MSI Wind U160DX-4615W7S
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Wind U160DX-4615W7S
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
While the Wind U160DX doesn't stand out in terms of design, performance or features, it's still a sturdy and highly portable netbook with an excellent battery life and a well-laid out keyboard. However, it doesn't quite do enough to warrant a What Laptop award.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Good Gear Guide Archive.org version
The MSI Wind U160DX is slightly different in design compared to past 10.1in Wind netbooks that we've reviewed, but it still retains the fast performance that MSI is well known for. Overall, we really like the MSI Wind U160DX. Despite being a little uncomfortable to use on your lap, it supplies relatively good speed, it has good battery life, and above all, it's very well priced.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Versus Archive.org version
Looking for a netbook that doesn't look like the rest? The MSI Wind U160DX may be the answer, a 10.1 inch netbook, winner of the iF Product Design Award 2010 for its slimline, compact format. Performance levels are on a par with numerous other netbooks. In terms of battery life, you'll get better for less money in the Asus Eee PC range.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: ITP Archive.org version
The Wind U160DX distinguishes itself from a number of other netbooks on the market with its blend of looks and performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).
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).
N455: Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated DDR3 memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
70%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.