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MSI Wind U90X

Specifications

MSI Wind U90XNotebook: 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
Weight: 1kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 53.33% - poor
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 40%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the MSI Wind U90X

60% MSI Wind U90 review
Source: Techradar English
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%
MSI Wind U90
Source: Inside HW English

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.


Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2008
Rating: display: 80%
50% MSI Wind U90X
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%

Foreign Reviews

50% Review MSI Wind U90
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 50%

Comment

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.

» 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).


N270:

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.


8.9": This is a very small format, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny 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 very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1 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


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.

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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee PC MK90
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Asus Disney Netpal
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Unimall Classmate PC
Atom N270, 1.34 kg
» PeeWee PC Pivot Tablet
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Zoostorm Fizzbook Spin
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One AOA110-Aw
Atom N270, 0.995 kg
» Gateway LT1004u
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens M1010
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Packard Bell dot
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad S9
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba NB100
Atom N270, 1.05 kg
» Dell Inspiron Mini 9
Atom N270, 1.05 kg
» Gigabyte M912
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 904
Celeron M 353, 1.4 kg
» Asus Eee PC 901
Atom N270, 1.125 kg
» Acer Aspire One
Atom Z530, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P1620
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook P1610
Core Solo U1400, 1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 311-1160LA
Atom N270, 11.6", 1.6 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 10.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCP119KJ
Atom Z530, 8.0", 0.65 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.4 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)