MSI Wind12 U210

Specifications

MSI Wind12 U210Notebook: MSI Wind12 U210
Processor: AMD Athlon Neo MV-40
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 77.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the MSI Wind12 U210

80% MSI Wind U210
Source: Digital Versus English
In the power netbooks category, the MSI Wind U210 emerges a winner thanks to better-than-average performance that doesn’t take a toll on battery life. And it can be used for some gaming, though Ion models boast better performance. The only major negatives are the noise levels and poor-quality display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% MSI Wind12 U210
Source: PC World India English
Until ION-based netbooks start surfacing, the MSI Wind12 U210 is the best bet in terms of netbook performance. If you want a netbook with very good build quality, feature set, and performance, one that comes with a large keyboard and touchpad, the MSI Wind12 U210's a no brainer at Rs. 23,9992.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 82%
70% MSI U210 (008US)
Source: PC Mag English
The differences among netbooks are increasing, and the lines between netbooks and notebooks are blurring—at least physically. The MSI U210, for example, is a netbook with a 12-inch screen, full keyboard, fast AMD Neo processor, 2GB of memory, and HDMI port. Its battery life may not inspire frequent travelers, but the U210 is equipped with many parts that typical netbooks don't give you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
94% MSI Wind U210-006US
Source: Computer Shopper English
MSI’s Wind U210, the latest generation of Wind-series netbooks, is a bone-crushing competitor in the netbook arena. MSI claims that the U210 performs like a notebook. We tested the Wind's U210-006US configuration (available through MSI for $479 and through Newegg or Amazon for $429.99), and we were blown away by the results. The 3.2-pound U210-006US offers up a stylish design and spectacular performance. The battery life isn’t the best, but we’ve seen much worse in much weaker units that are more expensive. Built around an AMD Athlon Neo CPU, this sleek netbook is a record-breaking performer, but its battery life could be stronger.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 94%
60% MSI Wind12 U210
Source: Laptop Mag English
This inexpensive ultraportable offers better performance than a netbook, but short battery life holds it back. At $479, the MSI Wind U210 is pretty good for the price. It’s not as powerful or long lasting as more expensive ultraportables powered by Intel’s ULV processors, but it’s a viable option for someone who is willing to spend just a little bit more to get a bigger display and better performance than a netbook. Just be sure to remove some of that bundled software if you want a faster boot time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

ATI Radeon Xpress X1250: It is an onboard graphic chip, implemented on AMD M690G. Sometimes, it is also called Mobility Radeon X1250. It is based on X700 design but with less pixel- and vertex pipelines. It hardly suited for players.

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.


MV-40: Slow single core processor for small and thin laptops. A bit faster than Atom based systems but the power consumption is also higher.» 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.


1.3 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


77.2%: 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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Athlon Neo MV-40, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-10- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)