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MSI Wind U120-001US 10-Inch Gray Netbook - 6 Cell Battery

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  • Intel Atom 1.6 GHz Processor, 512 KB L2 Cache, 533 MHz Bus speed
  • 1GB DDR2 667MHz RAM
  • 160 GB SATA Hard Drive
  • Windows XP Home Edition, 6 Cell Battery
  • Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN and Modem Module, Built-in 802.11b/g WLAN Card
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Screen Size10 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Processor1.6 GHz Intel Celeron
RAM1000 MB DDR2-SDRAM
Hard Drive120 GB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand NameMSI
Item model numberU120-001US
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows XP Professional
Item Weight2.6 pounds
Color Gray
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
  
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ASINB001P5GKBW
Best Sellers Rank #15,804 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.6 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 1, 2009
  
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Color: Gray

Msi Wind U120 Netbook PC, Gray/Black10" WSVGA LCD Display; Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz Processor; 1GB (onBoard) DDR2-667 Memory; 160GB SATA Hard Drive; AW-GE780 (802.11bg) WLAN; No Bluetooth; Windows XP HomeFeatures:* The U120 has selected a 10"wide LCD display as oppose to the typical smallersizes to provide better comfort while viewing or reading. In addition, the 1024x 600 resolution canrelief concerns of the full display of WebPages while browsing, giving you the freedom when exploring the internet.* Lightness in Design: The frame is approximately 26 centimeters in length and 18centimeters in width. It is only 33 mm in thickness making it extremely thin. The total weight added with the battery is not more than 1 kilogram, making the U120 Series very ideal for taking it on the go.* Exclusive MSI EasyFace (Face Identification Software) Inside:1. EasyFace Manager: Through the embedded webcam of the U120, the Easy FaceManager function can scan the face of the user and record reorganization through eyes, cheekbones, jaw line, and nose. The user can adjust the level for personal security identification. (One user IDcan store up to ten facial images). Furthermore, the power setting of the Easy Face Manager can adjust the standby time. The U120 can save power by switching off when it hasn't been operated in the setting time.2. EasyFace Logon: According to theEasy Face Manager Face Identification, you can access the U120 by entering the user's ID or password operating through Easy Face Logon.3. EasyFaceAutoLocker: When the user has been away from the screen of U120 for a period of time, the Easy FaceAutoLocker will detect this and secure the U120. This is to prevent strangers from accessing the content of the user, it also saves power. The user has to go through the Easy Face Logon feature to access the U120 again.* Ergonomic Big-Size Keyboard and Touch Pad: MSI has the same persistence forproper ergonomically design even on t

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Great computer, not as powerful as my desktop, but perfect for travel.
David Eisenberg
No matter how careful I am to prevent my palm in touching the pad, it's really difficult to avoid it.
Seth
One unit has a wireless device that keeps losing its settings and intermittently disconnects.
Mary Smith

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75 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Leo Spaceman on February 19, 2009
Color Name: Gray Verified Purchase
I bought this for a friend and have been setting up software and updates for them over the past couple of days. I think the styling of the HP Mini is much nicer than the MSI Winds, but I'm getting battery life of 4 hours and change on this for a much better price. I think most folks can put up with that.

The gray, angular design really evokes some of HPs designs from about 3 years ago, like if an HP business notebook and the MSI Wind U100 had a baby together. Or if an MSI Wind had a baby with another MSI Wind, but it turned out the biological father was really an HP business notebook. Anyhow, this goes to say that while this isn't a Vivienne Tam fashion statement, it doesn't come across looking like a toy either, as some of the other netbooks do. It feels solid, even without crazy aluminum unibody casing or something like that.

I will say that there are a few quirks in the unboxing process that caught me by surprise. One is the the boot-up/install time. You turn the thing on, and it sits there for 15+ minutes installing Windows, I guess, onto a 30 GB partition of the hard drive. The other partition is ~100 GB, and labelled D:, but this is non-obvious to novice users who might wonder where the heck the rest of their drive space went.

