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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) Black

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  • Intel Atom 1.6 GHz Processor 512 KB L2 Cache, 533 MHz Bus speed 6 Cell Battery 1.3 MP Web Camera Includes protective bag
  • Built-in 10/100 Ethernet LAN Card / Built-in 802.11b/g/n WLAN Card / Bluetooth Supported
  • Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition
  • 160 GB SATA Hard Drive, 1GB DDR2 667MHz RAM, 2 GB Max
  • 4-in-1 SD/MMC/MS/MSpro Card Reader, 3 USB 2.0 Ports, 1 Mic-In Port, 1 Headphone Port, 2 Internal Speakers, SoundBlaster-compatible Audio
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Screen Size10 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution1024 x 600 pixels
Processor1.6 GHz Intel Atom
RAM1 GB DDR2
Memory Speed 533 MHz
Hard Drive160 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA 950
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media Accelerator 950
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6 hours
Brand NameMSI
SeriesWind Series
Item model numberU100-432US
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows XP Home Edition
Item Weight2.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.08 x 10.23 x 1.24 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power SourceAC
  
Additional Information
ASINB001H0GEVG
Shipping Weight5.5 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 7, 2004
  
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Product Description

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Enjoy ultimate computing mobility with the lightweight yet power-packed MSI Wind U100 Mini Laptop, which features a 10-inch LCD screen for excellent web browsing, Intel's newest low-power processor, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and familiar Windows XP Home operating system. The crisply and colorfully designed Wind U100 also includes an integrated webcam for video chats and an ergonomically designed keyboard that's makes typing easy.



The MSI Wind U100 in black.
Designed especially for mobile devices, the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure new hafnium-infused circuitry--which reduces electrical current leakage in transistors--to conserve energy, giving you more time away from the wall outlet--up to 6 hours with the included 6-cell battery. This model also features a 160 GB hard drive, 1 GB of installed RAM (2 GB max), internal stereo speakers, multi-format memory card reader, three USB ports, and a VGA monitor port. It also includes the next step in Wi-Fi networking with a Draft-N wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n). This model comes in black, but the Wind is also available in pink and white, and it includes a carry bag that matches its color.

Ride With The Wind
The Wind--which stands for for "Wi-Fi Network Device"--offers a number of convenient features that make this mini notebook a highly functional and easily portable laptop PC. The 10-inch LCD screen has a 1024 x 600-pixel resolution, which enables you to view full web pages while browsing the Internet. It's also embedded with an LED power-saving backlight technology, which not only helps to lower power usage but also provides richer and brighter colors. The Wind U100 is also equipped with a 1.3-megapixel webcam (placed in the bezel above the LCD) and integrated microphone, allowing you to snap still photos of yourself while on the go for sending via email or join video chats with friends and family.



The keyboard is 20-percent smaller than a standard full-sized keyboard, but offers excellent spacing between keys.


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The ergnomically designed keyboard--just 20 percent smaller than a full-sized keyboard--provides excellent texture and tactile feel when typing, and the keys are spaced at a comfortable 17.5mm width (0.68 inches). Additionally, the ingeniously designed spacebar and 2.1-inch touchpad allow your fingers to move smoothly while avoiding strain.

The Wind U100 also has the ability to magnify text within software--whether it be an Internet browser or office document--with a unique magnifying glass overlay, making it easy to focus in on what you're reading or precisely edit photos.

Finally, your Wind U100 will is constructed using a special Insert Mold Roller (IMR) technology that protects the notebook from fading and also reduces the impact of fingerprints, so the laptop will continue to look brand new.

Processor
The Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure that packs in 47 million transistors into a single chip sized at just 22mm (0.87 inches), and it uses just 2.5 watts of power--less than 1/10 of the 35 watts used by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor--for excellent battery management. This 1.6 GHz Atom processor also includes a power-optimized front side bus of 533 MHz for faster data transfer on demanding mobile applications and a 512 KB L2 cache (which temporarily stores data).

