Its white lid and palm-rest contrast beautifully with the glossy black bezel of the screen and the matte black base; but the Wind U offers more than just good looks. The main purpose of the redesign was to reduce costs and the Wind U is very affordable, but that price also comes with RAM that can’t be upgraded and a battery life that is on the lower end of six cell netbook models. This means it is comfortable to use on your lap for long periods of time. We need more hardware information to help you, can you look at this question and then edit your question adding the relevant information specifically in relation to your video configuration. I have just installed Ubuntu Please, switch off ad blockers. If you use the netbook at night, you might be annoyed by the extraction fan, which sits on the left-hand side and keeps the CPU cool — and you’ll definitely be annoyed by the overly bright power LED although it’s a little less powerful than the LEDs on the HP Mini TU , which sits just above the keyboard’s delete key.

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View our privacy policy before signing up. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. Its keyboard is one of the most comfortable we’ve ever used on a netbook including the HP Mini TU. Pros Fast, bright screen, comfortable to type on, winf hard drive, runs cool and is relatively quiet.

It takes longer to identify you when you are in an environment with different lighting compared to where you took the reference photo of yourself. Single Review, online available, Long, Date: We ran down the battery by looping an Xvid-encoded video with the screen brightness all the way and the power profile set to ‘performance’.

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As a laptop manufacturer, MSI has a medium market share and is not among the Top 10 global manufacturers.

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Bottom Line The MSI Wind U netbook looks good, performs as expected, has a good amount of connectivity, and its keyboard is close to perfect.

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. You’ll be able to mi the MSI Wind U for Web browsing, watching videos, listening to music, and even for some limited photo editing; but it can be tiring to crop a series of megapixel images on its small screen, for example.

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This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a inch display-diagonal. The main purpose of the redesign was to reduce viedo and the Wind U is very affordable, but that price also comes with RAM that can’t be upgraded and a battery life that is on the lower end of six cell netbook models.

Nothing has really suffered in this version, and anyone who purchases the netbook will be happy with it. This means it is comfortable to use on your lap for long periods of time. The U has a SIM card reader in its battery compartment, but no actual modem.

MSI Wind U120 Netbook

Some warmth rises up through the palm-rest, but again it’s not hot enough to be uncomfortable. Sure, they added 3.

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We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. Sign up using Email and Vidso. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. It looks good, performs as expected, has a good amount of connectivity, and its keyboard is close to perfect.

Sign up using Facebook. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Every time we mishit the period key, we’d stare at this spare space on the keyboard and wonder whether MSI might have been better to move the up arrow key just one spot over over the right arrow key in order to give the more commonly used period and comma mso more space.

The MSI Wind U is a solid netbook with a comfortable keyboard and a more stylish design than its predecessor. Membership is free, and your security and fideo remain protected.

Now when I turn on my computer and go into Ubuntu my screen brightness is on low. There’s a bug report – look through the comments there, one of the proposed solutions is to update the netbook’s BIOS, other involve various tweaks msii the Gnome power manager. While the MSI Wind U is a slight departure in design compared to the original Wind, one annoying design aspect remains: Since the screen is so small as is the netbook as a wholeyou’re probably not likely to view it from anywhere but directly in front anyway.