Conclusion: The MSI Wind notebook cordially takes a different path and brings a welcome change into the netbook monotony with its Hybrid alternative. Concentrated less on an innovative design and more on the inner values. The objective of putting mobile properties into the center of attention has therefore been pursued consequently and offers the possibility to reach an enormous battery life - with some limitations in regards to performance and memory space.
Pros: Good case quality, Good display, ideal for outdoor missions, WLAN draft-n, Extremely long runtimes, Quiet system noise, Low heat development, Complete configuration, except for UMTS, The very low power consumption in SSD mode, the good outdoor display and the very quiet working volume.
Cons: Strongly flapping display lid, depending on the working area, Adverse positioned USB ports, Small SSD memory, Partially small keys, Display hinges with a better grip and a SSD with more capacity.
Summary: For travellers â€” or anyone who wants to work for long periods of time away from a power outlet â€” the MSI Wind U115 is perfect. Its battery life is the longest we've seen in an Intel Atom-based netbook, lasting well over five hours. We also like the inclusion of an SSD drive, but we wish it had a larger storage capacity.
Excerpt: It has a very long battery life, 802.11n wireless networking (Ralink 1t2r), Intel GMA 500 graphics, and two storage devices: a solid-state drive and a conventional spinning hard drive. As far as netbooks go, the MSI Wind U115 is a very interesting proposition but it's not without its problems.
In our battery tests the MSI Wind U115 lasted longer than any other netbook we've reviewed
Good Gear Guide.au
10 February 2010
Summary: For travellers — or anyone who wants to work for long periods of time away from a power outlet — the MSI Wind U115 is perfect. Its battery life is the longest we've seen in an Intel Atom-based netbook, lasting well over five hours. We also like the inclusion of an SSD drive, but we wish it had a larger storage capacity.
Pros: Excellent battery life, SSD and conventional hard drive, 802.11n wireless networking
Cons: Poor balance, some keys are too small, touchpad buttons are not well defined
Summary: Full marks to MSI for trying to do something different with the MSI Wind U115 Hybrid, but, despite the excellent battery life, we're not convinced there's quite enough on offer to justify the high price tag
Pros: Great battery life, Good screen, Impressive keyboard