|Screen Size||12.1 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||1.6 GHz AMD Athlon|
|RAM||2 GB SO-DIMM|
|Hard Drive||250 GB SATA|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||5 hours|
MSI U210-008US 12.1-Inch Black Netbook - 5 Hour Battery Life
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- Athlon Neo MV-40 1.6 GHz Chipset AMD RS690 + SB600
- 2GB 200-Pin DDR SO-DIMM RAM
- 250GB SATA Hard Drive, WLAN 802.11b/g/n, 1 x HDMI Port
- Windows Vista Home Premium, Battery 6 cells (5200mAh) 5 hours (depending on usage and configuration)
- LCD Type 12.1" HD WXGA 16:9, LCD Resolution 1366x768, VGA, AMD Radeon X1250
Top Customer Reviews
The downside is the software load, a whirlwind of crap ware, and the most outrageous part is that they want you to burn your own restore DVD. this device has no optical drive and they couldn't even provide a "bootable thumb drive" restore option? and furthermore, I want a clean OS, or at least the tools to install it.
I installed Windows 7 ultimate 32bit using my student volume licensing edition, with a clean install of Win 7, this thing boots un under 20 sec and is incredibly responsive.
Much as I ont care for the software load, it is a more than fair trade off for this kind of a laptop at this price. This device absolutely keeps up with $2000 ultraportable business laptops. I am already planning to buy one of these for a family member as a holiday gift. Hope that is enough of an endorsement.
If you are a college student, I recommend grabbing one of these as an accompaniment to a powerful desktop with a 22 inch display, both can be had for under $1000 today, no need to tote a 6 LB laptop around campus.
This is my first netbook size computer, and so far I have been extremely happy with the U210. It has become my main computer out of three including an older full-size Dell laptop and desktop.
Performance - I was surprised how fast this computer is. For web browsing, using MS office, and watching downloaded .avi files it performs extremely well. As others have mentioned however, while streaming videos from YouTube and Hulu are very smooth when viewed in a window, there is a lot of stuttering in full-screen. I have ordered the Broadcom HD decoder card (~$20 from Ebay) that others have mentioned and will update this review when I have a chance to install and test it out. The WiFi range is excellent. I also think the sound quality is more than acceptable from a computer this size. The screen is beautiful and the webcam performs well. Another pro is that the computer stays pretty cool and is not uncomfortable when used on your lap. The computer also runs Vista very well, and as my first experience with this OS, I have had no problems.
UPDATE: I bought and installed the Broadcom HD decoder card in 5 minutes. It goes into the empty mini PCI slot.Read more ›
My only qualms are the feel of the keyboard and the actual HD abilities of this machine.
I can just palm a basketball so my hands are closer to large than small, but I manage to type without much issue. Though, I do notice the the keyboard tends to feel a bit cheap, specifically on the right hand side (J through " area). It sort of sags in, feels soft. My other problem is the HD playback. It can playback dvd quality video no problem, but it will not play a 720 quality video without some skipping. Audio stays in sync, but it appears to skip some frames during playback. I tried a few different files and through the HDMI out, but always lagged. Non the less, not really an issue.
Poor HD playback is the only reason I didn't give a 5. Excellent NON HD media net book.
long battery, not quite 5hrs though
hard drive space
Poor HD playback
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent Netbook. I also have a Dell mini 10 and this one is far more powerfull. Installed Win 7 which works great.
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Let me start off by saying that I did quite a bit of research before deciding on this little guy.
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I did my research on netbooks because this was my first one to purchase. What I was looking for was something small enough to fit on that small airplane tray table you get in... Read morePublished on November 6, 2009 by HAZ
I had this net book for about 2 months, it has treated me well, but it rolled off of my bed, and fell 6 inches, this cause the fragile screen to disconnect and not show a picture. Read morePublished on October 25, 2009 by Brandon Farrell
After much research, I finally decided on the MSi U-210. This is by far the best netbook on the market. It runs Windows Vista and has a fast AMD processor. Read morePublished on October 15, 2009 by Techman
The good: light (3.1 lb), easy to carry; solid, full-size keyboard; fast processor for the class; upgradable to Windows 7 (waiting for the free disk); 2GB memory; runs HD video;... Read morePublished on October 12, 2009 by S. Bridges
First of all, this netbook is the best i ever had. I have tried a lots of Asus models, Acer, Hp, and Toshiba. I selling them in Russia. MSI made a very nice one model. Read morePublished on October 3, 2009 by Leonid Sirov
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