Excerpt: The MSI U135DX is a low priced netbook which I bought for around $250 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is one of the more recent machines which tried to breach the increasing tablet-focused days. It runs on Intel Atom N455 processor; has a memory of 1 GB RAM and 160 HDD; an RF 802.11 b/g/n, and a 10″ WSGVA screen.
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.