When you lean the screen back, it tends to want to tip backwards, which means you need to be careful when taking your hands off the netbook while using it on your lap or on the edge of the couch, for example we almost ended up doing some inadvertent drop testing. After prolonged use, the Wind U gets only slightly warm. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. The case has more squared corners and mixed color scheme that give it a sleek design. It’s a useful feature to have when you want to save yourself a few keystrokes during boot-up. We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. If you can live with the poor balance and undersized period and comma keys, then there’s no reason why you should not buy this netbook.

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Hexus Built firmly on the foundations laid down by the original Wind, MSI’s new netbook baby, the Wind UH, is more of the same, but with a slight twist. I used one of the suggestions from the bug report page comment Here is the command that worked for me.

If you care more about price than endurance, then the U is worth considering. Laptop Mag An update to the original MSI Wind, the U boasts a snazzier chassis and an aggressive price—but the competition has caught up.

Would you buy this? The result indicates the Wind U netbook is a good unit for watching movies while on the road. For security, you can either settle for Windows XP’s login password or you can enable the supplied face-recognition software, which can log you in by scanning your face.


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vieo View our privacy policy before signing up. My computer is an MSI U The ratings of MSI laptops are above average in the tests as of 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. Nothing has really suffered ms this version, and anyone who purchases the netbook will be happy with it.

Sign up using Email and Password. Its keyboard is one u12 the most comfortable we’ve ever used on a netbook including the HP Mini TU. I will do that. Post as a guest Name. It came with Windows XP.

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Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. While the MSI Wind U is a slight departure in design compared to the original Wind, one annoying design aspect remains: Its keys are 17mm wide, and it would be perfect if not for the undersized period and comma keys. 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 to the Gnome power manager. Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.


Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. My friend talked me through “backlight” but it didn’t help. It looks good, performs as expected, has a good amount of connectivity, and its keyboard is close to perfect.

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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. It has a non-glossy Its viewing angles from the side and from the top are adequate.

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 TUwhich sits just above the keyboard’s delete key. It also doesn’t emit too much heat. We only wish the period and comma keys were bigger and that the balance of the unit was better.