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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 screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

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.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg:

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.

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.

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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 1.6 kg

Devices with the same GPU

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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Celeron M 743, 11.6", 1.6 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U150
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite T115-S1105
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium SU2700, 11.6", 1.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite T110-11U
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Celeron M 743, 11.6", 1.6 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-12-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)