/2011
MSI Wind U135, the chunkier netbook cousin to the Asus 1005PE
Source: PC Authority English
The MSI U135 is one of the cheapest options here, so if the screen, camera or card reader appeal it's still worth considering. But, if you don't need those particular features, the Asus 1005PE offers longer battery life and a more stable design at a similar price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/24/2010
Rating: price: 60% performance: 40% features: 40% mobility: 80%
MSI Wind U135 review
Source: Liliputing English
The MSI Wind U135 usually costs about $330 and it’s a good value at that price. But at $305 the netbook is even more attractive. It combines a good keyboard with Intel’s Atom N450 processor which offers more than enough power for casual computer users who don’t need to watch HD video or edit enormous images in Photoshop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80%
83% MSI Wind U135
Source: Mobile Computer English
The MSI Wind has been one of our favourite netbooks since we first saw the Wind U100 back in 2008. Two years on and MSI hasn’t messed with the formula too much for the new Wind U135 and with the lid closed, you can’t tell the two models apart. The MSI Wind U135 is a solid, long-lasting netbook, but it doesn’t make quite the same impact as the original U100 did and equally excellent models are available for less.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
90% MSI Wind U135 Review
Source: Netbookchoice English
The MSI Wind U135 certainly has its flaws. We don’t like the fact that MSI still doesn’t trust its consumers to swap out the RAM module or hard drive without voiding the warranty. Most other manufacturers provide access panels to make this easy, yet MSI still don’t want you meddling inside the system. This means you’re stuck with 1GB RAM and a HDD unless you’re not bothered about the warranty. Since many consumers like to upgrade RAM or install a SDD into their netbooks I really hope this is a stance that MSI changes soon.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% MSI Wind U135 review
Source: Techradar English
The flood of netbooks appearing on the market is showing no signs of abating and the MSI U135 is one of the latest. With a new Atom at its heart, the new Wind U135 netbook packs in the features. The MSI Wind U135 is a good netbook that ticks all the right boxes, with very little to fault. If you are in the market for a new machine, this is certainly worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% MSI Wind U135 notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Using the MSI Wind U135 is a pleasure when it comes to typing, except for the irritation of that small right-hand shift key - we often found we hit the neighbouring up arrow, moving the cursor into the line above when typing. Still, we otherwise appreciate the quality of the keyboard given that this is a relatively affordable device. Poor sound is a bit of a surprise, detracting from what are otherwise fairly typical specs for a standard netbook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% MSI Wind U135-205US 10-inch Netbook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
MSI's Wind U135 may be a very affordable netbook using the new Intel Atom N450 processor, GMA 3150 graphics, Windows 7 Starter OS and a sizable hard drive but the system has enough quirks that leave it a step behind the competition. The biggest problem is with the battery life that is well below other netbooks in this class with six-cell batteries. This may not be a huge factor for those on tight budgets but something to consider.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
73% MSI Wind U135 review
Source: CNet English
The MSI Wind series is well established as one of the finest, most progressive netbook ranges in the industry. The MSI Wind U135, like the rest of the netbooks in the Wind series, doesn't disappoint. Despite its relatively mediocre performance, it's the sort of netbook that's perfectly usable on a day-to-day basis, thanks to its excellent keyboard and lengthy battery life
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 73%
90% MSI Wind U135 Netbook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
If you're just now starting to look for a netbook, however, the U135 will serve your needs well. It won't blow away any expectations, but it probably won't let you down, either. The real questions are whether you should wait for a netbook with USB 3.0 and / or Bluetooth 3.0, or whether you should look into getting into another class of device entirely. The tablet is poised to take off this year according to some, and while an on-screen keyboard definitely isn't ideal, neither is a cramped one that's shoved into the frame of a 10" netbook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% display: 40% mobility: 80% emissions: 90%
80% Review: MSI Wind U135 netbook
Source: V3.co.uk English
MSI's Wind U135 is a middle-of-the-road notebook encompassing the latest technology from Intel in a stylish design. The problem is that the U135 is usurped by its little sibling, the U130. If you want a fancy exterior the U135 is great but, given the lack of technical differences between the two, we'd recommend saving the £50 and going for the U130
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: MSI Wind U135 netbook
Source: Channel Web English
MSI's Wind U135 is a middle-of-the-road notebook encompassing the latest technology from Intel in a stylish design. The problem is that the U135 is usurped by its little sibling, the U130. If you want a fancy exterior the U135 is great but, given the lack of technical differences between the two, we'd recommend saving the £50 and going for the U130.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: MSI Wind U135 netbook
Source: Computing English
MSI's Wind U135 is a middle-of-the-road notebook encompassing the latest technology from Intel in a stylish design. The problem is that the U135 is usurped by its little sibling, the U130. If you want a fancy exterior the U135 is great but, given the lack of technical differences between the two, we'd recommend saving the £50 and going for the U130.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI Wind Millions Special Edition U135 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The MSI Wind Millions Special Edition U135 is a sleek and comfortable MSI netbook that commemorates worldwide sales of more than 1 million MSI Wind laptops. The MSI Wind Millions Special Edition U135 is a netbook that looks good and is comfortable to use. It has a balance issue that we've seen in previous Wind netbooks, but we like the U135's build quality, design and features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% MSI Wind Millions Special Edition U135 netbook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
MSI has released the Wind Millions Special Edition U135 to celebrate the sale of more than 1 million Wind netbooks worldwide. MSI's Wind Millions Special Edition U135 is a netbook that looks good and is comfortable to use. It has a balance issue that we've seen in previous Wind netbooks, but we like the U135's build quality, design and features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
MSI Wind U135 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The MSI Wind U135 fell short compared to the competition in terms of software support and battery life. Out of the box the U135 was missing any sort of touchpad software--including on the restore partition--greatly reducing the features. We later found the drivers included on the MSI support website, which brought multi-touch options, as well as simple features like scrolling.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: mobility: 40%
79% MSI Wind U135
Source: Computer Shopper English
A new crop of netbooks has sprung up around Intel’s Pine Trail platform. We've got more about what Pine Trail actually is later in this review, but the important part: We've found that Pine Trail netbooks perform about as well as previous-generation $500 netbooks while costing approximately $100 to $150 less and demonstrating above-average battery life. Built around Intel’s latest Atom platform, this budget netbook performs similarly to its competition, though the battery life is shorter. (On the plus side, though, its keyboard is sturdier.)
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 79%
80% MSI Wind U135
Source: Digital Versus English
MSI is migrating its collection of netbooks over to Intel's Pine Trail platform, with the aim of using less energy and providing even longer battery life. MSI has rejuvenated its Wind U100 with this Wind U135. It's a shame that the transformation has involved so much glossy plastic, but it's still a worthwhile netbook, with a great screen and a keyboard and touchpad that are comfortable to use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% MSI Wind U135
Source: Laptop Mag English

