MSI Wind U100 Notebook

MSI Wind PC

Product Name: MSI Wind U100
Official Website: MSI (Micro-Star International)

Summary:
– 10.2-inch, Intel Atom CPU, Regular 2.5″ HDD, July 2008
– Search SL’s archives for U100 News
Markets: Consumers
Regions: Worldwide
– This Page Updated: November 5, 2008

Select models (more below):
US – MSI Wind U100-016US (Black)
– 120GB HDD, 1GB RAM, 3-Cell Battery
Amazon.com$399.99 (After $50 Rebate)
MWave.com$399.99 (After $50 Rebate)
US – MSI Wind U100-030US (White w/Love/Heart Design)
– 120GB HDD, 1GB RAM, 3-Cell Battery
Amazon.com$429.99 (After $50 Rebate)
MWave.com$429.99 (After $50 Rebate)

Best Buy (US)
MSI Wind U100-420US – Sometimes referred to as the “Q2”
– MSI Wind U100-420US Windows XP Home, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, Black

Rebadged MSI Wind U100:
Sylvania g MAGNI
More MSI Wind U100 Clones

Notes:
– One of the first netbooks with Intel Atom CPU
– Solid State Drive (SSD) Option
– Full-size 2.5″ HDD
– “ame ergonomic keyboard as MSI’s larger notebooks”
– 1.3MP Camera
– “Magnifying Capability” – magnify words/areas on the display
– Special Insert Mold Roller Technology (IMR) – protects the Wind from fading while reducing visible fingerprints/smudges.
– Comes with a protective bag
– White, Black, Silver, Pink Models

Related Stories:
Oct 10, 2008: MSI Wind U100 – $50 Rebates
Oct 8, 2008: MSI Wind U100 and 9-cell batteries
Oct 7, 2008: MSI Wind U100 and Windows Vista
Oct 6, 2008: MSI Wind U100 at Best Buy
Oct 6, 2008: MSI Wind U100 – New Models, US Retail Sales
– More at bottom of page

History:
Status: In production
Announced: CeBIT 2008 (March 9, 2008)
Available: Europe, US – June 2008
Price (Launch): US (3-cell battery, 80GB HDD): $399 Base Linux, $499 XP Home
Price (Initial 6-cell battery): US: $549.99 Linux, $599.99 XP
Price (Oct 2008): US: 6-Cell Battery, 160GB HDD, $479.99 (U100-279US)

Related Laptops:
– Part of the netbook category

MSI Wind U90 is 8.9″ Version
– Will be replaced/suplemented by MSI Wind U120

Models (Current):
U100-002US: White, 3-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, XP Home, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth (9S7-N01152-002)
U100-004US: “Love Edition”, 3-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, XP Home, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth (9S7-N01151-004)
U100-016US: Black, 3-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, XP Home, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth (9S7-N01144-016) ($399 at Amazon.com (rebate))
U100-030US: Pearl White Heart (“Love”), 3-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, XP Home (9S7-N01151-030) ($399 at Amazon.com (rebate))
U100-035US: Black, 3-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, XP Home, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth (9S7-N01154-035)
U100-036US: Black, 3-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, XP Home, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth (9S7-N01152-036)
U100-039US: Black, 3-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, XP Home, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth (9S7-N01153-039)
U100-043US: White/Heart, 6-cell battery ,1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, XP Home, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth (9S7-N01151-043)
U100-222MY: Pink, 6-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, XP Home, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth (9S7-N01153-222)
U100-244MY: White, 6-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, XP Home, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth (9S7-N01152-244)
U100-279US: White, 6-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, XP Home, 802.11b/g/n, (B001H0GEW0) (9S7-N01152-279) ($479.99 at Amazon.com)
U100-286MY: Black, 6-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, XP Home, 802.11b/g/n, (9S7-N01154-286)
U100-422CA: Black, 6-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, XP Home, 802.11b/g/n, (9S7-N01154-422)
U100-432US: Black, 6-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, XP Home, 802.11b/g/n, (9S7-N01154-432)

Models (Retired):
– Sometimes referred to as MSI Wind NB-Linux and MSI Wind NB-Windows
U100-035LA: Black, 3-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, XP Home
U100-053LA: Black, 6-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, XP Home
U100-053US: Black, 6-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, XP Home, Replaced by ??? (Amazon.com (rebate))
U100-?????: White, 6-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, XP Home, Replaced by U100-279US
U100-?????: Pink, 6-cell battery, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, XP Home, Replaced by ???

Upgrading:
– Full-size 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Drive

CPU/Platform/Memory:
CPU: Intel Atom 45nm 1.6GHz Diamondville (512K L2 Cache)
Chipset: Intel Shelton/945GMS+ ICH7-M
Front-side Bus: 533MHz
Memory: DDR2 667MHz
Memory Capacity: 512MB – 1GB – 2GB (2 slots)

Graphics/Display:
Display: 10.2″ LED-backlit display
Resolution: 1024×600
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 950
Graphics Memory:
Video Out: 1x VGA Out
Other:

Storage:
Hard Drive Type: 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA) HDD
Hard Drive Capacity: HDD: 80GB, 120GB, 160GB
Optical: External/USB
eSATA Port: No
Other:

Connectivity/Networking:
Wireless: 802.11b/g or 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 Optional on some models
Mobile Broadband: No (maybe provided by carriers)

Modem:
Ethernet: 10/100/100 Gigabit

Input/Output:
Audio Chipset: Soundblaster compatible
Internal Speakers/Microphone: 2x Stereo speakers
Audio I/O: 1x Line-Out/Heaphones, 1xLine-In Microphone
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: No
PC Card/ExpressCard: No
Flash/Memory Card Reader: 4-in-1 Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro (MS PRO)
Keyboard/Mouse: 80% size of full-size keyboard, touchpad
Other: 1.3MP

Security:
Biometric/Fingerprint: No
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):
Other:

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Linux Novell SUSE
Other Software:
Drivers: Global.MSI.com.tw
Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Battery:
Type:
Options: 3-cell 2200mAh, 6-cell 4400mAh
Battery Life: Mfr: 3-cell (3 hours), 6-cell (5.5 hours)

Dimensions:
Width: 10.24 inches / 260 mm
Depth: 7.09 inches / 180 mm
Height: 0.748 – 1.22 inches / 31 mm (depending on battery)
Weight: 2.2 – 2.6 pounds / 1 – 1.18 kg (2.6 pounds = 6-cell battery)

Reviews and Articles:
Paul’s complete guide to OS X on the Wind – Modaco.com, July 2008
LAPTOP Magazine – Review, June 4, 2008
VR-Zone – May 28, 2008 – Taken apart, power consumption / battery life
LAPTOP Magazine – May 13, 2008 – US Release information
TechConnect Magazine – photos of black, pink models
MSI UK – Press Release – April 21, 2008
The Inquirer – April 18, 2008 – Details about European launch
Wikipedia
Crave – March 10, 2008
Fudzilla – March 10, 2008
Engadget – March 9, 2008
PC World Italia – Gallery
Notebook Italia (translated) – March 7, 2008