MSI Wind U90 reviews and prices: 8.9" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 1 review.
MSI Wind U90 with Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz Single Core Processor, 1GB of Memory and 120GB Storage on Windows XP Home. See full product description
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Julie, York

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very light, good for internet and for word processing - keyboard excellent
Bad points:
The shift key feels in the wrong place and keep hitting it by mistake.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 May 2009

This MSI Wind U90 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 8.9
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1024 x 576 (WSVGA)
Operating system Windows XP Home
RAM (Gigabytes) 1
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 120
Number of cores Single
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Atom
Processor number N270
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.6
Connections Wireless
Weight (kg) 1
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number k.A.
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series 945GSE
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:10
Release date 2009-03-19

Also known as: Wind U90X, MSI WIND U90X

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Manufacturer's Description

The Freedom to Watch
8.9” Wide LCD Display

The U90 has selected a 8.9” wide LCD display as oppose to the typical smaller sizes to provide better comfort while viewing or reading. In addition, the 1024x 600 resolution can relief concerns of the full display of WebPages while browsing, giving you the freedom when exploring the internet.

The Latest in LED Power-Saving Backlight Technology

The U90 is embedded with the LED power-saving backlight technology in providing better color fullness and brightness, elevating the total quality of imagery. Furthermore, the lower usage of power can offer a longer operating time.

Convenient Magnifying Capability

The U90 is equipped with the capability of magnifying text within software, so you may magnify any of the words displayed on the monitor freely, making it easier when you are viewing photos, editing or reading documents.

The Freedom to Go
Lightness in Design

The frame is approximately 26 centimeters in length and 18 centimeters in width. It is only 19-31.5 mm in thickness making it extremely thin. The total weight added with the battery is not more than 1 kilogram, making the U90 very ideal for taking it on the go.

The Freedom to Operate
Ergonomic Big-Size Keyboard and Touch Pad

MSI has the same persistence for proper ergonomically design even on the keyboards of our smaller notebook computers. The keyboard of the U90 not only has great texture, it also increased the space between the keys to 17.5mm, allowing you to be as comfortable as you can. Plus, ingeniously designed spacebar and touchpad, so your fingers can move smoothly while avoiding strain.

Hard Drive with Massive Capacity

Unlike its other competitors that has compromised the memory capacity to decrease in size, the U90 is equipped with the 2.5 inch standard hard drive 80G*. It can operate just as any other notebook computers; without the worries of not having enough memory capacity to record the greatest moments in life.
*The Actual Capacity of the hard drive is based on the actual model.

The Newest Intel® Atom™ Processor

Intel® Atom™ Processor uses a brand new design structure as basis adding in as much as 47 million transistors into one single chip, and the size is not even 25 (mm)². This is smallest and uses the least energy (power usage in limited below 1 to 2.5 watts) Intel processors thus far. Not only so, this processor has more than enough mobility and outstanding functions so our users can to have complete access to the resourceful internet. Always staying connected to the variety and options of entertainment.

The Freedom to Play
The Excitement of Instant Communication

Equipped with high resolution webcam, high-performance 2 channel stereo speakers, and microphone, all fitted perfectly within the framework design, expressing the slickness of technology and the elegance of modern fashion. Web-chats can be broadcasted instantly not missing one exciting moment. The photos taken is very sharp in resolution and brilliant in colors, capturing precise imagery both indoor or out, adding more fun to instant messaging.

Wireless Internet Connection

The U90 has the 802.11b / g wireless all region internet connection and Bluetooth transmission interface, so you can enjoy the convenience of accessing the internet at home or out. There will be absolutely no obstacles getting around your daily life.

Comprehensive Multi-Media Application Interface

U90 offers a complete entertainment interface, which includes the 4 in 1 Card Reader (applicable to SD. MMC, MS, and MS Pro), so it may meet the standards of the mainstream memory cards, making it easy to upload digital files into the notebook computer. Our focus was on the common products in the market, such as PDA’s, digital cameras, digital video cameras, digital MP3 Players, Global GPS Systems and such, also connecting to the U90 through USB 2.0 Port. An external DVD burner may be added (optional) to play and burn important files at will.

Long Lasting Battery Life

The last battery life can escalate the mobility and the productiveness of the U90, which can also make your daily lives much more convenient.


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