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MSI Wind U160-007US Gold Intel Atom N450(1.66GHz) 10.0" WSVGA 1GB Memory 250GB HDD Netbook

  • Intel Atom N450(1.66GHz)
  • 1GB Memory 250GB HDD
  • Windows 7 Starter
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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 1.66GHz and 1GB of DDR2 memory to power the Windows XP Home operating system.

There is a 250GB 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 wireless LAN.

  • 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 U160-007US is extremely compact and lightweight while delivering the power and performance you need for full online freedom.
  • newegg Integrated Intel GMA 3150 Graphics Core Powered by Intel's advanced graphics technology, the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (GMA 3150) 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 Supreme Network Connectivity With built-in 802.11b/g/n WLAN, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and Bluetooth transmission interface, the MSI Wind U160-007US offers comprehensive network connectivity for continuous access to the Internet.

Learn more about the MSI U160-007US

General

Brand
MSI
Series
Wind
Model
U160-007US
Part#
9S7-N05111-007
Color
Gold

Operating System

OS Provided
Windows 7 Starter

Processor

CPU Type
Intel Atom
CPU Speed
N450(1.66GHz)
CPU L2 Cache
512KB

Chipset

Chipset
Intel NM10

Display

Screen Size
10.0"
Widescreen Display
Yes
Display Type
WSVGA
Max Resolution
1024 x 600
Display Feature
Glossy

Graphics

Graphics Processor
Intel GMA 3150
Video Memory
Shared system memory

Memory

Memory Speed
DDR2 667
Memory
1GB

Hard Drive

HDD
250GB
Hard Drive Interface
SATA

Dimension & Weight

Dimension
10.24" x 6.50" x 0.75"
Weight
2.40 lbs.

Netbook Camera

Camera Type
Built-in
Camera Pixels
1.3 Megapixel

Communications

LAN
10/100Mbps
WLAN
802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
Bluetooth
Yes

Expansion / Connectivity

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

Audio

Audio
Integrated Sound Card
Speaker
Built-in speaker

Input Device

Touchpad
Yes
Keyboard
87 keys

Card Reader

Card Reader
4-in-1 (XD/SD/MMC/MS)

Power

AC Adapter
40-watt AC adapter

Battery

Battery
6-cell lithium ion

Manufacturer Warranty

Labor
1 year limited
Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 2/12/2011 11:47:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGoing from a U100 to this = Better to best

Pros: Noticably thinner than my previous Wind U100, not "tippy" with included 6 cell battery, gold/brown look better than I thought they would, lighted MSI logo on the back looks great, nice power button placement, excellent brightness on LCD

Cons: Power button LED is so bright I can literally use it as a flashlight, hard drive is accessed by keyboard removal instead of by removing bottom, included OS was feature-less and cluttered with trialware, WLAN adapter range is unimpressive

Other Thoughts: My son needed a netbook, but was short of funds so I agreed to sell him my trusty U100 netbook and buy this one. I stuck with MSI, mainly because I have so many power adapters for my previous machine, but also because I am an MSI fanboy and the U100 served me well as my "road warrior" machine. I wasn't fond of the color scheme, but for 2GB DDR2 included and 100 bucks cheaper than here, I couldn't pass it up. I swapped out the included Toshiba 250GB HDD & Ralink WLAN card for the 64GB SSD & Intel 5100 WLAN card from my U100, which was more than I was expecting with the hard drive under the keyboard. However, they did get maximum space efficiency by doing so. Having since run the Ralink WLAN adapter in the U100 with a fresh install of Win7 Ultimate, I am unimpressed with the range, especially on my centralized N router. Overall, I love the solid feel, thinness, stability and the LCD is so bright, I turned it down & still have the brightness that the U100 has when maxed out.

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  • Sage I.
  • 1/26/2011 10:48:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat machine

Pros: Superb keyboard, better feel than my 14" HP DV6000. The screen can be incredibly bright, way more than what I expected.

Cons: The speakers are on the bottom front, an absolutely terrible location if you are using the machine on a bed.

Other Thoughts: Under Linux with the rt2860sta drivers the wireless card refuses to connect with weaker access points after awakening from sleep mode. I have to reboot it, and then it connects just fine.

It performs better than I expected. Flash video performs at full speed with no visible tearing at full screen. Other video players perform even better. I haven't experience much slow down performing everyday tasks.

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  • Dean K.
  • 1/19/2011 4:08:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBetter than an IPAD/Samsung Tablet

Pros: Needed something compact to watch videos on plane flights. The 250 GB HDD beats the IPAD and Samsung Tablet hands-down, plus I can expand it even further. In comparison to a compact DVD player, I don't have to drag a lot of DVD disks with me. This MSI Wind is the smallest netbook out there, and is 2" less wide and 5/8" thinner than my high end Asus netbook with dual video cards and HDMI, which I found to be too heavy and bulky to drag around.

Cons: Needs 2 GB memory so I upgraded that. The fit and finish and LCD screen is very nice, although not quite as good as my Asus, but I paid close to $1K for that. Some reviews have complained about the 6-cell battery bulging out, but that is only at the back end; the netbook is still pretty slim and light and I haven't bothered to remove the battery pack when I'm storing the unit. No DVD player software so had to install the Cyberlink stuff from my Asus.

