MSI Wind U160DX-4615W7S
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 300 euro
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Wind U160DX-4615W7S
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%
Source: Good Gear Guide
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%
Source: Digital Versus
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%
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%
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.