Conclusion: Move over, Asus: MSI has skipped the imitation game that most other manufacturers have played so far and actually bested the Eee with the Wind. Its $550 price tag may make it $150 more than the original Eee, but the refinement and features MSI has added make it well worth the premium, especially...
Pros: Bright and spacious 10-inch screen; lightweight and portable; powerful
Cons: Three-cell battery may be inadequate; build quality could be a tad better
Excerpt: Wind Of Change MSI has been quick to bring their Wind Netbook to India, and we received the 6-cell version. With Intel releasing their Atom processors, all the top laptop manufacturers have been focussing on making compact and cheap laptops for the masses.
Summary: Overall, the MSI Wind is a great laptop and it lies in between the Acer One and the ASUS EeePC 1000H in price. In terms of features, it lags behind the Eee PC 1000H, but the 6-cell version of the MSI Wind is priced at Rs 29,000. This makes it a little expensive as compared to the MSI Wind.
Summary: It'll be very hard to actually find a fault with the MSI Wind. Honest, I'm not joking. Having played with both the Asus EeePC 1000 and the MSI Wind, I would say that both of them are very similar. The only thing which I can think of, which could affect consumers decision is the 3-Cell battery.
Pros: - Uses Intel's ATOM CPU@ 1.6Ghz, - 1Gb of DDR2 ram, - 120Gb SATA HDD, - Good build quality, - Good features, - Wireless/WiFi, - 10" anti-glare screen, - 4-in-1 card reader, - 3 USB ports, - D-Sub for extrenal monitor
Summary: Our discussion of the MSI Wind U100 must unfortunately end with its least attractive feature: the price. Despite the fact that the system is well-rounded and only truly falling short in the battery life department, its price threatens to sink the whole endeavor.
Summary: On paper, the MSI Wind should be able to blow the Asus Eee PC out of the water, but as always, a hands on evaluation will put this question to rest. It's got a real hard drive, giving you a solid 80GB of storage capacity.
Pros: Feature set is very impressive on paper, Large keyboard and 10-inch display, Real 80GB hard drive for decent storage, Three times as many USB ports as MacBook Air, Looks great, good build quality too
Cons: Performance isn't fantastic; struggles with multi-tab web browsing, Gets hot really easily, really quickly, Where's the more budget-minded model?, Battery life is disappointing