MSI Wind U160-007US

Specifications

MSI Wind U160-007USNotebook: MSI Wind U160-007US (Wind U160 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.0 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 69% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: 90%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Wind U160-007US

78% MSI Wind U160-007US
Source: CNet English
Basic Netbooks are a fairly simple formula to pull off. Combine an Intel Atom 450 processor, 1GB of RAM, Windows 7 Starter, and a 250GB hard drive, and you've got any of an army of products from Asus, Acer, HP, and others. The basic-as-it-gets MSI Wind U160-007US is a leader in battery life, but shouldn't cost $80 more than comparable systems.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 90%
60% MSI Wind U160-007US
Source: PC Mag English
Netbook manufacturers are finding it hard to offer netbooks with the kind of top-of-the-line components and features you see in its laptop brethren, especially when they're constrained by price. The MSI Wind U160-007US ($380 street) distinguishes itself with a big battery that delivered almost 9 hours of battery life. But other than that, this netbook doesn't stand out from the rest.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

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).

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).


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.

» 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


69%: 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

» MSI Wind U135-4515W7S
Atom N450, 1.3 kg
» MSI Wind U160-4516W7S
Atom N450, 1.1 kg
» MSI Wind U160
Atom N450, 1.23 kg

Devices with the same GPU

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» HP Envy x2 11-g000ew
Atom Z2760, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1215P-SIV066M
Atom N570, 12.1", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10P
Atom N570, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7
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» HP Compaq Mini CQ10-688NR
Atom N455, 10.1", 1.4 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10U
Atom N570, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101H-WHI024G
Atom N455, 10.1", 1 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM4UK
Atom N550, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte T1005M-CF1
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» Samsung NS310
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» Lenovo IdeaPad S100
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» Asus Eee PC R011PX
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» Samsung NC10-JP05DE
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» Samsung N148-DP05IN
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» Samsung NC110-A03
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» Gateway LT2085u
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» Asus Eee PC X101-WHI018G
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» HP Mini 210-3022sf
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» Acer Chromebook AC700-1099
Atom N570, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Gigabyte S1080
Atom N570, 10.1", 0.85 kg
» Acer Aspire One Happy 2
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» Samsung NC210-A01PL
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» Acer Aspire One D257-N57DQrr
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» HP Mini 110-3652sf
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» Samsung NS310-A01UK
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-05-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)