Date Joined: 09/10/08
Pros: Running great on windows 7 ultimate 64 bit! Amazing machine, handles full 1080p video via HDMI to the TV perfectly. Easily overclocked GPU. Shockingly powerful compared to atom netbooks I have used. AutoCAD10 works perfectly. CS Source plays in full settings; looks great when playing on a LCD TV. Experimenting with other games but I am very impressed with performance from the IGP. This really blows the other netbooks out of the water! Can't beat it for the price.
Cons: The only con I could think of is the screen could tilt back slightly further. The laptop still works fine when in the lap and the angle is okay, so there would be very few situations were this would be an issue.
Not really a device con but; Lack of 64 bit driver support. MSI needs to step up and make 64 bit drivers available. *You can find every driver you need* however you will have to download it from the company that makes the part directly.
Overall Review: Don't listen to dumb comments about the battery! I Have disabled powernow and powerplay. I run full 1.6 on battery with no issues. The IGP overclocked to 600mhz also! The only thing you may experience is reduced battery life. PLEASE DON"T LEAVE NEGATIVE REVIEWS IF YOU ARE TOTALLY INEPT WITH TECHNOLOGY!
I researched my options and waited a long time for this netbook to become available. I am very impressed with it and would buy it again. It does everything I need and more. Now the only problem is the announcement of the U250 which will feature a newer K325 1.3 dual core (40-45nm) and 512mb of dedicated graphics memory! I may have to buy it when it becomes available haha.
Pros: great netbook
Cons: powernow option
Overall Review: Try entering the BIOS, in ADVANCED disable "PowerNow" option. You should be able to use full speed while on battery power.