|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
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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.
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
Things to note. This does not have 2 memory slots as advertised by Amazon - it only has one. I upgraded to 4 GB with no problems. There are reviews that HD video does not work; I hooked up a bluray player via usb and the video does stutter, but I have ordered a BroadCom BCM70010 BCM70012 HD Decoder Mini PCIe card for $25, which should correct this, if so, well worth it. Also note that this netbook does not come with bluetooth installed but also can be added for around $25. Agree with other reviews about the pros of this netbook, just wanted to add a few extra comments that may help you in your decision in reviewing this product.
>Comparative setup and features of other netbooks
>Screen- Larger screen (12in compared to 11in of other netbooks). Supports a second monitor through either a monitor port or a HDMI port.
>90%+ keyboard size as compared to 80%+ in others (that extra room makes alot of difference)
>Connectivity- bluetooth, wireless AND hard LAN connections
>Storage- 2 hard drive partitions (1 50GB primary 1 200GB secondary). Now I don't have to move my docs, pics, music, etc when I want to upgrade or replace the primary HD.
>SD Card Reader- works with Readyboost to add more RAM
>Heat- Fans blow out sideways, not down and doesn't get hot sitting on your lap even after hours running. The fan is also very quiet.
RAM- 2GB. Plenty for what I need it for and it is more than what you get with some other netbooks plus you can use Readyboost to give it an extra umphff when needed.
>Casing- the layout of the keys, overall size and weight are great.Read more ›
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I purchased the MSI U210 notebook in white on 12/13/2009. I considered purchasing the MSI L2100, which has the exact same hardware, but comes with Windows 7 pre-installed instead... Read morePublished on January 2, 2010 by MJB
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 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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