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I have bought two fo these machines, One for myself and one for my girlfriend both have been in use everyday for the last two years now. Initially it looks like a very nice, well built machine. The Intel Atom 1.6 processor and the 1GB of RAM (which I upgraded to 2GB on both machines) proves very quick. It will happily run XP office 2007 and all the normal programs. The only downside to these is the fact they do-not come with a CD Drive so installing software from a CD or DVD can end up being awquard.
There seems to be a conflict of opinion between owners of these about wether upgrading the memory invalidates the warranty. I emailed this question to MSI support and they told me that upgrading the memory will not effect the warranty.
In my opinion the laptop (after using it for a few weeks) feels very flimsy and the plasitc is very thin. The touch pad is also very quick to wear down which can leave the machine looking very unsightly. I would definately reccomend going for something like a HP or a more well known brand. The only reason I purchased two of these was because they were simply the best spec'd machine for the price at the time.
The U100 has selected a 10" wide LCD display as oppose to the typical smaller sizes to provide better comfort while viewing or reading. In addition, the 1024 x 600 resolution can relief concerns of the full display of webpages while browsing, giving you the freedom when exploring the Internet.
The U100 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.
The U100 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.
MSI has the same persistence for proper ergonomically design even on the keyboards of the smaller notebook computers. The keyboard of the U100 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, your fingers can move smoothly while avoiding strain.