Summary: Verdict As an entertainment machine this Wind Top is a mixed bag. That said, if you aren't after HD playback and gaming, this machine makes an excellent web and e-mail PC and, since it also packs a memory card reader, you can use it to show off photos as well.
Excerpt: After a few grim years ceded to the iMac, PC-based all-in-one desktops are making an LL Cool J-esque comeback. Their next move: Make the switch from semi-luxe gear designed for highly-aesthetic environments to the mega-cheap world that the netbook has built.
Pros: Amazingly affordable and loaded to the gills. Touchscreen makes this a perfect kiddie computer. Slim profile lets it fit just about anywhere. Cuter than a box of puppies.
Cons: Performance problems dog the user at every turn. Flashing blue hard-drive activity light is front and center, terribly distracting and impossible to cover up. Bundled keyboard and mouse are beyond cheap. Webcam aim can’t be adjusted.
Conclusion: For the bargain basement price, MSI’s AE1900 Wind Top makes a fine living room machine, spare computer, or e-mail station. Though it costs about $130 more than your average netbook, the Wind Top offers a bigger screen with touch capabilities, an optical drive, and full-sized peripherals, making it a...
Pros: Inexpensive; energy efficient; no trialware; face login works well
Cons: Monitor stand glitch; low screen resolution; cheap peripherals; not powerful enough for HD; no video output; weak touch-based software