MSI Wind U200

Specifications

MSI Wind U200Notebook: MSI Wind U200 (Wind U200 Series)
Processor: Intel Pentium M 723
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 74.3% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 52%, features: 61%, display: 60% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the MSI Wind U200

80% MSI Wind U200
Source: Computer Active English
Since the original MSI Wind U100 was released two years ago it has been copied by almost every other netbook manufacturer. It was the first computer to combine a 10in screen, 160GB hard disk, 1GB of memory and a low-power Intel Atom processor - almost every netbook sold today has an identical specification. While a netbook is still sufficient for light use, the U200 is a better option if you want a more capable portable computer
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI Wind 12 U200 laptop review
Source: Electricpig English
Gone are the days of your netbook being as low powered as one of the flunkies in The Thick Of It. The MSI Wind 12 U200 is the latest lappie we’ve laid our hands-on that mixes the small style skills of a netbook with the beefed up grunt of a proper lappie. So how does this 12.1-inch laptop mashup mix it with its rivals? Read our MSI Wind 12 U200 review now and we’ll deliver up the final say. An excellent and good value compromise between netbook and laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI Wind U200
Source: PC Authority English
The littler Wind's bigger brother, with better everything, to boot. As a cheap and functional all-day laptop, the MSI Wind U200 is very desirable. Ultimately, choosing a CULV Wind over a netbook Wind is about the size. The final retail version uses an SU41100 processor with slightly less performance but potentially longer battery life. Either way,it's very desirable as a cheap and functional all-day laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI - Wind U200 review
Source: IT Reviews English
MSI may be sitting on the fence somewhat with the U200, which isn't powerful enough to handle intensive graphics processing or gaming but gives the ‘netbook' market a shot in the arm with a higher resolution display and a more powerful processor. This, and the fact that it's quite reasonably priced, suggests that the Wind U200 would prove a popular alternative for those who need a good balance of portability and power on the move.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/11/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70% display: 80%
80% Review: MSI Wind U200 netbook
Source: V3.co.uk English
MSI has done a good job of covering some middle ground with the U200 and, although it will struggle with gaming or intensive graphics processing tasks, it's more than good enough to handle just about everything else you can throw at it. It's slim, versatile, attractive and well-specced, and those who appreciate the extra processing power shouldn't have too much trouble justifying the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: MSI Wind U200 netbook
Source: Channel Web English
MSI has done a good job of covering some middle ground with the U200 and, although it will struggle with gaming or intensive graphics processing tasks, it's more than good enough to handle just about everything else you can throw at it. It's slim, versatile, attractive and well-specced, and those who appreciate the extra processing power shouldn't have too much trouble justifying the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: MSI Wind U200 netbook
Source: Computing English
MSI has done a good job of covering some middle ground with the U200 and, although it will struggle with gaming or intensive graphics processing tasks, it's more than good enough to handle just about everything else you can throw at it. It's slim, versatile, attractive and well-specced, and those who appreciate the extra processing power shouldn't have too much trouble justifying the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% MSI Wind 12 U200 review
Source: Techradar English
Despite being marketed by MSI as a netbook under its Wind brand, the use of a 12.1-inch screen and Intel Core 2 Solo processor mean the powerful and portable Wind 12 U200 has more in common with a CULV laptop than most netbooks. The Wind U200 is a good netbook that offers impressive performance and portability. The keyboard isn't the best we've seen, but doesn't detract too much from the otherwise good usability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% MSI Wind 12 U200 netbook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The MSI Wind 12 U200 is bigger and more powerful than a typical netbook, yet it's still small and easy to travel with. We love its keyboard, its battery life is good and its CPU is relatively powerful. Our main complaint is that it's a top-heavy unit, so firm knocks can make it topple backwards, especially when using it on your lap.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

43% MSI Wind U200
Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 43% price: 80% performance: 34% features: 73% ergonomy: 30%
Kurz-Test: MSI Wind U200 mit Pentium CULV
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2009
Rating: price: 90% mobility: 70%
70% MSI Wind U200-S2743VHP
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 90% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Schlagfertiges Trio
Source: c't - 24/09 German
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2009
Rating: performance: 55% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M: The graphics core of the Intel GL40 and GS40 chipset features a slower clocked GMA 4500MHD (400 versus 533 MHz). Because of the slower core speed, full Blu-Ray Logo support is not given and the gaming performance is a bit worse.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Pentium M: With Intel chip set (855 or 915) and Intel WLAN also available with the name Centrino (name for the package).
In the comparison very fast per megahertz and very modest with weaknesses in floating point operations.
It is also available as a low voltage version with very small current consumption.


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


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display 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, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 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.


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


74.3%: 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

» Dell Latitude XT2-XFR
Core 2 Duo SU9600, 2.5 kg
» Asus UL20A-2X024V
Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 1.9 kg
» Viewsonic ViewBook VNB120
Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 1.6 kg
» Dell Vostro 1220
Core 2 Duo T6670, 1.6 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite C660-15z
Celeron M 925, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad L410
Core 2 Duo P8700, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron Duo 1090
Atom N550, 10.1", 1.6 kg
» Samsung R540-JA0BUK
Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Zoostorm 3389-9426/A
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote Butterfly Touch EU-046
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.7 kg
» Schenker Xesia E500-2EC
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Samsung RV510-A04UK
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ56-111SA
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Dell Vostro V130D-158
Core i5 470UM, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» HP 620-WS843EA
Celeron M 900, 15.3", 2.4 kg
» Zoostorm 3389-9209
Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ56-100
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung RV510-A08UK
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo G550-2958
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Samsung RV408-A01
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron N5030
Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C650-15X
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L510-PSLF8L
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 14.1", 2.3 kg
» HP Compaq 420
Core 2 Duo T6570, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung R530-JA09
Celeron Dual-Core T3100, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo B550
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Asus K50C-SX009V
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C640-1001U
Pentium P6000, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire 5334-902G25MN
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)