Hard Drive
This version of the Wind U100 comes with a 160 GB hard disk drive (5400 RPM), which offers enough to room to hold a digital audio library of over 26,000 songs and still have room left over for movies, games, and a large collection of software. This Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to Firewire and USB 2.0.

Memory
This laptop is installed with 1 GB of DDR2 RAM, which has a top-of-class 667 MHz speed. It can be expanded to a maximum of 2 GB. To receive the faster data transfer benefits of the dual-channel DDR2 RAM, any RAM additions require memory modules of same capacity and clockspeed.

DVD/CD Drive
Because of its size, the Wind U100 does not come with an integrated optical drive, but optional CD/DVD read/write drives can be connected to the laptop via one of the three USB ports, enabling you to create your music mixes, burn movies to DVD, and more.

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
This notebook can be wirelessly networked with the integrated Draft-N Wi-Fi LAN (802.11b/g/n). Based on the draft 802.11n Wi-Fi specification, it offers up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range as existing 802.11g wireless. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks, allowing you to link up to home networks as well as Wi-Fi hotspots while on the go. You'll also enjoy wireless connectivity to a wide range of peripherals with the built-in Bluetooth. It comes with the following ports:

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • 1 headphone/line-in and 1 microphone/line-out
  • 1 VGA video output (15-pin, D-Sub)
  • 4-in-1 memory card reader, compatible with Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, and Memory Stick Pro
  • Fast Ethernet port for a 10/100 connection

Dimensions & Weight
The MSI Wind U100 measures measures 10.23 x 7.08 x 1.24 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 2.6 pounds.

Power
This model of the Wind U100 comes with a 6-cell rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which provides up to 6 hours of usage. The long battery life is aided by the low power consumption of the Intel Atom processor, as well as MSI's ECO energy-saving technology, which can distribute power intelligently and adjust screen brightness to prolong the operating time of the battery. Using the ECO Engine software, you can choose between five power modes--gaming, movie, presentation, office and turbo battery.

What's in the Box
This package includes the MSI Wind U100 laptop in black, AC adapter, carry bag, and printed instructions. It's backed by a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

Product Description

Enjoy ultimate computing mobility with the lightweight yet power-packed MSI Wind U100 Mini Laptop, which features a 10-inch LCD screen for excellent web browsing, Intel's newest low-power processor, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and familiar Windows XP Home operating system. The crisply and colorfully designed Wind U100 also includes an integrated webcam for video chats and an ergonomically designed keyboard that's makes typing easy. Designed especially for mobile devices, the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure new hafnium-infused circuitry--which reduces electrical current leakage in transistors--to conserve energy, giving you more time away from the wall outlet--up to 6 hours with the included 6-cell battery. This model also features an 160 GB hard drive, 1 GB of installed RAM (2 GB max), internal stereo speakers, multi-format memory card reader, three USB ports, and a VGA monitor port. It comes in black, but is also available in pink and white, and it includes a carry bag that matches its color.

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It is a very nice machine and it's build quality is very solid.
Dd
So, if you are in a need of a netbook, I think this is the best one can get currently on the market.
I. Bukvic
I compared hp, dell, msi, asus, acer, lenovo....msi wind is the best.
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153 of 154 people found the following review helpful By RAS on November 7, 2008
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This is my second "netbook", the other being an HP Mininote with the 8" screen. I am happy with both, but the MSI is much closer to being the ideal compromise between size and features than was the HP. Although the HP has a (somewhat) better keyboard, the larger screen size on the MSI makes all the difference to someone like me with terrible eyesight. Indeed the screen on the MSI is just lovely; bright, clear, nice colors, and the icons and text stand out well. Even my wife was impressed by how bright it was.

