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MSI Wind U100-432US Black Intel Atom N270(1.60 GHz) 10.0" WSVGA 1GB Memory 160GB HDD Netbook

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  • Intel Atom N270(1.60 GHz)
  • 1GB Memory 160GB HDD
  • Windows XP Home

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Ride the Wind with MSI. They have taken their experience in building top-flight motherboards and turned it to making a fabulous netbook. This extremely portable computer has an Intel Atom processor running at 1.6GHz and 1GB of DDR2 memory to power the Windows XP Home operating system.

There is a 160GB SATA hard drive for all your storage needs. If you need more space or want to easily transfer files there is a 4-in-1 card reader. You can also connect an external hard drive or optical drive to one of the three USB 2.0 ports.

MSI has made it easy to stay connected. When you are on the road or just around the corner there is and 802.11b/g/n WiFi connectivity. There is also a Fast Ethernet port and Bluetooth for even more options.

  • newegg Ultra Portable Netbook Powered by Intel Atom Processor Equipped with an Intel Atom processor, Intel's smallest and lowest power processor, the MSI Wind U100-432US is extremely compact and lightweight while delivering the power and performance you need for full online freedom.
  • newegg Integrated Intel GMA 950 Graphics Core Powered by Intel's advanced graphics technology, the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (GMA 950) graphics core delivers incredible visual quality, excellent graphics performance and flexible display options without the need for a separate graphics card.
  • newegg 10" LED Backlight Wide LCD Display The 10.0” wide LCD screen fits the 1024X600 web resolution to perfection for a perfect Internet browsing experience, and is embedded with the LED power-saving backlight technology for better color fullness and brightness and also lowering the usage of power for longer operating time.
  • newegg Insert Mold Roller Technology Constructed with the special IMR (Insert Mold Roller) technology, the MSI Wind U100-432US is resistant to fingerprints and smudges and maintains flawless appearance even after years of use.
  • newegg Supreme Network Connectivity With built-in 802.11b/g/n WLAN and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet, the MSI Wind U100-432US offers comprehensive network connectivity for continuous access to the Internet.
  • newegg Built-in Webcam and Microphone With an integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam and microphone, video chat or record videos and share them with your family or friends!

Learn more about the MSI U100-432US


Part Number

Operating System

OS Provided
Windows XP Home


CPU Type
Intel Atom
CPU Speed
N270(1.60 GHz)
533 MHz
CPU L2 Cache


Intel 945GSE + ICH7-M


Screen Size
Widescreen Display
Display Type
Max Resolution
1024 x 600
Display Feature
LED backlight


Graphics Processor
Intel GMA950
Video Memory
Shared system memory


Memory Speed
DDR2 533

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Interface

Dimension & Weight

10.23" x 7.08" x 0.75-1.24"
2.6 lbs.

Netbook Camera

Camera Type
Camera Pixels
1.3 Megapixel


802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN

Expansion / Connectivity

3 x USB 2.0
Video Ports
1 x VGA
Audio Ports
1 x Microphone jack; 1 x Headphone jack


SoundBlaster compatible
Internal Speaker x 2

Input Device


Card Reader

Card Reader
4-in-1 Card Reader, SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO


AC Adapter
Output: 19V DC, 65W / Input: 100~ 240V AC, 50/60Hz Universal


6-cell lithium ion
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Ansley R.
  • 5/8/2013 3:10:05 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOverall pretty good netbook

Pros: Small & lightweight without sacrificing usability. Good size keyboard. Inexpensive. Good battery life during first 2-3 years of use. Boots up & shuts down quickly. Runs XP well, & is a pretty fast computer.

Cons: No slide scrolling on the touchpad. Had to replace the power cord after 1.5 years. No built-in CD/DVD drive (though this is true of netbooks in general). Hard drive (I think) failed after about three years of use, and I had to restore it to factory settings to get it to boot up again. Body seems to be cheaply built, especially near the hinges to open the screen. I've been pretty gentle with this netbook over the past four years, and the left-hand hinge is coming apart. This sometimes causes the screen to go black if the computer gets bumped at all.

Other Thoughts: At the time of purchase, I needed an inexpensive computer to use for college, preferably something portable.
I had used my Aunt's MSI U-100 while visiting her, and was impressed with the little netbook. After further research, I decided it was a good choice for me at the time.
It was perfect for taking to & from classes & work. It's also great for traveling; when I went to the UK for a month, bringing only what would fit in a large backpack, this computer was small & light enough to bring along.
Aside from the time the hard drive crashed, I've been pretty pleased with this netbook. It's not perfect, but I'd still recommend it to anyone needing something small that's easy on the wallet.

