Excerpt: I don’t know why the OS of my MSI netbook is Windows XP when I knew that most of U135DX are pre-installed with Windows 7 starter. But what irked me is that the Microsoft Office is only on a 60 day trial period. That means I need to spend another amount to purchase a license after the trial period expires. Another disappointment I have for the netbook is its battery life. After running the netbook for 1hour 52 mins, it ran out of juice.
Summary: Everything works perfect, keyboard is comfortable, screen is very bright. The only thing I hate about the netbook itself is that the battery life is short. I can barely reach three hours on a single charge, lowest possible brightness and minimal browsing usage. I don't know if it's just mine but that's about it. Other than that I really recommend this netbook.
Summary: I bought this for my girlfriend who takes lots of notes as part of her job and needs to be mobile. Its a well made piece of hardware, that looks good and as a gift does the trick. The built in camera and general layout of features is well planned and executed. This netbook does not cope well at all with multimedia.
Summary: Light (1.3kg incl battery), great screen, a fully charged battery will last for at least 6 hours, virtually noiseless and keyboard is very comfortable. The speakers are terrible, but I didn't buy it as my next hi-fi anyway. I got rid of the win 7 (starter) and installed ubuntu linux 10.04. It boots like a lightning and everything worked out of the box except for the ralink wi-fi card which needed some tweaking and bluetooth.
Summary: Absolutely superb netbook. Screen gives a really sharp pictures and the battery lasts very well. With the size of hard drive it drives all applications but is a little slower than a notebook but the convienience is brilliant. Keyboard is very easy to use and quiet. I'm really pleased with it. Just remember that there is no CD drive which needs to be external but thats the same for all netbooks.