MSI Wind U120 Review (LAPTOP Mag)

MSI Wind U120 The new 10.2″ Intel Atom-based MSI Wind U120 just started showing up in stock or available for pre-order from various retailers, and now LAPTOP magazine has one of the first reviews.

Not much has changed from the original MSI Wind U100 – the chassis was changed slightly in the design department, but the price is much lower than the Wind U100 originally started out.

One thing that jumped out about the review – LAPTOP Magazine mentioned that the battery life was less than the original U100 when paired with a 6-cell battery. Another important thing that the review mentions (and you can see pictures of the bottom of the chassis) – there is no way to upgrade the RAM – you are stuck with whatever ships. This is not an upgrade-friendly netbook.

The keyboard is the same as the U100, and the touchpad still does not support multi-touch (something some early models of the U100 did).

With all of that said, it does start at $379 (depending on retailer and model) and that puts it down into the 8.9″ Acer Aspire One or Dell Inspiron Mini 9 range (albeit not as upgrade friendly as either).

Read: LAPTOP Magazine