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  • Ryan P.
  • 6/24/2009 9:01:39 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMSI Wind U100

Pros: Despite its small stature, the keyboard is mostly full-size, with the exception of a few symbol keys. This takes a bit of getting used to, but nothing to complain about.
The unit is extremely lightweight and portable. It is by no means a desktop replacement ... and it doesn't feel like you're carrying around a desktop.
After setting up hundreds of computers while working at one of the "Big Blue Box" stores, I can honestly say I have never seen a laptop ship with a cleaner install of Windows. There was literally nothing installed that I would classify as "bloat."
The battery life and battery management is fantastic.
The installed hardware was immediately recognized and handled by Ubuntu 8.10 and above.

Cons: I have had no experience which would prevent me from purchasing another.

The touchpad is less than 1/4 inch below the space bar and is quite sensitive. This isn't a problem in and of itself, but I have noticed that when I am doing a significant amount of typing I will occasionally tap the touchpad accidentally, which usually moves the cursor, which is a minor annoyance. Thankfully the touchpad can be turned off and on using Function-F3, so it's really not problematic.

The screen's resolution is 1024x600. Again, not a problem in and of itself, but problems can arise when programmers choose to use rigid window sizes. While working with some financial software I found that the program was using a window larger than 600 pixels high, throwing all of the window control buttons off the screen. An annoyance, but hardly the fault of the computer.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this netbook to anyone who is looking for an economical computer with portability in mind.

On the off chance that anyone does have interest, I would like to point out that the Intel Atom processor that this model uses does NOT support hardware virtualization.

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  • Nathan H.
  • 6/18/2009 11:01:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest Note/Netbook purchase ever

Pros: Small, Lightweight, easy to carry. Runs all I can throw at it as well as some mild gaming (Think Counter Strike:Condition Zero, not Half Life 2, though I'm sure it could on all low).
Battery life is great on this, about 5 hours if you don't use wireless and have the screen turned down.
Easy to type on also

Cons: Stutters a little bit on 720p Hi-Def video
Battery sticks out
Case it comes with holds only the netbook and nothing else and comes with no strap whatsoever (aka, its zippable padding)
Click"bar" is one bar over 2 buttons so you can't simulate a middle click by pressing both at once.

Other Thoughts: I originally purchased this to take with me on a trip to Washington DC with me. I chose the MSI wind because it was one of the only netbooks to have an almost full size right shift key and a 92% full size keyboard which made it really easy to adjust to. I found this netbook great to have beside my bed to play internet radio or movies on hulu (not Hi-def :-/) as I dozed off.

If you are going to get a netbook, get this one. Plus it runs OS X REALLY well (okay, kind of well. It cuts off parts of larger windows and some drivers are missing)

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  • John G.
  • 6/7/2009 4:35:33 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I’m rather impressed with my MSI U100 (1.6 GHz Intel Atom Proc.). It runs XP reasonably well with its standard 1 gig. of RAM. I did add a gig of memory (Mine is PC2-5300/667 MHz; I used Kingston’s KVR667D2S5.), and it’s noticeably quicker. I’m an old-time hardware guy, and the only other netbooks I’ve had a lot of experience with, are the Asus models. Unlike the Asus units, it has an available memory slot, so expansion is a snap (9 underside screws). Unfortunately, the upgrade will void the warranty (There’s an anti-tamper sticker.). My 1.6 GHz model is much faster than my Asus PC901, and it runs much cooler. You’d be crazy not to use an underside, fan-based cooler, with any netbook.

Cons: RAM upgrade voids warranty.

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  • Chris L.
  • 5/29/2009 7:51:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsU100 - Great netbook!

Pros: - Nice screen
- Runs Win7, OSX, and Ubuntu fast and without problems
- I got the Synaptics touchpad and OSX compatible webcam, so even better.
- Faster than my Core2Duo PC!
- Upgraded the ram to 2GB, and runs even better.

Overall you can't go wrong with this. It's the best netbook you can buy, and is making me consider selling my regular PC!

Cons: Battery life isn't quite 6 hours as advertised (more like 4.5) but isn't that true for all laptops?

