The hybrid combination of SSD and HDD storage devices has its pros, most evident in long battery life, but such a thing always reflects on the price. For travellers — or anyone who wants to work for long periods of time away from a power outlet — the MSI Wind U is perfect. Computer Shopper You know a notebook has hit the sweet spot in design when it elicits jealous looks from owners of both full-size laptops and the tiny Asus Eee PC. In fact, the identically priced Toshiba NB is equally attractive and offers an impressive number of unique features, and it lasted more than twice as long as the U did in our tests. It’s small and fairly light about 2. While the chassis and basic design hasn’t changed much, the Wind has picked up a few handy updates over the last couple months that help keep it competitive with the onslaught of new netbook offerings.

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MSI skyrocketed to the top of the mini-notebook field last June when netbooks with inch displays were rare and when no other netbook, regardless of size, could tout more than five hours of battery life.

With its unique storage and exceptional mobility, the Wind U Hybrid is one of the best netbooks around. Techradar Naturally, this only works when you’re plugged in. If you care more about price than endurance, then the U is worth considering.

While the original specs that called for an 80GB hard drive with 3-cell battery can still be found, most Winds on sale today pack GB and a beefier 6-cell unit.

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Digital Trends Move over, Asus: If this works is shown in the following test The Wind offers a sturdy chassis that will take your constant handling in stride. In fact, the identically priced Toshiba NB is equally attractive and offers an impressive number of unique features, and it lasted more than twice as long as the U did in our tests. Comp Reviews What will make or break a netbook for most consumers is the overall feel and design of the laptop.


Though most of the MSI Wind U’s specs follow the standard netbook formula, its incredible battery life makes it a standout. From a design point, MSI deserves 9. Its high-price is off-putting though, so carefully consider your needs and budget. The Wind U Luxury is a netbook alternative from MSI, which attracts attention especially due to its built-in components and a promised long-life battery.

After all, the U’s exterior is eye-catching – even sexy, considering the glossy deep-blue finish of our review model. The Wind UH represents a minor update from the incumbent.

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Although it looks nice we got impression that black one would suite this model better and any stains would be less noticeable. PC Pro So, the Wind is, in the main, the breath of fresh air we’d hoped for all along.

It’s stylish, it’s easy to type on and it’s quick.

The netbook will stay alive for a good 3 hours, which is decent for standard use, but you end up paying for a 6-cell battery that should really be giving you two or three more hours of work uu100.

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a inch display-diagonal.

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Most videi the changes are appreciated but not spectacular: Laptop Mag If there were a Survivor: Power saving version of the Atom N with additional Virtualization Support and more power saving techniques. It doesn’t have the looks to pull off a premium price tag and although it’s a good performer, it’s verging into traditional laptop territory.


Its pricing brings it dangerously close to fully-fledged laptops, and leaves the value-for-money crown firmly in the Acer Aspire one’s possession, but for less than a quarter of the Sony VGN-TZ31’s cost, you simply cannot buy a better ultraportable. If you can, wait. Laptop Mag An update to the original MSI Wind, the U boasts a snazzier chassis and an aggressive price—but the competition vdeo caught up.

viveo The combination of both SSD and HDD in one unit is a clever trick, so you can use each storage medium for what it does best. The biggest difference is a move to vudeo slightly faster Atom N processor and a A small and light ultra mobile PC, which looks and performs better than some of its rivals. As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers.

The 80GB hard drive is a standard laptop hard disc that has been partitioned into two. Combined with the more attractive choice of colours, free carry bag in the box, and an extended warranty to 2 years, we feel the original MSI Wind U is not just the first Wind, it also breezes into first place.

We never once felt as though compromises had been made. MSI has skipped the imitation game that most other manufacturers have played so far and actually bested the Eee with the Wind.