The problem is that the U is usurped by its little sibling, the U So, details like letters are bigger. The biggest problem is with the battery life that is well below other netbooks in this class with six-cell batteries. To swap out the wireless card, hard drive, or add a stick of memory you need to split the case in half. This page was last edited on 18 November , at Our Verdict This laptop has everything a netbook is expected to have, ticking all the right boxes.
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The end result is a laggy touchpad with no scrolling or multi-touch capability. Netbooks unter Euro Source: Das zweite Atom-Zeitalter Origem: We later found the drivers included on the MSI support website, which brought multi-touch options, as well as simple features like scrolling.
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Archived from the original on Turning to the internet we found Sentelic touchpad drivers listed on the MSI website for the U, but they were not originally included on our review model or recovery partition.
Hot Hardware If you’re just now starting to look for a netbook, however, the U will serve your needs well. Webarchive template wayback links Articles with obsolete information from August All Wikipedia articles in need of updating All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August Commons category link is on Wikidata.
Das zweite Atom-Zeitalter Source: The glossy black screen bezel and keyboard tray look great with the silver and move the mirror-finish glossy parts away from where your hands and palms will always be smudging.
However, battery life takes a step back, especially considering that the Atom N is supposed to offer greater endurance than the previous generation of Atom chips. Views Read Edit View history. It offers greater durability than a simple painted glossy surface while still allowing artwork to be worked in with the design. We later found the drivers included on the MSI support website, which brought multi-touch options, as well as simple features like scrolling.
On the plus side, though, its keyboard is sturdier. If you are in the market for a new machine, this is certainly worth considering. For most users the speakers are great if you want to watch a quick streaming video clip or listen to some music in the background, but if you intend on watching a movie, headphones are the preferred option. Installing Chrome OS and turning it into a Chromebook is also a common customization.
Poor sound is a bit of a surprise, detracting from what are otherwise fairly typical specs for a standard netbook. It has a balance issue that care seen in previous Wind netbooks, but we like the U’s build quality, design and features. The netbook is allegedly available for starting at euro.
The 1GB of base memory is soldered in place, so it leaves one slot open for future upgrades. It’s a msj that the transformation has involved so much glossy plastic, but it’s still a worthwhile netbook, with a great screen and a keyboard and touchpad that are comfortable to use.
Speaker performance is average compared to most netbooks on the market, meaning that they lacked volume and any hint of bass compared to a full-size notebook. It won’t blow away any expectations, but it probably won’t let you down, either.
Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. MSI keeps the painted silver look inside the notebook, but instead of keeping the weave pattern, it shifts to a textured silver paint. Comparison of netbooks Netbook manufacturers Comparison of netbook-oriented Linux distributions. Our Verdict This laptop has everything a netbook is expected to have, ticking all the right boxes.
Techradar The flood of netbooks appearing on the market is showing no signs of abating and the MSI U is one of the latest. One advantage the U has over other netbooks is its open memory slot.
With a new Atom at its heart, the new Wind U netbook packs in the features. TechRadar pro IT rezder for business. The black chassis is chic in a rather subtle way but, like other shiny netbooks, quickly attracts fingerprints and smears.
After installing the software the touchpad sprung to life and even offered various two-finger multi-touch features.
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