MSI Wind U90X
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI Wind U90X
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 50%
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