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The MSI Wind is an ultraportable laptop that weighs only 2.3 pounds.

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Pros

Almost full sized keyboard

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Long battery life

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Light weight

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Clear and vibrant screen

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Nice outer casing that doesn't smudge

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Fast boot-up

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Windows XP

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OS X86 compatible

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Overclockable

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Doesn't get too hot after prolonged use

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Bluetooth connectivity

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Choice of colors

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Very quiet (the fan vents out the side and can barely be heard)

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3 USB Ports

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Cons

Only 1 mouse button

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Difficult to upgrade RAM

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Tips over easily (not well balanced)

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Windows XP

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HDD instead of SSD

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Small trackpad

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Poor speakers

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comma and period keys are thinner than most other keys

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No CD/DVD drive

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Terrible customer service.

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You have to hold down the Fn key to use the End or Home keys.

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more expensive than competitors

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Wireless drivers are not available for Linux

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Somewhat poor wireless coverage

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FN+F10 Overlocking replaced with a simple "ECO Feature"

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The MSI Wind is an ultraportable laptop that weighs only 2.3 pounds. It has a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, a 10" wide LCD screen with LED backlight technology and a keyboard that is only 20% smaller than a standard full-size keyboard. It is available with either the Windows XP operating system or Linux (although the Windows version will cost $100 more). The Wind Notebook has all the necessary features for easy WiFi, including a built-in ethernet port and built-in wireless 802.11 b/g support. One of the Wind's most defining features that will make it stand out from other ultraportable laptops is its 80GB SATA harddrive and ability to support up to 2GB of RAM.

December rumors point to a wide number of updates for the Wind at CES in January 2009. MSI has promised that a touchscreen Wind will be announced, and have stated that they are working on a larger 13.3" ultraportable, the U300.

Specifications
  • CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom
  • 512MB of DDR2 RAM (supports up to 2GB)
  • 80GB 2.5" SATA harddrive
  • 10" LCD with LED backlight (1024x600 resolution)
  • Dimensions: 10.23" x 7.08" x 0.74" (up to 1.24")
  • Weight: 2.3 lbs.
Features
  • Ability to magnify different portions of the screen
  • Outer case protection to maintain luster
  • 2.5 hours of battery life for linux, 2.5 or 5.5 hours of battery life for Windows version
  • Built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam
  • Built-in mic
  • 4-in-1 memory card reader
  • VGA port
  • 3 USB ports
Models (only differences are highlighted)
  • U100
  • U110 - 1GB RAM, 120, 160 or 250GB HDD - $499 6-cell battery, $479 for 3-cell battery with Windows, or $399 for 3-cell with Linux
  • U115 (Hybrid) - 1GB RAM, 1.3 or 2MP Camera, 802.11b/g or 802.11b/g/n, 120GB HDD with 8GB SSD or 160GB HDD with 16GB SSD
  • U120 - 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, built in 3.5G
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