MSI Wind U100 gets 320GB HDD

MSI Wind U100 gets 320GB HDD

A new competitor to the Asus Eee PC, HP Mini-note and the Acer Aspire One has just arrived in stores. PC Corner has photos, specs and prices of the MSI Wind U100 — including one with up to 2GB RAM and a 320GB HDD.

• Intel Atom™ Processor, DiamondVille 2008 Platform 45-nm CPU @ 1.6GHz
• MicroSoft Windows XP Home, SP3
• 10 inch Wide Screen Display
• 3 hours battery life
• Hard Drive (80GB to 320GB)
• 1.3MP Webcam
• 4-in-1 Card reader
• 802.11bg WiFi with Bluetooth

512 MB RAM, 80GB HHD, No OS – Php 23,999
1.0 GB RAM, 80GB HDD, No OS – Php 24,999
1.0 GB RAM, 80GB, Windows XP Home Edition SP3 – Php 25,999
1.0 GB RAM, 80GB, Windows XP Home Edition SP3 – Php 26,999 (with external 60GB Mobile HDD with enclosure)
1.0GB RAM, 160GB, Windows XP PRO COA – Php 27,999
2.0GB RAM, 160GB, Windows XP PRO COA – Php 29,999
2.0GB RAM, 320GB, Windows XP PRO COA – Php 31,999


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The HP Mini-note and Eee PC 1000/1001 has a strong competitor with this little monster.

{Hat tip to Erin}

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33 Responses

  1. BrianB says:

    There’s a recent finding that SSDs actually consume more power than even 7200 rpm HD drives.

  2. jhay says:

    Serious competition indeed. Wonder how the local market would react? Are pinoys really loyal fans of the Asus Eee PC? :P

  3. whoa! 320GB!

  4. Rex says:

    Whoa! How heavy is this thing? And how does the Atom processor compare with other chips in terms of performance?

  5. Erin says:

    @yuga: Plain “erin” would do, if not can you switch the e and the u? And thanks for the hat tip. :D

    @BrianB: i guess you were referring to the tom’s hardware article that SSD are either “on” or “off” while HDD only consume maximum power if the actuators powering the heads are being moved.

    @rex: if im not mistaken the 3-cell variants weight slightly more than the eeepc so its between 2.4 – 3.0 lbs. i just cant remember ifthe 2.4lbs were for the 8.9″ with 3-cell model. :(

    i am definitely getting the Wind, various reviews are giving it a slight advantage over the eee lineup. caveat emptor but the reviews are pretty consistent. i can’t wait for the black and the 6-cell equipped models to come to our shores. :)

    note for linux users though that as of early this week it was said that the Wind wouldn’t install Ubuntu properly but OSX was successful. waiting might be good if the ubuntu netbook remix will be stable/usable by august or september as one of its goals is to be stable on netbook computers.


  6. Yoe says:

    whoa…320g’s + 2 gig ram? im sold…price is also reasonable i guess

  7. okey yan para mas lalo silang mag-pababaan ng presyo.

  8. mas magandang mas dumami pa ang kompetisyon ng EEe PC para mas bumaba pa ang presyo.

  9. mas magandang mas dumami pa ang kompetisyon ng EEe PC para mas bumaba pa ang presyo..

  10. I’ve seen this on PC Corner Online last night… Time to open my “alikansya”…

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  12. wow…sana makabili.

  13. riso says:

    I am buying this wind not later July 18, 2008. Please contact me 09228285918. I am looking

    for the best deal. Together with it I am buying DVD writer (external) for it and optical

    mouse. If if possible, I would like to upgrade its 3cell to 6 cell.

  14. happy says:

    cool.. i’d love to get a black one.. i wonder though where specifically i can get such a deal :D

  15. Carla says:

    How does this compare to the HP Mini Note guys? torn between the two, but I need to get either very soon, i need a laptop I can carry around!

  16. makulet says:

    is this one much better than the asus eee pc 1000?
    ;)kindly help me decide. i need to buy one.

  17. John says:

    where can i buy an Acer Aspire One with 80 GB? Please give me information about that. How much that one? THX a lot

  18. mitsukai says:

    anu po yung grapic card nito? ilang mb po memory ng gfx card?

  19. albinolove says:

    opting between MSI Wind against Asus Eeepc 1000, will depend on your taste. If you want a stylish one, go for the latter. They have the same processor N270 though MSI is slightly lighter.

    PC Corner provides 6 cell battery with a max of 2.0 GB RAM and a whooping 500 GB HDD for MSI plus its keyboard way better than Asus.

    though if you really want a top of the line netbook with tight budget.. take a look with the new acer ospire one 103 vs. MS wind u100.

    I am really planning to buy one soon but i am torn between MSI Wind and Acer Aspire 103… they have almost the same price for 25,995.00 and 25, 590.00 against two different specs.

    MSI Wind U100xp ( 25, 950.00)
    Intel® Atom™ N270 1.6GHz
    2.0Gb DDR2 / 500Gb SATA HDD
    10in.* / camera / wireless LAN
    USB x 3, SD card, bluetooth ( though not
    MS Windows® XP Home SP3 licensed …
    with ….6-cells battery

    Acer Aspire One 103 ( 1GB, 320 GB 25, 995.00)
    ( 1GB, 500 GB 27, 995.00)
    Processor: Intel® Atom™ Processor N280
    1.66GHz, 512Kb, 533MHz FSB)
    Chipset: Mobile Intel® 945GSE Chipset
    GFX Controller: Intel® GMA 950 graphics
    Memory: 1.0Gb DDR2 Memory (now …2.0Gb
    ready !!!)
    Hard Drive: 320Gb SATA HDD
    with One storage slot for SD Card
    Display: 10in. WSVGA TFT LCD
    Weight: 1.33Kgs. (2.95lbs.)
    OS: MicroSoft® Windows® XP Home Operating
    Network: Built-in 10/100 LAN
    Built-in 802.11bg Wireless Network
    Built-in Bluetooth
    6-cells battery 5800mAH !!!
    Muti-touch pad !!!

    Built in Multi in One Card Reader:
    >(SD) Card,(MMC), (RS-MMC)
    >Memory Stick
    >Memory Stick PRO
    >xD Picture card

    Supports the ff cards with adapter:
    >Memory Stick Duo
    With Acer eRecovery Software
    With Acer Launch Manager
    With Adobe Reader
    With McAfee Internet Security Suite
    With Microsoft® Office 2007 Trial Version

    one thing i didn’t like about this upgrade from Acer is that PC Corner or acer philippines didn’t upgrade the graphics from Intel® GMA 950 graphics
    controller to GN40 which is a better graphics performer…. i wonder why?

  20. NOEL O B R A T A . N E T says:

    ok yan surely, ill consider that one!!!

  21. Carol says:

    I want to buy a laptop for my kids do you think MSI Wind is a good brand

  22. Claire says:

    How much does Wind cost nowadays? I only have around 22K, and I wonder what’s the best netbook I could afford with such a tight budget. Thanks in advance. :)

  23. Erin says:

    @claire: the original Wind U100 should be within that range.


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