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.
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 better choice for use as a sole computer.
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
Excerpt: MSI's Wind Top AE1900 is basically a 19in widescreen display with laptop components built into the rear. It's one of the most attractive PCs here, with a clear plastic strip surrounding the white screen bezel and a clear plastic stand at the back. There's a webcam above the screen and all ports and controls are tucked away behind the screen edges.