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MSI U123

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews of MSI U123. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and usability. The battery and portability also get good reviews. Comments are divided on the energy efficiency, and many are negative about the touchpad and durability.

performance, portability, battery, usability, price

durability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI U123 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for MSI U123

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of MSI U123 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the battery and price. The usability and portability also get good opinions. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency, while there are some less positive opinions about the durability.

performance, portability, usability, price, battery

durability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Lauren Barnard (techadvisor.co.uk)

MSI Wind U123 review

 

Both run Windows XP Home Edition, and both carry 1GB of RAM, a webcam and mic, and in essence everything else, except the MSI Wind U123 features a bulbous nine-cell battery and the 1.6GHz Intel Atom N280 processor (versus the U100's N270 CPU). In...

In the end, the MSI Wind U123 will receive compliments on its sleek looks from coffee-shop hipsters. After all, the U123's exterior is eye-catching - even sexy, considering the glossy deep-blue finish of our review model. Look a little closer, however,...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

MSI Wind U123 netbook

 

In the end, the MSI Wind U123 will receive compliments on its sleek looks from coffee-shop hipsters. After all, the U123's exterior is eye-catching - even sexy, considering the glossy deep-blue finish of our review model. Look a little closer, however,...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

MSI Wind U123T netbook

 

MSI's Wind U123T is the perfect netbook for the TV junkie

Relatively cool and quiet during use, good touchpad, integrated digital TV tuner, face recognition login

Small comma, period and slash keys; no manual switch for wireless radios; poor balance; short battery life

The MSI Wind U123T is a fine netbook for travellers, students and TV junkies. It ships with a digital TV tuner that lets you record programs onto the netbook and then watch them while on the road. It's also useful for typing documents, viewing photos...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Lauren Barnard (pcworld.com)

MSI MSI Wind U123-003US

 

It's been a year since the Wind U100, the "big" sibling to the MSI Wind U123, came out--and the similarities between the two netbooks are eerie. Both run Windows XP Home Edition, and both carry 1GB of RAM, a Webcam and mic, and essentially everything...

Good battery life ; Nice design

Slightly cramped keyboard ; Obnoxious mouse buttons

MSI's second Wind (netbook, that is) gives more of the same: Decent performance, value and a hackable Mac OS X box.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

MSI Wind U123 (003US)

 

The Wind U123 boasts the biggest battery in a netbook, but everything else is just middle of the road.

Long, long battery life. Comfortable mouse buttons.

Huge battery is unsightly. Design is boring. Features lack differentiation. Performance scores should've been much better.

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Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Nathan Edwards (maximumpc.com)

MSI Wind U123

 

MSI's latest venture into the netbook market offers slightly faster performance than the rest of the netbooks we've tested with much longer battery life to boot, but the nine-cell battery that makes that possible sends the MSI Wind U123 into the...

Fastest, longest-lasting netbook we've yet tested; bright screen; comfortable keyboard

Battery adds bulk; Function & Ctrl keys reversed; upgrading could be easier

If you don't mind a bit of junk in the trunk, the Wind U123's nine-cell battery will fast win you over

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Niel (techreviews.tv)

Review of MSI Wind U123

 

When MSI released the U120, we didn't expect there would be an upgraded version but here it is, the MSI Wind U123. The most important upgrade in the U123 is the Intel Atom N280 CPU. This netbook can now also …

The MSI Wind U123 is the updated version of MSI’s U120 with a better processor and longer battery life. Priced at $379, this netbook gets a must-buy from us.

Sep, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Very nice unit

 

Really nice unit with insane battery life thanks to the huge 9 cell included. Also was able to successfully run a dual boot Windows XP / OSX install on this. System also allows for upgrading to 2 GB of RAM, which I did and I also replaced the 5400 RPM...

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Mar, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

MSI Wind U123-025US Ruby Red Intel Atom N280(1.66GHz) 10.2" WSVGA 1GB Memory 160GB HDD Netbook

 

I have another older model which has worked great too (U100 I believe).

Light, fast enough, long battery life. Comes with a nice case

Loaded with unnecessary software. Was very slow until I reinstalled Windows 7. After the fresh install it runs great ; Also, when it first arrived the internal fan wasn't working. It would overheat and shut off. I RMA'd it to MSI and they had it back...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

So Light!

 

Over-all this unit is awesome. I love that it does everything I need in the field and is so small and lightweight, no more dragging a 10lb beast around. Got a second one for the kitchen (slides right in with the cookbooks).

Unbelievably lightweight, connects to almost any network anywhere with realitive ease. 9+ hours of battery time with larger battery. Runs Office 2007 including project and access with little to no lag even with only 1GB Ram. Nice grab-n-go, runs on Car...

Biggest con, the battery locks are extremely weak and the battery slips out way to easily, so if you're working on battery make sure your auto save is set, because it's a matter of if the battery is going to come loose but when. At least with the...

Jan, 2010

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