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MSI Wind U110-031US 10.1-Inch Silver Netbook - Over 14 Hours of Battery Life

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  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 Processor
  • System Memory 1G (on Board) DDR2-533, 1 Open SO-Dimm slot Memory Upgrade Max 2 GB
  • 160Gb SATA Hard Drive
  • 10" WSVGA 1024*600 VGA Display, Intel GMA500 Graphics
  • Windows XP Home, 9 Cell Battery (7800mAh)
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Brand NameMSI
Item model numberU110-031US
Item Weight3.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.23 x 7.08 x 1.20 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel
  
Additional Information
ASINB002NU5TRY
Best Sellers Rank #30,161 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.9 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 3, 2009
  
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Amazon.com Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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U110-031US - INTEL - ATOM - Z530 - 1.6 GHZ - DDR2 SDRAM - 1 GB - SERIAL ATA - 16

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kerrick Long on January 7, 2010
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I got this netbook for my grandmother, and after seeing how amazing it is, I ordered one for myself. The battery life truly is over 14 hours of normal internet-browsing usage, which is just shocking! The keyboard doesn't feel too cramped (except the fact that the [.], [,], and [/] buttons are a bit thinner than the rest, which can be a pain for a developer), and the indicator lights are well-placed.

It comes with Windows XP, but I'll soon be replacing it with Windows 7 on mine, because I don't like running ten-year-old operating systems. Out of the box, though, it handles streaming music from Lala, video from Hulu, and medium-to-heavy internet usage all just fine.

Having the card reader is nice, and with the 160GB hard drive, you've got room to store your photos when you empty your card to shoot more. The power cord plugs into the left of the machine, and the headphone jack is on the right. There are three USB ports between the left and right sides. Overall, it feels very balanced, I like the port setup.

My grandmother got hers on sale for $299 at Newegg, but by the time I realized I wanted one too, it was back up to $399. I came to Amazon, and they met me in the middle, around $350.

RAM could use an upgrade if you plan on being a super-heavy user, but it works fine for me having music playing, 10-15 internet tabs open (I use Google Chrome), and running Aptana Studio (which is Java-based, so it's a 'heavy' application) with the stock 1GB.

UPDATE: I've been asked about its screen, so I'll add this bit. It's got a matte screen, so it works really well in all sorts of situations - the brightness goes high enough for direct sunlight, even! I personally hate glossy, so I'm glad it's matte.
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By Nyappy Cat on June 4, 2013
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This is above average for a netbook, to say the least. I have had prior positive experience with MSI as a motherboard manufacturer, and expected good things from this product. This is a good netbook; for those who understand the limitations of a netbook, it is not simply a small laptop. It is weaker by nature; it has a smaller storage capacity, in exchange for long battery life and easy-carry capability. The only downside to this product is how bulky the battery is. The clips that keep it locked in place are not strong enough to hold such a heavy battery onto its base if it is going to be handled roughly. I would not recommend this to anyone who is careless with, or a beginner to using electronics. If you understand what care it takes to maintain your belongings to any degree, you will have no problem with this. You must hold it so the battery is being supported at all times for best results, as the clips will wear out in time (especially if you take it apart a great number of times, for any reason or purposefully dislodge the battery without unlocking it, obviously). As for the battery life, superb. At best, using lowest screen brightness, with light internet browsing and mostly word-processor use for note taking in classes, and allowed to Sleep while not being used; it can be expected to hold a 15 hour battery life. With non-stop very heavy usage at maximum settings, expect anywhere from 5 to 12 hours of battery life, depending upon the condition and age of the battery (if you buy this model used). I give it 5 stars because it's truly excellent for a netbook computer. I would very highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys netbooks.
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While I had high opinions of this netbook when I first received it, I was left pretty dissapointed. I will say that the battery life is predtty much as good as it states, but you have to constantly put on the battey saver option everytime you open the netbook. This is the only reason why I gave this 2 stars. For the cons, I wazs not impressed that in order to upgrade to 2 GB RAM, you have to break the warranty seal, so in essence it's not really worth it. Speaking of warranty, their service is awful! The battery is very heavy and the clips that hold it to the computer are very very flimsy, and broke within 2 weeks of me getting the computer so the battery wouldnt stay in. When I called for warranty info, I was told after waiting for 2 hours on hold, and then leaving a message, and having some guy that couldn't even speak english call me back 6 hours later, that I would have to send it to their repair depot, at my expense, and they required insurance (total cost to ship it would have been over $40) and then it would take 3 to 10 weeks to repair and have it sent back, again at my expense. I was very happy and lucky that these issues came up within the 30 days for me to return it to amazon. Overall, I would pass on this computer and pick one that has a better reputation and durability.
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