MSI Wind U90X
SpecificationsNotebook: MSI Wind U90X (Wind Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 8.9 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 400 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Wind U90X
A strong choice, but bettered by PC World's larger, re-branded Advent. MSI made a large splash in the laptop market when it released the Wind U100, the first 10-inch netbook. The U90 uses the same chassis but, despite its lower price, the smaller screen and reduced storage fail to pack the punch of its predecessor. There's no denying that the MSI Wind U90 is an impressive netbook on its own merits, but when compared to the rebranded Advent 4211c, it fails to match up. You may well find therefore that you get more for your money by choosing PC World's option instead.
60, Preis 50
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50%
Source: Inside HW
We sad that U90 is almost identical to U100 model which means that some differences are present. Exclusion of Windows XP and smaller display are not enough to make a significant price and functional difference. Because of that U90 lacks also Bluetooth adapter. Other characteristics are identical to model U100 which can be sad for our impressions too. Keyboard is solid and the biggest flaw still remains: small touchpad - sometimes it is hard to locate keys that are below touchpad. With U90 you will get a bag that is, at our surprise, colored in white. Although it looks nice we got impression that black one would suite this model better and any stains would be less noticeable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2008
Rating: display: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The MSI Wind U90X’s keyboard is the largest and most comfortable of any 8.9-inch mini-notebook on the market, and we like its spacious hard drive. However, opting for the SUSE Linux operating system was a mistake, and therefore we don’t recommend the Wind U90X over the Acer Aspire one or the Dell Inspiron Mini 9. While its $369 price is appealing, only those willing to replace the SUSE OS with a version of Windows or another flavor of Linux will find the Wind U90X to be a decent 8.9-inch netbook.
2.5 von 5, Emissionen gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% mobility: 40% emissions: 80%
Source: Portablegear NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 50%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
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).
Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display diagonal is quite small for tablets.
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.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
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.
53.33%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.