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The war of netbooks has grown at a high level, with all manufacturers of view on all aspects to provide an advantage over their competitors. Micro-Star International MSI Wind U100 latter has been marketed as a superior technology in the segment NETBOOK of more than 10-inch Asus Eee PC 901/1000/1000h and other outcomes. The technology of war on the best delivery of the child, however benefited the customers who are obsessed about the performance and the size ( small to read) – the majority.
MSI Wind U100 has a decent 10-inch LCD screen resolutions of 1024 × 600, powered by latest Intel low power processor, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, pre-installed with Microsoft Windows geniune XP Home Edition System operating an ergonomic keyboard and large.
Winner of “Best Performance Chip Award – 2008″, MSI Wind is highly recommended for people who are always on the go. Equipped with 3-cell 11.1v 2200mAh battery, MSI Wind has not yet found good results with the battery life . With this (battery life) is the exception, the rest is all good with this mini notebook. A competitive price with a whooping $ 499 Hard Drive 80 GB of memory, is $ 100 cheaper than the Asus Eee PC 901. With performance on par with Asus netbooks, Wind certainly an advantage on the price for people who want something that is affordable, but worth every penny spent.
Build and Design:
It is very striking, MSI wind is very attractive to business executives and students. The body has a glossy texture for easy, comfortable grip and protected by soft rounded edges.
Even the quality of the construction of this new genre is NETBOOK first class plastic beveled edges and seams. 1 kg with a weight of just 1.1kg or 3-cell battery with an optional 6-cell battery, this small Net size is surprisingly portable and durable.
The body of the construction of wind that has been achieved through a special Instert mold roller (IMR), which guarantees the protection of portable fire extinguishing and impacts through continuous exposure to fingerprints. MSI Wind comes with a great frame and therefore, a great facility rooms ergonomical keyboard, reducing the tension of the fingers and the ability to write the wrong keys. But one of the key has been compensated for its relatively small size of the trackpad, which is a distinct disadvantage to the spacious keyboard.
The only thing that people will be lost in this book is the network bandwidth that displacement is a normal feature of most laptops.
Wind features a 10inch LED backlit matte textured LCD 1024 x 600 pixels resolution to improve the web browsing experience. The display also includes a section on energy-saving LED backlit technology, reducing energy consumption to a minimum without affect the bright and colorful display of content.
Ports, networks and add-ons:
With respect to wireless connectivity, The wind is nominal average. Comes with all the region 802.11b/g/n wireless internet connection and Bluetooth transmission interface to enable complete mobility of his works. A 4-in-1 reader cards (SD, MMC, MS and MS Pro), brings entertainment on the front complete this mini-screen, rather than helping to easily download and access digital files on your hard disk. 3 Additional USB ports are also available for connecting a wide range of external peripherals.
Powered by Intel Atom processor with Windows XP, the wind is performance on par with other full-size notebooks. Given that netbooks are designed specifically to work in less intensive applications which essentially excludes the gaming or heavy photo editing fast – Winds is categorically unfit for heavy applications. But based programs such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Word, Excel and similar applications work as well as in any other promsing laptops. The 1.6GHz Atom processor also includes a power optimized front side bus of 533 MHz for data transfer in various mobile applications and 512 KB of L2 cache.
The wind comes with a 160GB hard drive (5400 rpm), giving it enough freedom and space to store everything you feel for your travels or daily work.
Features missing MSI Wind U100:
DVD / CD Drive – the absence of an integrated optical drive. You have to use the USB ports available to connect the external DVD / CD driver.
Asus Eee PC 901 and hybrid engines in this class allows you to overclock the processor to enhance system power. But this feature is absent in the MSI wind with just a simple “ecological role” between the energy of battery saving mode 800 MHz and 1600MHz normal.
There is also no integrated 3G or WiMax capabilities – features that you get in Acer Aspire One (another NETBOOK). Thus, the major constraint here, because this absence is that – you can not get online anywhere. Therefore The mobility in the context of MSI Wind can be redefined so that when one is at home or at a point of access or which is connected to a third party USB dongle.
Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor 512 KB of L2 cache, 533 MHz Bus speed 6 Cell Battery 1.3 MP Web Camera Includes protective bag
Built-in 10/100 Ethernet LAN Card / built-in 802.11b/g/n WLAN Card / Bluetooth Supported
Operating system: Windows XP Home Edition
160 GB SATA Hard Drive, 1GB DDR2 667MHz RAM, 2 GB Max
4-in-1 SD / MMC / MS / MSpro Card Reader, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 MIC-In Port, 1 headphone port, 2 internal speakers, SoundBlaster-compatible audio
Cases and expansion
Weight: 8 pounds
Many netbooks come installed with Linux or Windows XP, with seldom netbooks having Vista installed. Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 has proved popular with many users and netbook owners. After reading many articles and posts about Windows 7 on netbooks, I thought it was time I gave it a whirl, as while I got accustomed to using XP again, I did miss the features and appearance of Vista.
Partitioning my existing hard drive with XP installed unfortunately didn’t go as planned so dual booting isn’t possible. Windows 7 however installed absolutely fine using an external USB DVD reader and it’s still possible to access and use the files stored on the XP partition. The installation of Windows 7 took under 30 minutes with an additional 30 minutes installing my regular programs and applications. The drivers for the Wifi don’t work straight away and you need to either download the MSI Wind drivers for XP/Vista, or connect the netbook to the internet via ethernet cable and allow Windows 7 to download the 5 (at time of writing) small updates, including the wifi driver. The onscreen display for volume, brightness, bluetooth and wifi connectivity are also not installed with Windows 7, but you can download the System Control Manager from here to install this feature.
While it doesn’t run as smoothly as I’d previously read it did, it is a lot quicker than my Vista based desktop, which in many cases, has double or even triple the specifications found on the Advent 4211. I started with a few applications open and installing others. Opening and extracting files with Winrar caused a slight problem with Firefox with the browser freezing. However since all the applications I usually install were installed, I went for the most extreme case of programs running and the netbook didn’t react negatively. With three Firefox windows open, Windows Music Player, Photoshop, MSN, and Windows Mail open I switched between the different programs with ease and no slow down.
As I usually have that many applications open, the taskbar can become very cluttered, but with the default settings of Windows 7, the taskbar is easy to manouver and switch between programs. Within the taskbar options, you have the choice of combining the taskbar buttons with no information, or allowing them to combine when the taskbar is full, or never combining. I’ve had a play around with the various settings and while the taskbar buttons can take a bit getting used to, they’re perfect for the small screen size if like me you have many windows open at a time. An option is also provided for switching to small icons. The below screenshot shows the taskbar items combined while full and always combine options with the smaller icons option being displayed in the last toolbar.
Other features I’ve been impressed with on Windows 7 is the desktop preview which has worked flawlessly for me, with no delay. The Tasks option on the Start Menu has also proved very useful, and again the Advent 4211 experiences no slow down while using this feature.
Over all I’m very impressed with Windows 7 and will be installing it on my desktop soon. I’m also very impressed with how well it runs on the netbook. I can easily see it becoming the most popular OS for netbooks once it’s released especially as many of the features benefit the screensize.
After having my Advent 4211 for four months, I thought it was time a review was posted up about it. The Advent 4211 is a rebadged MSI Wind U100 exclusive to UK retailer PC World. The 4211 comes with the same specs you would find on an MSI Wind U100 including a 10 inch screen, 80GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, Intel Atom N270 processor and Windows XP Home installed. Available for £280 it’s price is slightly higher than it’s Eee PC counterparts, but considering the specifications over the lower priced netbooks it is a good deal. Since purchasing the 4211b, PC World have now got the 4211c in stock which for the same price features a 160GB hard drive making this netbook an even better deal.
While I had moved on to Windows Vista on my other machines the change back to XP was smooth and easy making the operation system a selling point of this machine, a Linux based model, while cheaper would require getting to know a whole new OS. Service Pack 3 is pre-installed on the netbook so there’s no lengthy updates to go through.
The 10 inch display is very easy to get accustomed to. While some applications you may face difficulties with the OK or Accept button going below the task bar, which isn’t a problem for those who have Auto Hide Toolbar enabled. Likewise the keyboard is very easy to adapt to using and is very sturdy. I use a lot of keyboard shortcuts on various applications and some laptops I’ve used have been unnatural to use for keyboard shortcuts, but the Advent 4211 keyboard is nicely spaced out.
Other specifications found on the 4211 include bluetooth, Wifi, built in web cam and microphone, giving it great connectivity options. Cyberlink YouCam is pre-installed on the netbook which could easily rival Apple’s iBooth as just as much fun can be had from the software.