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MSI U160

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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
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Performance 8
8.0

MSI WIND U160DX

ITP.net
27 January 2011
  • Summary: Verdict: The Wind U160DX distinguishes itself from a number of other netbooks on the market with its blend of looks and performance.
  • Pros: Distinctive looks, bright LCD screen, decent performance, travel friendly.
  • Cons: No button to disable the trackpad, battery stand can be a pain when the netbook is in your lap.
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Overall 8
7.7
Performance 6
5.5
Battery performance 10
10
Display 7
6.9
Weight 9
9.3
Noise 8
8.4
Gaming performance 4
3.6
Connectivity 7
7.3
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 9
8.5

Review MSI Wind U160 Netbook

Notebookcheck
21 November 2010
  • Conclusion: The MSI Wind U160 is yet another representative of the netbook sector. The 10 inch device with a WSVGA display and a maximum resolution of 1024x600 pixels doesn't only look great, but was also able to win the much desired " iF Product Design Award 2010 ". The Wind U160 is available in two colors, which are Jet Black or, like our test sample, in a successful Fancy Gold .
  • Pros: Long battery life, Design and looks, Bluetooth, Workmanship, As known, there is no accounting for taste. But MSI Wind U160 has literally brought us a fresh wind in the black-white monotony of notebooks and netbooks.
  • Cons: Sound, Uneven display illumination, Constantly running fan, Temperature under load, Design is balanced, workmanship is suitable. The recommended retail price of 349.00 euro is just. Just like the good battery life. The only thing missing now is a better fan control paired with cooler temperatures under load.
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Overall 8
7.7
Performance 6
5.5
Battery performance 10
10
Display 7
6.9
Weight 9
9.3
Noise 8
8.4
Gaming performance 4
3.6
Connectivity 7
7.3
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 9
8.5

Review MSI Wind U160 Netbook

Notebookcheck
21 November 2010
  • Conclusion: The MSI Wind U160 is yet another representative of the netbook sector. The 10 inch device with a WSVGA display and a maximum resolution of 1024x600 pixels doesn't only look great, but was also able to win the much desired " iF Product Design Award 2010 ". The Wind U160 is available in two colors, which are Jet Black or, like our test sample, in a successful Fancy Gold .
  • Pros: Long battery life, Design and looks, Bluetooth, Workmanship, As known, there is no accounting for taste. But MSI Wind U160 has literally brought us a fresh wind in the black-white monotony of notebooks and netbooks.
  • Cons: Sound, Uneven display illumination, Constantly running fan, Temperature under load, Design is balanced, workmanship is suitable. The recommended retail price of 349.00 euro is just. Just like the good battery life. The only thing missing now is a better fan control paired with cooler temperatures under load.
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: MSI Wind U160 Netbook

Wired
23 October 2010
  • Excerpt: !” is at the top of everyone’s netbook wish list. And MSI delivers that with the sexy Wind U160, which pushes battery life into transatlantic territory.
  • Pros: Impressively travel-friendly battery life. Great looks and pleasantly light at 2.6 pounds. Offers all the netbook meat and potatoes: 802.11n, 250-GB HDD, and 1 GB of RAM. Managed energy consumption means cool, quiet operation. Decent netbook bang for the buck.
  • Cons: Large battery and hinge add junk to that trunk. Slooow 3+ hour recharge time. Tinny sound makes headphones nearly mandatory. Webcam mic is oddly positioned at the right of the screen. Large trackpad button feels mushy.
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Overall 8
8.0

MSI Wind U160 Netbook

Tech2
5 July 2010
  • Excerpt: This model is the latest netbook by MSI, a piping hot model from their Wind series released few days back in India. MSI knows their stuff when it comes to netbooks, and this one's got a heavy claim of super juiced up battery life, plus it sports all the candy that a new netbook should like the Atom N450, 16p Gb HDD etc. So let’s take a closer look.
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Overall 7
7.0

MSI Wind U160 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
21 March 2010
  • Summary: The MSI Wind U160 ($379) isn't perfect--its battery juts out of the back and its keys are smallish--but on the whole it's a strong choice in the 10-inch category. This machine offers especially long battery life, good performance, and one of the lightest designs you'll find. However, we prefer the $299 ASUS Eee PC 1001P , which offers a more comfortable keyboard, comparable battery life, identical specs, and a sleek--but heavier--design for less money.
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Overall 8
8.0

MSI Wind U160DX review: A lightweight netbook with good performance and battery life

Good Gear Guide.au
11 January 2011
  • Summary: The little MSI Wind U160DX netbook builds on the company's good reputation in this market segment. This model performed well in our tests, has good battery life, and most importantly, it's thin, light and well priced.
  • Pros: Only 1.25kg, good performance results for a netbook, good battery life
  • Cons: Touchpad a little annoying, can be uncomfortable to use on your lap
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Overall 8
8.0

MSI Wind U160 review

PC Advisor
5 October 2010
  • Summary: The recently launched MSI Wind U160 10-inch netbook is by far the most good looking MSI Wind netbook we've come across to date.
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Overall 8
8.0

MSI Wind U160

Pocket Lint
13 August 2010
  • Conclusion: If there is one particular failing that the MSI Wind U160 has as a netbook, it is that it only comes with 1GB RAM, meaning you'll be wanting to upgrade almost as soon as you get it home (about £30). Otherwise there is little on offer to differentiate the MSI Wind U160 from other netbook rivals. But at the same time the Wind U160 doesn't do anything wrong.
  • Pros: Design, keyboard is pretty good, battery life
  • Cons: Some left-side keyboard flex, glossy screen and finish will attract reflections and fingerprints, only 1GB RAM, no trackpad shortcuts
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Overall 8
7.7

MSI Wind U160 Review

KitGuru
6 August 2010
  • Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × The netbook phenomenon has exploded in recent years with almost every major manufacturer entering into this lucrative market. MSI were one of the pioneers with the 2008 Wind U100 selling en masse to a cost conscious audience. I had one of these units for 9 months and I have to say it was a reliable netbook, even if it was slow as molasses.
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