Ergonomically, the MSI has a decent keyboard with good feel and tactile response. I am not a touch typer, but I am quick and accurate on the MSI. The only downside is the small size of the period (.) comma (,), and backspace keys, all of which are 1/2 sized. The trackpad is small but usable and I have had no trouble with the "rocker" (single bar) mouse button. I found the trackpad and the buttons to be better on the MSI than on the HP.

Performance so far is fine, using Word, Excel, and IE. Wireless performance has been fine and it is also a quiet machine, with only the faintest humming sound.

All in all, I think I have found what I have been looking for, a nice, lightweight, capable computer that cuts down on the size, weight, and cost of taking a laptop on the road and to meetings. The first road test will be the end of next week and I am looking forward to having the MSI with me.

Now if Apple would only make something this size....

FIVE WEEK UPDATE:

I have now had the MSI for about five weeks and remain very satisfied. I have used it on road trips to NJ, on-campus at meetings, and even at my son's swimming meet.
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72 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Dd on November 29, 2008
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Like the title says, I tried the Acer first. I had problems with the wireless dropping on the Acer and decided to look at options. As it turns out, I am glad I did.

For an extra $30, the MSI Wind 432 is a winner. The MSI is a half inch wider than the Acer but the depth is identical. In fact, the Acer may be a tad deeper with the 6 cell battery. The larger keyboard on the MSI is much nicer and comparatively, the 10" screen feels huge.

The trackpad on the MSI is better than the Acer with with buttons located on the bottom. The MSI does not support scrolling on the trackpad. The Acer does but it's functionality is marginal at best.

The MSI has integrated Bluetooth the Acer does not. Also, the MSI supports 802.11 draft N where the Acer does not.

Bottom line, for an extra $30 you get a 10" screen vs. 8.9", integrated Bluetooth, better orientation of trackpad buttons and 802.11 draft N. Upgrading the MSI is easier from what I have read and is capable of 2 gigs vs. 1.5 on the Acer.

I am not bashing the Acer. It is a very nice machine and it's build quality is very solid. If you are buying the netbook for everyday use and not as a novelty, the additional screen real estate and larger keyboard are really nice.

The cons:

The MSI is not well balanced. The unit is weighted toward the back. When on my lap, it has a tendency to fall backwards.

Overall, this unit rocks and I highly recommend it.

Edit 12/3/08

With all the glowing reviews of the Samsung NC10, I returned the MSI and purchased the Samsung. Nice build quality on the NC10, heavier but better balanced than the MSI. The wireless card is the same Atheros used in the Acer. I did not think to research this before I bought it.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Di on November 18, 2008
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At the time of review this is the best netbook for $430.
PROS: EVERYTHING except cons.
CONS: slow webcam, crappy speakers.

Review: I've used it for almost 2 weeks now and I love it. Removed all unneeded software. Installed software I'd use (Firefox, Chrome, Winamp, MS Office 07, Adobe Lightroom, K-Lite Codec pack, windows blinds, and some other stuff and all windows updates). When I got my 2gig stick ram (crucial) few days later, I updated BIOS to 109 and then installed ram. Updated Bios gave me option to disable onboard memory so I could use 2gb crucial ram. It also gave me option to overclock up to 1.9gHz. So everything runs smoothly, but I didnt like how the webcam worked when I used skype, it's slow but not too bad. Speakers are really bad, but with headphones it sounds really good (has equalizer software). 6 cell battery lasts at least 3 hours on heavy use and up to around 6 hours on very light use, but not 90 minutes like previous review says. Keyboard is fine, I'm a touch typer so I already got used to it. Some people complaint about touch pad and one piece mouse button, well it works good for me. Also I dont really like glossy covers, but its ok, I can put some cool graphics skin on it.
So overall, this netbook is great and its not comparable to regular notebooks, so its ok for it to have small resolution, no optical drive, small speakers etc. If you're looking for a netbook (at the time of this review) for around this price GET THIS MSI WIND.
More info and help you will find at msiwind.net
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