Wind U160 Now Available From MSI

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News Posted: Mon, Mar 8 2010 11:46 PM
MSI's new Wind U160 netbook is now available for purchase. This is the second netbook in MSI's lineup to feature the Pine Trail platform. The U160 is powered by an Intel Atom N450 processor and comes with 1GB of DDR2 memory, a 160GB hard drive, and a 6-cell battery that MSI claims can last for up to 15 hours in ECO mode. The U160 is MSI's thinnest Wind model to date, measuring 0.98 inches at its widest point. You can pick up this netbook for about $380 from Frys, Newegg, and Buy.com.


MSI North America Announces Availability of the 2010 iF Product Design Award Winning Wind U160

Stylish new netbook features Pine Trail Platform, 15-Hour Battery Life, and Windows 7

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – March 08, 2010 – MSI Computer, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, is proud to announce the availability of the 2010 iF Product Design Award Winning Wind U160. The U160, MSI’s second netbook to feature the new Pine Trail platform, is powered by the Intel® Atom N450™ Processor. The incredibly efficient and Energy Star compliant U160 boosts a 15 hour battery life when running in MSI’s exclusive ECO mode. This allows users to get through a full day of work or school without having to bring their adapter.

Abandoning the traditional clamshell form, the Wind U160 ushers in a new era of netbook design. From the illuminated MSI logo on the netbook’s outer surface to the power button placed on the U160’s cylindrical hinge, the newest Wind model sports a slim new footprint. Just 0.98 inches at its widest point, the U160 is the thinnest Wind model to date.

The units’ raised chiclet keyboard and seamless wide touchpad increase both accuracy and comfort while typing. The U160 is available in a fashionable sparkling gold or a more formal black, and its Color Film Print finish gives it a sleek stylish new look.

The newest edition to the Wind family will also ships with 10-inch backlit LED display, 1 GB of DDR2 memory, a 160GB hard drive, a 6-cell battery, Bluetooth connectivity and Microsoft’s Windows 7 Starter. MSI also included its user friendly EasyFace facial recognition security software to help U160 users protect their information.

The MSI Wind U160 costs just $379.99 and is available now at Fry’s (Fry’s product number L1600) and online at Newegg and Buy.com.


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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 9 2010 12:36 AM

Wow now that's some battery life. Of course for that price the components are a little light.

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Besides W7 and the battery life. My gateway tablet with a 14" pen display has the same specs from five years ago!

Intel Core i7-875K Quad
Asetek 510LC 120MM
4GB Kingston Hyper-X DDR-3
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
CyberPower 800 PSU
Kingston 64GB SSD 
2 Hitachi 1-TB HDD'S
FirePro V8800
8X Blu-Ray DVD±R/±RW
HPw2207 22" LCD
Cintiq 21UX
CoolerMaster 690II Advance
Win 7 Pro 64 bit
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I had the chance to play with a Wind for a few weeks recently.

It was, by far, the best NetBook that I've tried out as far as the physical quality goes. It had a real solid feel to it. Others that I've looked at were not so good. Some of them were even 'flimsy' to the touch.

As to it's specs, nothing is gonna be just the right amount of power and features,....ever. The landscape changes way too fast in this segment. No matter what's out now, next week something better will appear to tempt us. The trick may just be to get what you need at the time for yourself, and be happy with it.

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 9 2010 1:15 PM

I like hearing that from you realneil as I trust what you say as a knowledgeable user and a straight arrow in general.

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