“ MSI Wind U100 PLUS-880UK - Atom N280 / 1.66 GHz - RAM 1 GB - HDD 160 GB - GMA 950 - WLAN : Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 802.11b/g/n (draft) - Win XP Home - 10" Widescreen TFT 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA ) - camera - black „
I have had this laptop for around 6 months now because i wanted something a bit more portable to take to uni and make notes during lectures etc. Its not the most powerful netbook in the world but it handles everythign i throw at it, including photoshop. Ive upgraded the ram to 2gb whcih cost me about £10, i also fitted a 9cell battery that can be purchased from numerous places. This has extended the batterylife to arounf 8/9 hours. Its an incredibly light and portable netbook, which i would actually call a mini laptop because i am able to do everything that i can do on my larger laptop on this, bar playing high end games. There really isnt much that seperated this from all of the other netbook/notebooks on the market today, they all use the same basic processors with the same power, all have the same amount of ram and the same operating system. This caught my eye as many people have installed mac os10 operating software and also linux, aswell as the numerous windows operating systems. The only flaw i can find with it is that there is not a split mouse pad so you cannot click both buttons to open a new window. There also isnt a scroll option built into the tracker pad, so you will have to manually move the page up and down. Pros; - Low power consumption - Low price - Good looks - Same spec as all other netbooks, but upgradeable - Very large and helpful user forum (insanelywind) - Handles everything i can throw at it - highly portable - Wireless B/G/N Cons; - looks fairly normal - fn and ctrl keys are swapped around - 9 cell battery pack weighs more then the netbook. For anyone thats looking for a netbook i cant reccomend this enough, why pay more for less? This does everything the high end netbooks do (sony viao, dell mini) has the exact same specs but is up to £100+ cheaper and you can use the money you have saved to upgrade it like i have.
Wind U100 PLUS uses a 10" wide display with LED to provide the best comfort while viewing or reading. The netbook frame is approximately 26 centimeters in length and 18 centimeters in width. Its thinnest part measures only 1.9cm. The total weight with battery is only about 1 kg, making Wind U100 PLUS ideal for taking it on the move. The keyboard of Wind U100 PLUS not only has great texture, it also increases the space between the keys to 17.5mm, the largest keyboard for a netbook of this type. Wind U100 Plus has the 802.11b / g / n wireless, and Bluetooth transmission interface to allow you to enjoy the convenience of accessing the internet at home or away. Wind U100 Plus can be operational up to 6 hours with the standard battery package (dependent on operating conditions) thanks to the latest low power Intel Atom N280 CPU. To top it off the Wind U100 PLUS offers a complete entertainment interface, which includes the 4-in-1 card reader (supports SD, MMC, MS and MS Pro), USB 2.0 connectivity and audio connection ports.