The other unboxing/first-time use thing is that the WiFi and camera have to be turned on with a combination of the Fn key and the top row of F-keys. I'm sure this was in the paper insert somewhere in the box, but it wasn't obvious to me, and it would've been nicer to just have a big fat button with a lighted symbol of what it was supposed to turn on, e.g. a webcam or a wireless/radio symbol. By the way, the webcam image is nothing to write home about, but it does ok for Skype etc.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By David Eisenberg on February 16, 2009
Color Name: White
I've owned my MSI Wind, w/6 cell battery, since November, and have no complaints (but, one suggestion). After traveling with notebook computers for at least the past 15 years, it is great to finally have an alternative that weighs less then 3 lbs, has a long battery life, and runs all the software that I normally use on the road.

One suggestion for MSI -- ship the netbook w/the Wi Fi turned on, or at least a card with a hint to his Fn F11 to turn it on. I only found out by finding that hint on the internet. Several friends who saw my MSI Wind went out and bought one of their own. They all like 'em... but all called to ask how to turn on the Wi Fi!

Great computer, not as powerful as my desktop, but perfect for travel. And, the price just keeps getting better!
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Keith J. Epstein on March 7, 2009
Color Name: White Verified Purchase
The MSI Wind is a perfectly serviceable netbook, with a nice 10 inch screen, massive (for the genre) hard drive, great keyboard (with nearly full-size layout), and it is very lightweight. Battery life is adequate, but not quite the battery life you would expect from a 6-Cell Battery. The one flaw is that it is not possible to add additional RAM to this unit -- the prior version of the Wind is set up to allow the owner to add an additional 1GB stick of SO-DIMM. I ordered this unit before there had been any reviews. Had I known that it would not take additional RAM, I would not have ordered it. That said, if it is unlikely you would ever add RAM yourself, this netbook may be exactly what you are looking for.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ms.ML H on February 21, 2009
Color Name: White
I received my netbook yesterday, and so far I am very pleased with it. First, let me say, I am NOT a techie kind of girl. I purchased this machine because I am starting a masters program and I wanted something I could carry in my book bag. It's connecting well to the wireless router in my house and I'd say the internet speed (on Chrome browser)is absolutely as fast as my desktop. The keyboard is a smidge smaller than a traditional laptop, but I can still touch type with it.Web pages are surprisingly easy to view- I expected it to be far more limited. I did not upgrade the memory from one to two gig yet but I have had no problem with performance even with more than one application open at a time. I am not loving formatting a document on this screen, but then I am using office 2007 (not included on the MSI Wind) for the first time and kind of hating the new program, so I don't think I can really blame the computer for that. Things that aren't so great- the track pad is pretty bad with difficult to click right and left buttons- I plan to use a usb mouse. Also the speakers aren't great quality. All things considered, for the price and the portability, I am impressed with this little computer.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By b on March 11, 2009
Color Name: White
When I bought my MINI 10, I wasn't sure how to load programs on it. I do not have my computers networked, and I was under the impression that it would connect to my computer via a USB port . . . obviously, I'm not a computer IT person . . . but I do love new gadgets! It was very EASY to boot up. Everything practically loaded itself! I found that by copying my program CDs to my flash drive, they were simply a "click and install" option to load them on the Mini. I thought I was going to have more difficulty, but so far loading programs has been pretty easy. The Wi-fi is REALLY easy to use. If you set it up to automatically search for available connections, it's very convenient wherever you are at! I needed to have the XP OS so my Palm could sync with my Palm Desktop (I use it for my calendar and appointments). The program loaded very easily. I still need to sit down and plug in the Palm cradle to see if it will work, but I'm confident that it will not be difficult. In any case, I love working on my MINI! I will have to say that I put out $20 for a wireless mouse . . .I just prefer it to the pad on the laptop (any laptop for that matter!). Haven't run into any problems yet. . . time will tell all! I would definitely reccomend the MINI to anyone who wants quick access and has good sight! I'm sure that the small sized screen would be difficult for someone with bad sight!

6 week update - LOVE the mini10 W.I.N.D., but NOT the lack of WARRANTY from MSI! The 10-inch WIND is a great little computer for the price. I'm a basic user, meaning that I usually use it for internet, to sync my PALM, watch converted movies, and play games (simple word games - not high action games). It's convenient to carry and is all around EASY to use.
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