It came with Windows XP. When you lean the screen back, it tends to want to tip backwards, which means you need to be careful when taking your hands off the netbook while using it on your lap or on the edge of the couch, for example we almost ended up doing some inadvertent drop testing. MSI skyrocketed to the top of the mini-notebook field last June when netbooks with inch displays were rare and when no other netbook, regardless of size, could tout more than five hours of battery life. Everything that was good about the erstwhile MSI netbook standard-bearer is here too, including super-bright screen, decent keyboard and above-average build quality. This has a lot to do with the large number of vent holes on the base. After prolonged use, the Wind U gets only slightly warm. My friend talked me through “backlight” but it didn’t help.

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The MSI Wind U is a solid netbook with a comfortable keyboard and a more stylish design than its predecessor. Vixeo of the features remain the same though including the very well designed keyboard that is comfortable to u102. We only wish the period and comma keys were bigger and that the balance of the unit was better. We love the fact that MSI has partitioned the disk so that you can manage your data more efficiently should you ever want to replace Windows XP with Vista or a flavour of Linux.

Its keys are 17mm wide, and it would be perfect if not for the undersized period and comma keys. Cons Wid balance, period and comma keys are too small. The status LEDs on the front of the unit are a little more subdued.

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The result indicates the Wind U netbook is a good unit for watching movies while on the road.

We ran down the battery by looping an Xvid-encoded video with the screen brightness all the way and the power profile set to ‘performance’. MSI has squished them so that it could also include aligned arrow viddo, and has left an annoying blank space to the right of the up arrow key as a result.

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Either way, you do get used to the small keys; most touch-typists probably won’t have a problem adjusting. It doesn’t work in low-light environments, but it worked fine when the room lights were on.

MSI is not present in the smartphone market.

We need more hardware information to help you, can you look at this question and then edit your question adding the relevant information specifically in relation to your video uu120.

The main purpose of the redesign was to reduce costs and the Wind U is very affordable, but that price also comes with RAM that can’t be upgraded and a battery life that is on the lower end of six cell netbook models. My computer is an MSI U It also doesn’t emit too much heat. MSI skyrocketed to the top of the mini-notebook field wknd June when netbooks with inch displays were rare and when no other netbook, regardless of size, could tout more than five hours of battery life.

Now when I turn on my computer and go into Ubuntu my screen brightness is on low. You get plenty of useful features, good battery life, and an mso notebook that’s easy to use.

You’ll be able to use the MSI Wind U for Web browsing, watching videos, listening to music, and even for some limited photo editing; but it can be tiring to crop a series of megapixel images on its small screen, for example.

Because it isn’t reflective, you can view the screen in an office environment without having to constantly adjust the angle of the screen to avoid reflections from lights, and it’s wknd bright enough to be used outdoors on a sunny day. The U has a SIM card reader in its battery compartment, but no actual modem. While the MSI Wind U is a slight departure in design compared to the original Wind, one annoying design aspect remains: This means it is comfortable to use on msu lap for long periods of time.

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The netbook will stay alive for a good 3 hours, which is decent wnd standard use, but you end up paying for a 6-cell battery that should really be giving you two or three more hours of work time. Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. They are easy to press and perfectly positioned. Its viewing angles from the side and from the top are adequate.

Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. Since the screen is so small as is the netbook as a wholeyou’re probably not likely to view it from anywhere but directly in front anyway.

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