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MSI Wind U270 Series

MSI Wind U270-E4523W7HProcessor: AMD E-Series E-350, AMD E-Series E-450
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310, AMD Radeon HD 6320
Display: 11.60 inch
Weight: 1.3kg, 1.425kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 16 reviews)
performance: 63%, features: 68%, display: 70%, mobility: 91%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 89%

 

MSI Wind U270-031UK

Specifications

MSI Wind U270-031UKNotebook: MSI Wind U270-031UK
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 78% - good

Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

Reviews

MSI U270 – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English Archive.org version
Battery life was equally iffy, flat out the MSI U270 lasted for just 2 hours and 17 minutes, though moderate use took that past three and a half hours. In our humble opinion, a better hi-res display and a more handsome netbook overall can be found with the Dell Mini 1012, or for a few bucks more, push the boat out and get your hands on the Toshiba NB550D.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2011
60% MSI U270 review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
Both VGA and HDMI ports are available for connecting external monitors. If you want an affordable laptop for working on basic office software, and need a mobile machine so you can stay productive on the go, the U270 is worth considering. However, those after a bit more power should look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% MSI Wind U270
Source: Digital Versus English Archive.org version
Although not perfect, the U270 offers above average performance for netbooks, a comfortable keyboard, a matte 720p panel, almost 5h battery life and HDMI and USB 3.0 connectivity. Not far off a 5-star rating, MSI still need to sort out a few issues with the touchpad, screen quality, noise and battery life to get a perfect 5.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI Wind U270 netbook
Source: Good Gear Guide English Archive.org version
The MSI U270 netbook represents good value for money. Like most MSI laptops, its performance is what stands out most. While it doesn't look ugly, it's definitely not what you call a good looking netbook. What you pay for mostly is a good configuration in a fairly generic-looking (and feeling) body. If you want good looks, then you are better off spending more money on the Sony and Toshiba Fusion models that we have previously reviewed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI U270: che la FUSION abbia inizio!
Source: Pc Tuner Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% MSI U270 : Le futur du netbook
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Prise en main du MSI U270, Le 11.6″ Zacate E350 de MSI
Source: Blogeee French FR→EN Archive.org version
performance suited for multimedia
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2011

 

MSI Wind U270-030FR

Specifications

MSI Wind U270-030FRNotebook: MSI Wind U270-030FR
Processor: AMD E-Series E-350
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section

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Average Score: 62.5% - poor

Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Reviews

65% MSI U270 Netbook
Source: Tech2.in.com English Archive.org version
The MSI U270 is priced at Rs.22,999 which is not a bad price for a 11.6-inch netbook, but looking at the competition, HP’s DM1 is slightly cheaper and is a better netbook. The DM1 is identical to the U270 feature wise, plus, it packs in a better trackpad, higher resolution screen and better looks and build quality. The only thing lacking from HP’s offering is a USB 3.0 port. The U270 does make a good netbook but small sized trackpad and low resolution screen makes it tough to recommend over the competition.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 65%

Foreign Reviews

Recensione MSI Wind U270
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
performance, battery runtime and price good
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2011
MSI Wind U270
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN Archive.org version
positive: USB 3.0, HD-Video, HDMI; negative: keyboard, mirroring display
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2011
60% MSI Wind U270-030FR
Source: 01Net French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
MSI Wind12 U270 — очередное обновление платформы в старом корпусе
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
interesting but not perfect solution, not much improved compared with precursors
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2011

 

MSI Wind U270-E4523W7H

Specifications

MSI Wind U270-E4523W7HNotebook: MSI Wind U270-E4523W7H
Processor: AMD E-Series E-450
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6320 384 MB
Display: 11.60 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.425kg
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 Wind U270-E4523W7H (Model)

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Average Score: 85% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Reviews

85% Review MSI Wind U270-E4523W7H Netbook | Notebookcheck
A fresh wind. A netbook is actually a contradiction in itself. A device category has been therewith created that is to offer a long battery runtime for low-power tasks, such as surfing or office applications, with energy-efficient hardware. But now, a performance arms race can be observed here.

Foreign Reviews

85% Test MSI Wind U270-E4523W7H Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 63% display: 70% mobility: 91% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 89%
85% Test MSI Wind U270-E4523W7H Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 63% display: 70% mobility: 91% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 89%
Test MSI Wind U270-E4523W7H
Source: Notebookcheck German
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown,
Test MSI Wind U270-E4523W7H
Source: Notebookcheck German
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown,

 

Comment

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.


Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

AMD Radeon HD 6310: Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-350 and E-240) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.

AMD Radeon HD 6320:

Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-450) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory. Thanks to TurboCore, it can automatically overclock to 600 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD E-Series:

E-350: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).

E-450:

Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


No weight comment found (one expected)!


77%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-04-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)