MSI Wind U160DX-4615W7S

Specifications

MSI Wind U160DX-4615W7SNotebook: MSI Wind U160DX-4615W7S (Wind U160 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N455
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.2 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Wind U160DX-4615W7S

60% MSI Wind U160DX review
Source: Techradar English
While the Wind U160DX doesn't stand out in terms of design, performance or features, it's still a sturdy and highly portable netbook with an excellent battery life and a well-laid out keyboard. However, it doesn't quite do enough to warrant a What Laptop award.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% MSI Wind U160DX netbook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The MSI Wind U160DX is slightly different in design compared to past 10.1in Wind netbooks that we've reviewed, but it still retains the fast performance that MSI is well known for. Overall, we really like the MSI Wind U160DX. Despite being a little uncomfortable to use on your lap, it supplies relatively good speed, it has good battery life, and above all, it's very well priced.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% MSI Wind U160DX
Source: Digital Versus English
Looking for a netbook that doesn't look like the rest? The MSI Wind U160DX may be the answer, a 10.1 inch netbook, winner of the iF Product Design Award 2010 for its slimline, compact format. Performance levels are on a par with numerous other netbooks. In terms of battery life, you'll get better for less money in the Asus Eee PC range.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% MSI WIND U160DX
Source: ITP English
The Wind U160DX distinguishes itself from a number of other netbooks on the market with its blend of looks and performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%

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).


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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.2": 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.

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70%: 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

» Samsung N145-JP02DE
Atom N450, 1.193 kg
» MSI Wind U160DX-4616W7S
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» MSI Wind U160-299
Atom N450, 1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung ATIV Tab 3-XE300TZC-K01FR
Atom Z2760, 10.1", 0.3 kg
» 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
Atom N455, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» 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
Atom N550, 10.1", 1.5 kg
» Samsung NS310
Atom N550, 10.1", 1 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S100
Atom N455, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC R011PX
Atom N455, 10.1", 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC10-JP05DE
Atom N455, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Samsung N148-DP05IN
Atom N455, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-A03
Atom N570, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Gateway LT2085u
Atom N570, 10.1", 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101-WHI018G
Atom N435, 10.1", 0.9 kg
» HP Mini 210-3022sf
Atom N570, 10.1", 1.35 kg
» 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
Atom N570, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Samsung NC210-A01PL
Atom N455, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257-N57DQrr
Atom N570, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 110-3652sf
Atom N455, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Samsung NS310-A01UK
Atom N550, 10.1", 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-02- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)