Summary: Netbook works perfect. I read specs before shopping, so I didn't expect it's ultra thin extra fast notebook with 8 hour battery :) . Just pays the price. It was delivered very fast with free mouse & grey/white bag with special surface for mouse.
Summary: I bought this computer about 6 months ago, and I have not been happy with it for one single day. I am having such a terrible time with how slow it is today, that I thought if I could save one person from buying this computer, then I would have possibly rectified my mistake. I cannot use this computer without plugging in the power cord. It is simply just too slow to do anything unless plugged in. I effectively bought a desktop because of how unportable it is.
Summary: Bought and setup up for a family member. Lots of bloatware but not too difficult too remove. Was a great gift for the +50 year old family member. I have not had much experience with it past the initial setup but I have not heard any complaints :)
Summary: I like this little computer. It's small, but it is a notebook not a netbook. I have the netbook and it was a little too small. The keys on this are large but the letters are too light, hard to see in dim light. Other than that, loads of RAM and lg hard drive. Comes with windows not just the starter. Very pleased.
Summary: I recently purchased this netbook and the ASUS 1215N. Many seem to compare these two machines, and so did I. This MSI is by far a better computer, do not let the specs only fool you. I returned the ASUS. This MSI is a solid machine, powerful enough for the simple graphics/mapping software I needed to use. Runs movies just fine, and the HDMI output works. Surfing the web and using LibreOffice all work well. This PC is responsive.
Definitely An Ultraportable Notebook--not a netbook!
1 March 2011
Summary: I bought this ultraportable notebook because my existing 17" notebook started failing. Having used a netbook temporarily, I liked the idea of a much smaller, more portable computer, but I did not want to give up the power of my AMD64-based notebook. I work in the technology sector, managing systems and data warehouses remotely using Ubuntu Linux, and need both performance and features.
Summary: I bought this becuase the screes size, at 11.6 diagonally, was just right. There are some benefits and drawbacks to this machine. Benefits: -1. Screen size. I found 10.1 inch screen a little small for my needs. But 11.6 inch screen(with 1366x768 resolution) is excellent, but it still remains a pretty small mobile computer. If you ask me, 11.6 inches is the ideal size. -2. Full version of Windows 7.
Summary: First, this is a NETbook, not a notebook. With that caveat, it's a great buy. Three things attracted me: the 11.6" display is a little larger than most netbooks, it came stock with 2Gb of RAM instead of 1, and the supplied OS is Win7 Home Premium (64-bit!) instead of Win7 Starter. It's faster than I expected in a netbook, and seems to manage MS Word and Outlook 2007 just fine, though the latter can be a little sluggish.
Better than many nettops; CPU speed halved on battery
25 October 2010
Summary: Searching for the second, slower home laptop, I didn't really want a netbook because I had a problem with small screens and small keyboards, so I was considering tablets for a while. Having had an iPad in the past, I'd rather wait for the second generation. The Android or Palm OS tablets are not yet serious contenders, thus I finally focused more on laptops and netbooks due to their versatility.
Summary: The MSI U230 Light is a netbook and therefore not designed to compete with a desktop...but this one does surprisingly well. I got one to take on the road and I am pleasantly surprised. Got $59 off, and it comes with Windows 7 Home premium, has a decent keyboard, AND an HDMI connector AND an n series wireless modem. I have added a 2GB SD card and a cheap wireless mouse and it makes for a decent portable box...much better than the Blackberry!