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.
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: 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.
Conclusion: MSI has officially announced the specifications for its latest netbook the Wind U115. The machine is billed as the world's first hybrid storage notebook and uses both a SSD and an internal HDD.
Excerpt: MSI's Wind U115 Hybird is so-called because it has an 8GB solid-state disk (SSD) and a traditional 160GB hard disk. The idea is that Windows XP is loaded on to the faster, more reliable SSD, while the slower, cheaper hard disk can be used for storing files.
In our battery tests the MSI Wind U115 lasted longer than any other netbook we've reviewed
Good Gear Guide.au
22 July 2009
Conclusion: 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.
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