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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1287 reviews of MSI Wind. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the size and price are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good views. There are mixed comments on the energy efficiency and memory. Many are negative about the image quality and touchpad.

performance, usability, portability, price, size

touchpad, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI Wind is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI Wind

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of MSI Wind from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and screen. The battery and performance are also appreciated.

usability, performance, battery, screen, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI WIND U100 10-inch Netbook - Intel Atom N270, 1.6 GHz, 1GB, 160GB 11BGN, Wi-Fi, XP Home SP3, Free Protection Bag and 2 Year Warranty (Black)MSI WIND U100 10-inch Netbook - Intel Atom N270, 1.6 GHz, 1GB, 160GB 11BGN, Wi-Fi, XP Home SP3, Free Protection Bag and 2 Year Warranty (Black)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for MSI Wind

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 672 user reviews of MSI Wind 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 are impressed by the size and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated.

performance, usability, portability, price, size

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI Wind U100-432US 10-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, XP Home, 6 Cell Battery) BlackMSI Wind U100-432US 10-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, XP Home, 6 Cell Battery) Black

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Hugo Jobling (trustedreviews.com)

Installing Windows Vista On The MSI Wind

 

We give you the lowdown on getting Vista running on your netbook.

Having acquired all of the above ingredients, all that remain is to get started. So, let's find out whether Vista on a netbook really is a viable proposition, or whether our MSI Wind will be brought to its knees

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

First Look: MSI Wind

 

We go hands-on with MSI's sub-notebook contender and capture every angle. This is something you don't want to miss!

Naturally enough, it's going to be a cheap machine. On launch the Wind will come loaded with Windows XP - a Linux version will follow at a later date - and will be retailing for a very palatable -329. This will net you 1GB of RAM, an 80GB standard...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Hannah Bouckley (t3.com)

MSI Wind U160 review

 

Full review Affordable netbook with 15-hour battery

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

MSI CX600-064UK review

 

A decent laptop that should serve most people's needs, but battery life is poor

Good performance ; Strong plastics

Keyboard ; Battery life

Apart from the already mentioned flaws, this is a good laptop offering decent performance and generous storage

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Alex Bentley (techradar.com)

MSI Wind U90 review

 

A strong choice, but bettered by PC World's larger, re-branded Advent

Great usablilty ; Good performance

Disappointing battery ; Small screen

A good option if you desperately need Bluetooth but there are better options available for a little more cash

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

MSI Wind review

 

Although the Wind's display has a resolution of 1,024x600 pixels like Asus's Eee PC 901 and Acer's Aspire, the 10in screen is over an inch larger than the displays on those laptops.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Dan Nystedt (techadvisor.co.uk)

First look: MSI Wind

 

Taiwan's MSI (Micro-Star International) announced its competitor for the new low-cost laptop market, the MSI Wind, early this month at Computex, and we got a chance to try it out at MSI's offices in Taipei last week.

With a decent battery and sizeable keyboard, the MSI Wind shows great potential as a mini-notebook PC.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : James Holland (electricpig.co.uk)

MSI Wind

 

The MSI Wind has blown into our lives like a fearsome twister, Excuse us while we just nail some wood to all the office windows and cower in the basement waiting for a few cows to drop out the sky.

Turbo-powered processor. Super-sized screen and keyboard

Bland looks, and the battery life is a bit basic

Speedy performance, large screen and keyboard, oh and anything with a turbo button on is alright by us!

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Marcus Austin (crn)

MSI Wind

 

New entrant blows into super-small notebook ranks

The Wind poses a serious threat to the Eee PC, with the keyboard a joy to use and a fantastic screen. It also looks the part, making it an excellent choice

Aug, 2008

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

MSI Wind

 

New entrant blows into super-small notebook ranks

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / Realtek ALC858 / Sound Blaster / SoundBlaster
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:4800
Battery life (max):15 / 3 / 7
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4 / 6 / 8

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:FCC, CE/LVD, BSMI, UL/CUL, TUV-GS, CB Report, C Tick, VCCI

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Blue / Brown / Gold / Green / Grey / Pink / Silver / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver / Blue / Brown / Gold / Green / Pink / Silver / White
Product Type:Netbook / Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:10 / 16:9 / 5:3
Display diagonal:22.6 / 25.4 / 30.5 / 30.7 / 39.1 / 39.6 / 40.6
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4330 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 545v / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / AMD Mobilty Radeon HD 4330 / AMD Radeon HD 4330 / Intel GMA 3150 / Intel GMA X3100 / Intel GMA X4500 / Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA GeForce 8200M / NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G / Nvidia GeForce GT 520M
Graphics adapter:GMA 950
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.256 / 0.5 / 1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated / Intel GMA 3150 / Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:103 / 83
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:0.5 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 667 / 800
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Motherboard

Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GC Express
Processor Socket:BGA437
Supported processor frequency (max):1.6

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:10/100 ethernet LAN / 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN / 10/100/1000 Mbit / Ethernet, WLAN / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gb LAN / Gb LAN, WLAN Card / Gbit LAN Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet LAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking type:10/100 ethernet LAN / 10/100 LAN / IEEE 802.11 a,b,g,n / WLAN, Fast Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW / No

