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MSI Wind U180

Specifications

MSI Wind U180Notebook: MSI Wind U180 (Wind U180 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N2800
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 350 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI Wind U180

80% MSI Wind U180, otro netbook con Atom 3
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650: Integrated processor graphics card (e.g. in the Atom N2800) without dedicated memory. Most likely based on a PowerVR design similar to the GMA 500 but with higher clock rates.

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).


N2800:

Dual core Atom CPU with an integrated SGX545 PowerVR graphics card and a video decoder.

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


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.


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


80%: 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.

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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650, Atom N2600, 1.3 kg
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650, Atom N2600, 1 kg
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650, Atom N2600, 1.1 kg
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650, Atom N2800, 1.3 kg
Asus Eee PC R052C-WHI002S
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650, Atom N2800, 1.25 kg
Asus Eee PC 1025C-GRY021S
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650, Atom N2800, 1.1 kg
HP Mini 210-4122EF
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-01-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)