MSI Wind U135 Netbook Review

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Test Setup and 3DMark 06 CPU



 
  
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Covering the bases
MSI Wind U135

Intel Atom N450
(1.66GHz)

1GB DDR2

Intel GMA 3150


On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x160GB Hard Drive          
5400 RPM SATA

Windows 7
Starter (32-bit)

10" LED LCD Display
(native 1024x600)
HP Mini 311

Intel Atom N270
(1.6GHz)

2GB DDR2

NVIDIA Ion GPU
(Based on 9400M)


On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x250GB Hard Drive          
5400 RPM SATA


Windows 7 Home
Premium (32-bit)

11.6" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)
Asus Eee PC 1201N

Intel Atom 330
(1.6GHz)

2GB DDR2

NVIDIA Ion GPU
(Based on 9400M)

On-Board Ethernet
On-Board Audio

1x250GB Hard Drive          
5400 RPM SATA

Windows 7 Home
Premium SP1 (32-bit)

12.1" LED LCD Display
(native 1366x768)



 Performance Comparisons with 3DMark06
 Details: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmark06/

The Futuremark 3DMark06 CPU benchmark consists of tests that use the CPU to render 3D scenes, rather than the GPU. It runs several threads simultaneously and is designed to utilize multiple processor cores.



You'll notice that the Wind U135 is no champion in the 3DMark 06 CPU benchmark, but that shouldn't alarm you. In fact it barely even finished the litany of tests, with one particular test failing. No netbook is built to really handle the stresses of hardcore benchmarking, and you shouldn't reasonably expect a netbook to blaze through much of anything--particularly one without NVIDIA's Ion. It's a low-cost, portable solution to owning an energy-slurping, heavy notebook. In reality, using the U135 isn't as sluggish as these numbers would make it seem. You wouldn't want to do any serious number crunching on here, but for casual web browsing, multimedia watching and document processing, it's plenty potent. The unit's full 3D Mark 06 benchmark is below:


MSI Wind U135 3DMark 06 CPU Score; Click To Enlarge


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