MSI's fashionable Wind U160 laptop, a prestigious iF Design Award winner, is a slim, lightweight notebook PC with fasionable exterior design that uses Intel's Pine Trail processor platform and provides a staggering battery run-time of up to 15 hours. This is a real masterpiece of modern fashion and cutting edge power saving technology. The Wind U160 is less than one inch thick, and combines Intel's Pine Trail platform with the Atom N450 processor. The casing features MSI's unique color-film-print (CFP) technology with Jet Black color scheme. With an attractive external appearance, slim, lightweight design and painstaking attention to detail the U160 is sure to appeal to any fashion-conscious consumer. The Wind U160 is a hi-tech, high-fashion product of MSI's outstanding craftsmanship. The energy saving 10 inch widescreen display boasts a response time of just 8 ms, twice as fast as any other comparable product. The U160 also incorporates MSI's unique Chiclet keyboard, a seamless touchpad and other innovative design features. For a top performance netbook, with style and battery life to match you can't go wrong with the MSI WIND U160.
I bought this machine after doing a reasonable amount of research looking at reviews and others feedback on the MSI wind u160. There were both good and bad reviews that seemed to address the machine well and were not one sided.
Because of the reviews I had mine upgraded to a 2Gb of ram by the suppliers of the machine and I do think this has made a difference.
My review of this machine after owning it for 6 months is, nice machine a good size and weight the battery life is excellent, it picks up Wi-Fi really well, performers all the tasks I've asked of it in good time boots up really quickly, the screen brightness is easy to adjust, the bag you get with it is well made too.
the bad bits now these are my own personal niggles with the wind u160, the touch pad is very sensitive your typing away and all of a sudden your text appears somewhere else in the text you are typing in, I first thought it was because I am heavy handed or clumsy but this does not seem to be the case, but a very sensitive touchpad.
The mouse button just doesn't feel in the right place to me, a friend has an Acer one and those mouse buttons seem much nicer to use.
The bumpy touchpad When I bought it I thought I'll get used to this, I haven't it is still annoying sadly.
The power connection on the left hand side half way down the side it is a really shame it was put here it would have been much better had it been put in the pivot on the left hand side of the machine, the power button is really nicely placed in the pivot on the right hand side it is a pity the didn't utilise the other pivot for the power jack.
Accessories, batteries, 12vdc transformer so you can use it in a car are more difficult to find than for normal.
So my advice, think about what you want out of a netbook before you buy one really have a good play with one in a shop first. The MSI wind u160 is a good little machine however it has have its niggles
I hope this helps
O TIP keep the jay cloth that the supply with the MSI if you don't keep using it the keys rub on the screen and spoil the screen, I noticed quickly thankfullyRead more ›
It's alovely wee netbook, but the keyboard has a horrible habit of moving the cursor somewhere else while you're typing - so you have to be super-careful not to touch the very sensitive mouse pad in mid type. A robust computer which is going strong after a year and great battery life.