The MSI Wind U135 looks and performs well for a netbook, keeping pace with its competitors. Its price of $329 also makes it less expensive than the ASUS 1005PE ($379) and even the budget conscious Samsung N130 ($349). However, battery life takes a step back, especially considering that the Atom N450 is supposed to offer greater endurance than the previous generation of Atom chips. If you can swing the extra $50, we recommend the ASUS Eee PC 1005PE and its 5 extra hours of work and play time. But, if you’re really watching the bottom line, the U135 is worth a look.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Das zweite Atom-Zeitalter
Source: c't - 8/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: performance: 35% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 80%
80% Pine Trail zum Ersten
Source: Mobile News - 1/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% TEST: Netbook MSI U135
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% MSI Wind U135 im Test
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 90%
MSI Wind U135
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2010
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
Netbooks unter 350 Euro
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2010
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 70%
92% Wind U135 im Test: Das neueste Netbook von MSI
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Test MSI Wind U135 - Netbook mit Atom N450
Source: Tecchannel - 3/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: price: 70% display: 70% mobility: 40%
90% Marathon-Netbooks
Source: PC Games Hardware - 3/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80%
60% MSI U135
Source: PC Magazin - 3/10 German
Single Review, , Short, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
76% MSI Wind U135-4516W7S - Frisches Netbook mit Pine-Trail
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 43% features: 79% display: 75% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
MSI Wind U135 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2010
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
80% MSI Wind U135-4515W7S
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 30% display: 70% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
72% MSI Wind U135
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70%
86% Test MSI Wind U135 Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 50% display: 85% mobility: 96% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 86%
MSI Wind U135
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: performance: 70% mobility: 80% emissions: 80%
60% MSI Wind U135 : un netbook au souffle court !
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

MSI Wind U135-4515W7S

Specifications

MSI Wind U135-4515W7SNotebook: MSI Wind U135-4515W7S
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.0 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

86% Test: MSI Wind U135-4515W7S
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 76% display: 82% mobility: 94% emissions: 90%
82% Netbooks 2.0: Neu, aber lahm
Source: PC Praxis - 4/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 70%

 

MSI Wind U135DX

Specifications

MSI Wind U135DXNotebook: MSI Wind U135DX
Processor: Intel Atom N455
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

 

Обзор нетбука MSI Wind U135DX: не только Windows
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2011

 

MSI Wind U135DX-2250

Specifications

MSI Wind U135DX-2250Notebook: MSI Wind U135DX-2250
Processor: Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.25kg
Price: 350 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% MSI Wind U135DX-2250
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7

Specifications

MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7Notebook: MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7
Processor: Intel Atom N455
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 300 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

 

MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7S
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2011
Rating: performance: 60% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%

 

Comment

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.

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These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

» 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).

N450:

Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.

N455: Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated DDR3 memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.

N550: Dual core Atom with a TDP of only 8.5 Watt. Because of the slow clock speed of 1.5 GHz it may be sometimes even slower than a N465 Atom CPU.


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.

10.1: 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.


1.2 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.

1.3 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


78.17%: 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.

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba NB520-10P
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» HP Compaq Mini CQ10-688NR
Atom N455, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10U
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101H-WHI024G
Atom N455, 1 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM4UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte T1005M-CF1
Atom N550, 1.5 kg
» Samsung NS310
Atom N550, 1 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S100
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC R011PX
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC10-JP05DE
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung N148-DP05IN
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-A03
Atom N570, 1.2 kg
» Gateway LT2085u
Atom N570, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101-WHI018G
Atom N435, 0.9 kg
» HP Mini 210-3022sf
Atom N570, 1.35 kg
» Gigabyte S1080
Atom N570, 0.85 kg
» Acer Aspire One Happy 2
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NC210-A01PL
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257-N57DQrr
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 110-3652sf
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NS310-A01UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10H
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Medion Akoya E1228
Atom N570, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC210-A02FR
Atom N550, 1.2 kg
» Advent Zuni
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM1UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 210-2290sf
Atom N550, 1.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-03-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)