The 3-cell battery does limit its overall running time however. The biggest difference is a move to a slightly faster Atom N processor and a It’s small and fairly light about 1kg , and it’s sturdy enough to take a beating. The Wind offers a sturdy chassis that will take your constant handling in stride. To deal with the extra power, you’ll notice the fan kicks in to life and stays on for the duration you run Turbo Boost. Single Review, online available, Long, Date:

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Please, switch off ad blockers. Picture that was used for package was chosen in that manner so that your new notebook looks like it came with a gift bow. To deal with the extra power, you’ll notice the fan kicks in to life and stays on for the duration you run Turbo Boost.

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. MSI Wind U seems perfect for work on long journeys or a day on the beach.

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 mai twice as long as the U did in our tests. Because of that U90 lacks also Bluetooth adapter. What’s more, we encountered a few technical glitches that made for a frustrating experience. While the design and features don’t look as cutting edge as they once did, this is still a great netbook, and if you’re after an all-in-one solution, it looks like a good option.

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Comp Reviews What will make or break a netbook for most consumers is the overall feel and design of the laptop.

Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 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. Digital Trends Move over, Asus: The U wraps all of this up in a chassis no bigger or heavier than other inch netbooks running with 6-cell batteries.

This AE is an attractively designed touchscreen PC, which is easy to use and looks good to boot. Other characteristics are identical to model U which can be sad for our impressions too. Sure, they added 3. The 3-cell battery does limit its overall running time however.

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The biggest difference is a move to a slightly faster Atom N processor and a The netbook has by far the best battery times seen in a netbook so far, a solid and comfortable keyboard, a great matte display, as well as a fully featured spec-sheet. Nothing has really suffered in this version, and anyone who purchases the netbook will be happy with it.

A better idea would be to use or run all this from a profile, which is sadly missing here and very much needed we feel. MSI has skipped the imitation game that most other manufacturers have played so far and actually bested the Eee with the Wind.

For travellers — or anyone who wants to work for long periods of time away from a power outlet — the MSI Wind U is perfect.

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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. While some models of the U comes with a 9-cell battery, the UUS uses a 6-cell battery which results in a below average running time compared to similarly netbooks. But viddo solidly-built mini-notebooks are just around the corner, including Lenovo’s S10 and probably an entry from Dell this fall.

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If you’re looking to use this machine for the daily commute, you may find it a little large but as a basic everyday machine it’s simply fantastic. It’s small and fairly light about 2.

Techradar Naturally, this only works when you’re plugged in.

The case has more squared corners and mixed color scheme that give it a sleek design. We never once felt as though compromises had been made. The Wind U Luxury is a netbook alternative from MSI, which attracts attention especially due to its built-in components and a fideo long-life battery. But other solidly-built mini-notebooks are just around the corner, including Lenovo’s S10 and probably vido entry from Dell this Autumn.

If you can, wait.