Other Thoughts: Great laptop, great price. Get it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/7/2009 9:13:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsit's crazy :-D

Pros: This laptop is the best I seen of the mini's I took it and upgraded it. I added a 200gb hard drive 7200rpm and 2GB of DDR2 667 mem and also changed the wireless card to a intel 5300 wireless adapter as well this thing is flying. Even stock it runs great but I have a need for speed as well. I bought this as an open box and the only thing was the battery it came with was not working. I put in a 9 cell battery and it's just sweet now thanks newegg.


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  • Anonymous
  • 5/3/2009 5:15:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Laptop

Pros: This laptop is very easy to type on for a mini, it can also handle the hackintosh OS very nicely on tri boot, recognizes all the hardware including the built in camera. XP runs very smoothly and gentoo linux runs like a champ.

Cons: the computer cannot maintain an accurate system time in the XP partition. It is accurate in both gentoo and OS X but every time you boot into XP the clock will be off by up to 3 hours every time. It drives me crazy and is the only reason I gave it a 4 and not a 5=egg

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  • Travis V.
  • 4/30/2009 11:55:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Netbook

Pros: Beautiful Bright LED screen
Blew my expectations out of the water in terms of performance.
Very fast and responsive for it's modest specifications.
Keyboard doesn't feel too small most of the time.
Plays WOW (a little better with 2 gig's of ram)
Bluetooth built in
Wireless N
Tons of power options and auxiliary device on/off controls to further increase battery life.
Easily overclocks out of the box
Black system came with a black carry bag instead of the ugly white one pictured.
WinRAR and Adobe Reader preinstalled.
Minimal junk/trialware included.
I especially appreciate that they left the Norton Internet Security trial uninstalled with a simple link pointing to the install files should you want to put yourself through norton hell. There is also a link to winzip install files. Don't know if they are a trial or not. Who needs it with a full version of winRAR?

Cons: Keyboard feels slightly cramped, and will take a little getting used to.
Mouse buttons are a little stiff to click, but that is better than too easily clicked.
Overclocking 24% doesn't work for me for some reason. My system locks up and I get graphic abstractions. 16% seems to work fine though, and still nets me 1.86 ghz and 667 mhz ram.

Other Thoughts: This netbook is amazing. It is small, light, and boots/resumes windows xp faster than my HP laptop with a 2 ghz core2 duo with 4 mb ram does. It makes the HP feel slow, which really surprised me. I wish the overclocking to 24% worked, but I can't complain too much I guess. I am about to start dual booting windows 7, which I have heard runs amazing on the wind as well.

Overall, I feel it has been a superb investment.

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  • Samuel A.
  • 4/23/2009 3:38:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood, but maybe not the best

Pros: I bought this netbook to install OS X on it. I was able to get all of the hardware to work on OS X just fine. You will have to go to the Ralink site to download Mac driver for the RT28xx cards to get wireless working. From my reading, the U100 is the most compatible with OS X. I ran Windows 7 RC on it for a while and it ran quite well, actually much better than OS X. It had all in-box drivers in Win7. The screen is quite bright, with good color. I get maybe 3-4 hours of battery life which might be considered a con compared to other 6 cell netbooks. The keyboard is a good size for a netbook and other than the Fn key, the layout is great. I can touch type just fine.

Cons: I was hoping for better battery life than 4 hours. The speakers are kind of anemic, but I guess this is a netbook. The wireless card is kind of weak. My laptop gets twice the reception with its Intel 2200 b/g card. OS X does not recognize it as wireless so the OS will not treat it like wireless, but it works that is the most important. The keyboard is a little bouncy, and over all the build quality is a little flimsy. The body seems kind of fragile, but it is good enough.

Other Thoughts: I think the MSI U100 is the best choice if you you want to run OS X on a netbook since all of the hardware works. If OS X was not my goal I think there are other netbooks I would have picked first. The Acer Aspire One Asus 1000HE feel much better built. The 1000HE has a nicer keyboard, much better battery life. If I didn't need to run OS X, I would have bought an Asus 1000HE and ran Windows 7 on it. I have recently read that MSI is coming out with a U100 plus that has the faster FSB which will give it much better battery life like the Asus 1000HE has.

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  • Yuyo C.
  • 4/22/2009 8:38:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMouse button went bad

Pros: Light weight, decent speed and compact size.

Cons: Left mouse button went bad after a few weeks. Waiting for RMA to MSI now.

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