MSI Wind U160 Netbook Claims Aggressive 15-Hour One-Charge Power

MSI has updated their netbook line once again. While the U130 and U135 already packed Intel's latest Pine Trail processor, the U160 is throwing down the battery gauntlet. Fifteen hours on one charge? That's nuts. » 3/08/10 3:58pm 3/08/10 3:58pm

MSI Wind U130 and U135 Netbooks Boast Pine Trail Chips

A couple of new netbooks have hit the "just announced" pool, and while MSI's Wind models don't usually grab me, the U130 and U135 do, thanks to the inclusion of Atom's new Pine Trail processors. » 12/21/09 11:05am 12/21/09 11:05am

MSI Wind U110 Eco Updated (Slightly) With 15-Hour Battery Life

MSI's Wind U110 was a solid netbook when it was released last year, but the newer Toshiba NB205 and HP Mini 5101 make it look outdated. MSI updated the netbook with a 15-hour, 9-cell battery, but is that enough? » 9/21/09 9:30pm 9/21/09 9:30pm

MSI Confirms Wind U150 Netbook with Touchscreen and Intel's Next Atom

We heard that MSI may release a touchscreen netbook with Intel's next generation Pine Trail Atom platform, and it will. According to MSI, the new Intel Atom chipset is planned to be officially launched at CES. » 8/25/09 8:00pm 8/25/09 8:00pm

Openbook Nano Review: The Lazy Man's Hackintosh Netbook

I'm a little torn. In even acknowledging the OpenBook Nano, I ensure that Apple will shut down Macwind, the company selling stock MSI Wind U100s preloaded with OS X for $399. But that's not the worst of it. » 8/25/09 1:00pm 8/25/09 1:00pm

Convert a Netbook Battery Into an iPhone Battery

Why would you hack your MSI Wind's battery to add a USB port when you can just connect your iPhone or any other device to the netbook's USB port? Well, just because you can. » 7/29/09 8:20am 7/29/09 8:20am

Reports: OS X 10.5.7 Improves Hackintosh Netbook Battery Life

Some folks on the MSI Wind forums are reporting a huge increase in battery life for hacktintosh netbooks after upgrading to 10.5.7. Why would Apple care about power management on Atom-based hardware? Dunno! » 5/14/09 10:40am 5/14/09 10:40am

The U200 Is MSI's Upcoming 12-Inch Netbookish Laptop

Just like we've seen manufacturers like Dell push netbooks to the 12-inch barrier, Engadget China spotted a new offering from MSI that looks to follow suit. » 5/13/09 10:44am 5/13/09 10:44am

MSI Wind Battery 'Mod' Can Go All Night (and Day) Long

Armed with an MSI Wind U115, 9-cell battery and some time, Johannes from Eee PC.de created what very well may be the Sting of netbooks. Stamina—er, battery life—was an astounding 25 hours. » 4/12/09 5:00pm 4/12/09 5:00pm

19-Inch Touchscreen Wind Sips On Less Energy than Most Light Bulbs

To be honest, netbooks scare me, but nettops scare me even more. Why do I need a neutered PC that isn't portable? Well, at least the platform doesn't need much power—even with a monitor. » 3/31/09 8:56am 3/31/09 8:56am

MSI Encourages Hackintosh, Leaks OS X Wi-Fi Drivers for the Wind

Seeing that the need for a warranty-voiding Wi-Fi module switch was the only thing keeping users from easily making convincing mini-MacBooks, MSI has semi-released OS X wireless drivers for the Wind. » 12/15/08 5:30am 12/15/08 5:30am

Dealzmodo: $300 MSI Wind or Acer Aspire at Microcenter

If you don't have big plans this weekend, Microcenter will be selling both the MSI Wind » 11/18/08 4:00pm 11/18/08 4:00pm and for $300 in-store only on November 22nd. After recent price reductions, both 1.6GHz Atom systems retail for $350. But as we all learned in grade school, $50 is $50. And if you can ever save $50, that's just more money you can…

Dealzmodo: MSI Wind Now $350 at Best Buy

Here's a fantastic deal that appears to be a permanent price reduction. The MSI Wind, which we reviewed » 11/04/08 11:45am 11/04/08 11:45am and like a lot, recently arrived at for $399. Not bad. But now the price has been dropped down to $350. Even with the hitting this December, the original Wind is a very nice machine (10" screen, XP, 1.6GHz Atom),…

MSI Wind Scores 30% Performance Boost in Free Update

Overclocking is nothing new, but rarely is it promoted by a PC manufacturer, let alone in a netbook. But MSI has released the v1.09 BIOS update for their Wind mini-notebook » 10/24/08 2:01pm 10/24/08 2:01pm that allows users to function key toggle an 8%, 15% or 24% automatic overclock that can translate to a (as independently tested). You'll notice…

MSI's 3.5G-Packing Wind U120 Netbook Coming In November For Around $550

Earlier this month we peeked at official shots » 10/20/08 10:00am 10/20/08 10:00am of the MSI Wind's 3.5G-equipped refresh, the 10" U120. Now news from Taiwan is that the U120 will hit the wild in November at $552 (converted) in both white and black, with an Intel Atom N270 processor, 1GB memory and a 120GB hard drive loaded with Windows XP in addition…

Dealzmodo: MSI Wind Now Available for $430

MSI keeps upping the rebates on their Wind U110 netbooks, probably to stay competitive with the cheaper Acer Aspire One. If you're interested, the 3-cell battery Wind, good for about 2 hours » 10/10/08 2:00pm 10/10/08 2:00pm of battery life, can be picked up for $430 after rebates. (A 6-cell Aspire One is just $400). The Wind has 120GB of storage as…

A First Look at the MSI 'Wind 2' U120

MSI hasn't been shy about their Wind U120, a 10" netbook that should pack a 120GB hard drive, SSD options, 802.11n Wi-Fi and 3G (HSDPA) fun. But from these first official shots of the unofficial sequel to the praised MSI Wind, we see that not much has changed about the exterior beyond adding a new two-tone style with… » 10/09/08 11:15am 10/09/08 11:15am

Zero-Cost Gadget Upgrades For the Next Great Depression

Hanging out at sites like Giz may have instilled in you an insatiable, pocket-emptying gadget habit. But now we're entering a new era-the old guys on the TV are saying that soon we may not even have pockets, let alone money for them. Don't panic though: You've probably got a wealth of gadgetry sitting underutilized… » 10/07/08 2:30pm 10/07/08 2:30pm