MSI has released a couple of new netbooks with upgrades to the Pine Trail Atom N450 processor, including the cheap and re-freshed Wind U130 and the Wind U135 — but the most intriguing is this slim MSI Wind U160 with 15 hours of battery life.
How that 15-hour battery life was achieved with a 6-cell pack is still a big question. Nevertheless, even if real-world tests gives it just 8 hours, that’s already something.
MSI Wind U160
10″ screen @ 1024×600 pixels
Intel Atom N450 @ 1.66GHz
2GB DDR2 RAM
Intel GMA 3150
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
SD Card reader
From the specs sheet alone, I cannot see the difference between the MSI Wind U160 and the MSI Wind U135 except for some design and color option. Although if you look closely, the U160 is much thinner at 19.8-25.4m compared to the U135 at 19 to 31.5mm.
Maybe that’s why the U160 is more expensive by Php2,000 with a suggested retail price of Php23,990.