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MSI Wind U160 tested – great battery life in a lightweight chassis

March 21, 2010 at 10:32 am


MSI Wind U160MSI’s new range of Pine Trail netbooks have moved away from the functional, but bland designs of the past. This is most prevalent in the Wind U160 that appears to have taken design touches from both the Asus Eee Seashell series as well as Toshiba’s NB200/NB300 netbooks.

Laptop Mag has put the Wind U160 to the test where it scored a respectable 3.5 stars. One area where it really excelled was battery life, lasting for 8 hours and 37 minutes, way ahead of the average (6 hours 11 minutes). They liked the fact that it ran cool, it has a fast hard drive and is amongst the lightest netbooks around.

Some of the negatives included a cramped keyboard with undersized keys and a protruding 6-cell battery. Overall they preferred the Asus Eee PC 1001P that, despite being heavier, is both cheaper, has a comparable battery life (8 hours 23 minutes) and offers a more comfortable keyboard. Click here for the full review.

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4 Responses to “MSI Wind U160 tested – great battery life in a lightweight chassis”

  1. nev said:
    April 30th, 2010 6:10 AM

    how did this even won the iF award, if the battery protrudes at the back?

  2. vladtaltos said:
    May 7th, 2010 9:45 PM

    It won the iF award because it’s one of the most stylish and innovative netbooks launched this year . The battery is NOT protruding from the back, it was intentionally designed that way to act as a stand for the netbook. I rather like it, since I prefer to type at an angle and hate typing on a flat surface. Unfortunately, the reviewer (on the linked site) looked at the battery protrusion as an oversight rather than the way it was originally intended for; as part of the design.

  3. romy said:
    July 12th, 2010 7:53 PM

    The panel colour in between the keys are black . why?? I saw both black and brown colours in a golden model.i like golden colour because the keys are seem separately and look great. pls reply. anyone know when ui60dx will be available and the price??

  4. Pixie said:
    September 16th, 2010 7:55 PM

    Style is not everything, but the long battery life is. Course keys are cramped, it’s 10″ notebook.

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