Pros

  • Strong performance
  • Generous storage capacity

At A Glance

The MSI Wind 12 U230 offers a roomy screen in a portable package, with strong performance but fleeting battery life.

Manufacturer’s Description

Not Available

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.msicomputer.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number U230033US
Processor
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Cache size 0.5 KB
Display
Display size 12.1 inches
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 320.0 GB
Drive Controllers Serial ATA II
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
General Information
UPC Code 816909069242
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 4.0 hours
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
Memory Stick PRO 1.0
Available Interfaces HDMI
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
PC Card Slots 0
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Dimensions
Width 11.7 inches
Depth 7.7 inches
Height 1.7 inches
Weight 3.1 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.9 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software ArcSoft: Magic-i Visual Effects 2, Print Creations, Webcam Companion 3; Microsoft Works; WinRAR
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 56.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:48   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 623.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 513.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 546.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 941.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 581.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 1142.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 404.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 526.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 343.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 18.26   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 12.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 15.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 10.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 3.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 2.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 10.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 7.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 13.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 724.0