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / High Definition Audio / Sound Blaster / SoundBlaster
Dimensions (WxDxH):240 x 65 x 300 / 303 x 231.5 x 29.5 / 374 x 247 x 16 / 374 x 247 x 18 / 374 x 247.5 x 35
Display:LCD / LED
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel / nVidia
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Infrared data port: No
Intel Turbo Memory:1
Internal modem:No / Yes
Memory bus:667
Model availability:CZ / EU / HU / US/NL/DE/FR/PL / US/NO/DK/SE/FI
Modem Speed:56
Number of Processors Installed:1
Power requirements:100-240V AC, 50/60Hz / 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power supply type:AC
Processor system buses supported:533
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:11AGN / 802.11 a/b/g / 802.11 b/g / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11abg / 802.11b/g / 802.11b/g /n (Draft-n) / 802.11b/g/n / 802.11bgn / 802.11n / 802.11n WLAN / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Intel4965AGN W-LAN / Wi-Fi / WiFi Link 4965AGN

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Mouse included:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Mouse included: No

Performance

GPS (satellite): No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1 / 2
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 3.5
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
PS/2 ports quantity:6
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
TV-Out :Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:90
AC adapter output voltage:110 / 16 / 19 / 20
AC adapter power:40 / 65 / 90
Power Supply:40 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI / FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 12 / 12.5 / 14 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 9
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:1 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR2 667 / DDR2/3 / DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GC Express / Intel GL40 Express / Intel GL960 Express / Intel GM45 Express / Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel NM10 / Intel PM55 Express / NVIDIA MCP79MVL
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123 / 125 / 176 / 291 / 382 / 410 / 47
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:107 / 112 / 143 / 26 / 66 / 81 / 87
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Diamondville / Merom / Penryn / Pineview / Prescott / Sandy Bridge
Processor core voltage (AC):1.000 - 1.250 / 1.050 - 1.150 / 1.062 - 1.150 / 1.075 - 1.175
Processor Cores:1 / 2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel / Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Pentium Mobile / Intel® Atom™ / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.6 / 1.66 / 1.663 / 1.73 / 1.8 / 1.86 / 2 / 2.00 / 2.1 / 2.13 / 2.16 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.56
Processor front side bus:533 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:32 / 45 / 65 / 90
Processor Model:230 / I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-330M / I3-350M / I3-370M / I5-2410M / I5-430M / I5-460M / M540 / N270 / N450 / N455 / N550 / T1500 / T3000 / T4200 / T4300 / T4400 / T4500 / T5250 / T5450 / T5750 / T6500 / T6600 / T7100 / T7250 / T7300 / T8300 / T9300
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N200 series / Intel Atom N400 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Pentium T4000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / FCBGA559 / mPGA4 / PBGA479, PPGA478 / Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket 988 / Socket F (1207) / Socket P
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:A0 / C0 / C2 / J1 / K0 / M0 / R0
Supported processor frequency (max):1.6
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Tcase:105 / 67.7 / 68
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2.5 / 35 / 4 / 5.5 / 6.5 / 65, 35 / 8.5 / 84
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 85C ; 100C / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:N / Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:N / No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / N / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:27466 / 29759 / 29760 / 30786 / 30787 / 31728 / 33099 / 33915 / 36331 / 39311 / 42925 / 49020 / 50154 / 50179
Processor code:SLA49 / SLA4D / SLAYY / SLB73 / SLBMG / SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBUK / SLBX9 / SLC22 / SLGF4 / SLGF5 / SLGJL / SLGJM / SLGJN / SLGMY / SLGZC / SR04J / SR04S
Processor package size:22 / 22 x 22 / 31 / 34 / 35 / 35 x 35 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE2, SSE3 / SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3 / SSE2,SSE3,SSSE3 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:N / No / Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Reader 9.1\nBurn Recovery\nWin Rar\nWindows Live v3.0
Compatible operating systems:Linux Novell SUSE 10.0 SPI\nWindows XP Professional & Vista Home Basic
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Starter / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium
Pre-installed software:Adobe Reader 9.1/Burn Recovery/Win Rar/Windows Live v3.0 / Works 8.5/Adobe Reader 9.1/Burn Recovery/Win Rar/Easy Face/Windows Live v3.0/Easy Viewer/S-Bar
Trial software:Office 2007\nNorton / Office 2007\nNorton\n

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / memory stick (ms), mmc, sd / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMCmicro, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 80
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:2
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 160 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 80

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16.5 / 18 / 22.5 / 23.1 / 23.2 / 24.7 / 25.4 / 25.5 / 25.8 / 25.9 / 26
Height :1.6 / 1.8 / 2.95 / 3 / 3.15 / 3.5 / 3.56 / 3.63 / 3.7
Height (front):1.6 / 1.8 / 1.98 / 2.54 / 2.7
Height (rear):1.98 / 2.54 / 2.95 / 3 / 3.4
Weight:1 / 1.2 / 1.8 / 1.85 / 1.95 / 2.27 / 2.41 / 2.48 / 2.5 / 2.6
Width:23 / 26 / 26.5 / 30.3 / 33.1 / 34.7 / 35.8 / 35.9 / 37.4 / 38 / 39.2