Other Thoughts: Bluetooth is a rare plus on these 10" netbooks, so I'm able to use a tiny mini-mouse sans cords or an awkward transmitter which you have to stick in a USB port. It's really easy to change the RAM as there is an access door; just remove one Phillips screw. No Vista so boots up fairly quickly on Windows 7 Starter. Because the width is 2" less than most 10" netbooks, I can store the charger and cables with the netbook in most storage sleeves. This is my first MSI and fit and finish is very nice. No crooked labels anywhere and tolerances look very good on the hinges.

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  • Russell T.
  • 11/13/2010 1:07:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Little Netbook

Pros: Very slick netbook. Built in camera works like a charm. Very light and compact unit. I like the keyboard and mouse.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Not sure how long the battery is good for as I have always had it plugged in. Going to test it this week though.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/7/2010 6:43:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Pleased with this Netbook

Pros: I bought this netbook primarily as a school computer for word processing, basic internet use, and e-mail. I was looking for a netbook that was lightweight, had good battery life, and was realatively inexpensive. I am very pleased with the MSI wind U160.

As another user indicated, this netbook does come with way too many logos and stickers on the hand rest. Admitedly, however, they peal off easily. The scrolling feature is a little awkward at first, but now that I've adjusted to it, I actually prefer it to other scrolling methods. The trackpad works great and the keyboard is easier to type on than I had expected. On power saver mode, I average about 10 hours 30 mins of battery life, not bad at all.

Cons: As many others have said, Windows 7 Starter isn't the best operating system. Despite the extra cost, I installed Windows 7 Home Premium and am very impresed with the performance.

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a netbook that can handle basic tasks without causing a headache, I recommend the U160. I would note that if you want a device for gaming, movies, or other media forms, you might want to consider a larger notebook/laptop or desktop. But if you're interested in basic tasks, good battery life, and portability, this netbook fits the bill very well.

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  • Jay G.
  • 6/8/2010 11:24:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Netbook

Pros: Great battery life, attractive design, and the perfect size. The chicklet keys are also very classy!

Cons: windows 7 starter stinks, the touch pad scrolling feature is awkward.

Other Thoughts: If you can upgrade the OS this is a perfect netbook. It's great for me as a mobile tech when I need to tap into a client's network to make changes. Email, web surfing, etc. It's a tool not a laptop. Know it's limitations and you will be VERY pleased.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/20/2010 8:52:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA sweet little netbook!

Pros: I wanted something tiny just for browsing the web ect, and this little netbook fits the bill nicely. I can't get over how small it really is... a little bigger than a netgear wireless router. Chose the gold colored model and it has a elegant look to it. Weighs less than a 200 page how-to paper back book, really light! The build quality of my unit is awesome. That was something I was worried about with a netbook. The indicator LEDs actually protrude slightly which makes it easy to see them from top down without having to rotate the laptop to see whats taking so long. I like the keyboard better than the DV9000 that I own which is almost twice it's size. I've read reviews that state there is a lot of bleed over along the edges of the screen from the back light. I think it looks pretty darn good with the resolution pegged at 1024 X 600. The MSI logo glows while the unit is powered on. Not functional, but a nice little touch.

Cons: I'm really beginning to despise the companies for slapping logos all over the base of the laptop, and there are 5 on this one. The touch pad does suck as the first reviewer pointed out. For me it's just way too sensitive and I finally got used to the HP swipe along the right side of the touch pad to scroll... at least the arrow keys are close by. Also hate the pre-installed security software (Norton) and MS Office 60 day trial.

Other Thoughts: Win 7 Starter S-U-C-K-S! Straight out of the box windows update gives me an error code 8024402F. Hey, that's just great, if I wanted to keep win 7, I sure wouldn't be with the inability to update the OS. First thing I'm gonna do is blow that away and dual boot XP/Ubuntu

MSI has a llink for XP drivers, some of which are newer than the U130 drivers page. Go here just to make sure you get the correct drivers... (http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=nbdriver&maincat_no=135&prod_no=1986)

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  • David T.
  • 3/18/2010 8:28:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggskaidomac

Pros: Ultra thin, GREAT keyboard (pebbles like a Macbook), battery doubles as a keyboard lift, dark gold outside & champagne inside color scheme looks great, 3 USB ports, very quiet. You'll be amazed at how small this is - I had the original Wind netbook and this is even more compact! It's a little less than 1/2 the size of my external 5.25" DVD drive. The power supply is nice and compact as well. Battery life is about 7 hours with brightness on max and Wifi on. Does not get hot - hardly even warm after hours and hours of use. Works great with XP if you want to install it aftermarket.

Cons: Scrollpad is utter junk. It uses scroll "corners" that don't work right and are difficult to use; just turn it off. The trackpad is also too sensitive; you'll end up flicking the mouse around when you type or when you use the click-button, so just use tap-to-click instead. The unit makes an annoyingly loud chirp once in awhile, not sure if it's the hard drive or what (SMART status checks out fine). Battery life is advertised at 10-15 hours, but it's really only 7 hours (100% reads at nearly 9 hours, but 99% drops down to 6:59). Still pretty good but not as advertised.

Other Thoughts: Windows 7 Starter is a piece of junk - you can't even change the wallpaper for crying out loud! I put Windows XP Professional on it and it runs great (be sure to disable AHCI in BIOS) - just use the XP drivers from the u130 model on MSI's website (there are XP and XP Home drivers, just use the "XP" drivers for Professional).

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