Pros

  • Reasonably Bright 10-inch display
  • Hardy construction

Cons

  • Not much in the way of extra software
  • Not much in the way of extra software

At A Glance

MSI's Wind is a hardy - if vanilla - mini-note, but for the Windows XP faithful it offers enough oomph for the job.

Manufacturer’s Description

The MSI U100-869US Netbook is an ultra-portable light computing solution that goes easily wherever you do. Running the efficient Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor and 1GB of DDR2 memory, the MSI U100-869US Netbook is the perfect platform for browsing the web, checking email, watching your favorite online videos, and more.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.msicomputer.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 9S7-N01154-869
Processor
Processor type Intel Atom N270
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Display
Display size 10.0 inches
Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 600
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel GMA950
Storage
Drive size 80.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 816909061383
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Firewire 0
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Microphone input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 g
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 10.1 inches
Depth 7.1 inches
Height 1.2 inches
Weight 3.3 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.3 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Included Software Driver Disc
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 36.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Battery
Battery Life 2:24:08 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 755.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 571.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 622.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 1241.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 1025.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 761.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 717.0   seconds (lower is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 1098.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0