MSI WIND U100 10IN MINI LAPTOP Refurb £149.99 @ Ebay Outlet (Argos Clearance Bargains) - HotUKDeals
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The U100 is a better choice than the U130 for some since it is a different chip and more suitable for hackintoshing.

It can also be easily over-clocked from 1.6 to 1.9.

Available in 3 colours just now white (200+ available just now) link above.
Pink with 500+ avaiable Item 360253022841
Black with 450 available. Item 360253022845

MSI Wind U100 10in Mini Laptop White.
Intel Atom N270 processor.
1.6GHz processor speed.
512MB cache.
1GB DDR2 RAM.
160GB SATA hard drive.
10in screen size.
Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels.
UMA graphics.
1 Ethernet port.
Wireless/Wi-Fi enabled - b/g.
3 USB ports.
Media card reader.
Bluetooth.
Integrated 1.3MP webcam.
Windows XP Home operating system installed.
3.5 hours battery life.
Size (H)3, (W)26, (D)18.cm.
Weight 1.1kg.
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#2


It looks so easy, bet there is a good market for someone to do this and re-sell on. Thanks for the link, I am tempted...
#3
AberdeenDad
It looks so easy, bet there is a good market for someone to do this and re-sell on. Thanks for the link, I am tempted...


I did one on a U100 about a year ago, easy enough and it 'helped' re-sale.:thumbsup:

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#4
This is one of the first netbooks, but still one of the best. Third party, high-capacity batteries are available at reasonable prices. Easily Hackintoshed. Good all round machine.

Very easy to upgrade, remove a few screws and remove the base, you then have clear access to SIMM slots, wireless card and HDD.

At this price a bargain.
#5
netbooks are not my thing but if you need one this looks excellent for £150 so hot from me:)
#6
bytemaster;8466865
This is one of the first netbooks, but still one of the best. Third party, high-capacity batteries are available at reasonable prices. Easily Hackintoshed. Good all round machine.

Very easy to upgrade, remove a few screws and remove the base, you then have clear access to SIMM slots, wireless card and HDD.

At this price a bargain.


[FONT=Verdana][COLOR=Navy]+1[/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Verdana] - Listed below are the MSI Wind User Community and Forum, if members want any additional help on it.

InsanelyWind User Community
http://insanelywind.com/blog/

InsanelyWind User Forum
http://insanelywind.com/forum/

New Vanilla Snow Leopard Tutorials « InsanelyWind
http://insanelywind.com/blog/2010/04/27/new-vanilla-snow-leopard-tutorials/

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#7
I got mine to dual boot Windows XP and Mac OSX Leopard. Works beautifully. :)
#8
watching youtube be goo on this? word? microsoft ?
#9
Word 2003 runs fine with these. You tube is fine too, I suspect full screen divx's may struggle though.

Only issues I had with these Netbooks was with Acer One SSD (Solid State Drive) version... so slow and stuttlery. With a proper HD (like this one), everythings good. :)
#10
what the difference between this and U130?
#11
andycorleone
what the difference between this and U130?


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=msi+wind+U100+vs+U130
#12


if that actually provided an answer it would have worked, as it is, it doesn't and it didn't - its a fair question, the poster just wants a summary
#13
I quite fancy getting one of these and then ripping some of my dvds to the hard drive and using it as a kind of portable dvd player, without the need to carry my disks around and also an external drive

Would this be up to the job?

Cheers in advance
Scott
#14
AberdeenDad
It looks so easy, bet there is a good market for someone to do this and re-sell on. Thanks for the link, I am tempted...


It would be illegal to sell a machine with OSX installed on it 3rd party. Apple would sue definitely and win if this was done as business venture. Imagine the support problems as well!
#15
scottie2hotty_uk
I quite fancy getting one of these and then ripping some of my dvds to the hard drive and using it as a kind of portable dvd player, without the need to carry my disks around and also an external drive

Would this be up to the job?

Cheers in advance
Scott


there is no dvd player on the unit and as for using it as an external drive... you can't just plug it in to another computer and expect it to appear as a drive
#16
think i would go for the 130 as its newer and got windows 7 on it!!! and only £13 more
#17
Sin_of_nature
I suspect full screen divx's may struggle though.

Using a combination of Media Player Classic Home Cinema and CoreAVC Video Decoder these can quite happily play 1080p MKVs
http://lifehacker.com/5475495/use-coreavc-to-enable-hd-playback-on-netbooks
#18
Hoping these will still be around Friday! yeah slim chance, why do these deals come along at the wrong time?! Want to hackintosh one.
#19
LARDYBOY
think i would go for the 130 as its newer and got windows 7 on it!!! and only £13 more


Yeah but can you hackintosh that model as easy?
#20
d_dixon50
Hoping these will still be around Friday! yeah slim chance, why do these deals come along at the wrong time?! Want to hackintosh one.


There are loads still left - 449 black, 546 pink and 205 white. Mind you, it is only Tueday...
#21
fishmaster
It would be illegal to sell a machine with OSX installed on it 3rd party. Apple would sue definitely and win if this was done as business venture. Imagine the support problems as well!


Maybe to sell, but to actually do for yourself its just breaking EULA, not illegal as such.:thumbsup:
#22
Does ubuntu linux run well on this?
#23
paulsmith288
Does ubuntu linux run well on this?


With ease.

I have a question for OSX users.

Do all the netbook's features work? Wifi, webcam, sound jacks etc?
#24
I have the advent badged version of this netbook, had it for about 14 months now and I can 100% recommend it. I have used the bundled Windows XP with no problems and am now dual booting Windows 7 and Snow Leopard with no problems what so ever, Upgraded the ram from 1gb to 1.5gb. Some video can be a little jumpy (Windows) especially if on battery power but this only happens at high bit rates, after upgrading the firmware from MSI got a 'turbo' function which seemed to sort out the video. I love how OS X snow leopard runs. Look for 'snowywind' on google, this release is perfect and comes with all the necessary drivers.

Voted hot.
1 Like #25
ash.connor
With ease.

I have a question for OSX users.

Do all the netbook's features work? Wifi, webcam, sound jacks etc?

I first put os x leopard on but encounted a few problems with the trackpad and resolution, wireless worked, sound ports worked, didnt test the webcam. Then came across the snowywind release which is the newer snow leopard os, and had no problems what so ever everything has worked out of the box - sound ports, vga port, webcam, wireless etc
#26
bytemaster
This is one of the first netbooks, but still one of the best. Third party, high-capacity batteries are available at reasonable prices. Easily Hackintoshed. Good all round machine.

Very easy to upgrade, remove a few screws and remove the base, you then have clear access to SIMM slots, wireless card and HDD.

At this price a bargain.


Can the SIMM slot be upgraded to add mobile internet to this model? So few options around of netbooks with internal Sim slots.
#27
purplealpha
I first put os x leopard on but encounted a few problems with the trackpad and resolution, wireless worked, sound ports worked, didnt test the webcam. Then came across the snowywind release which is the newer snow leopard os, and had no problems what so ever everything has worked out of the box - sound ports, vga port, webcam, wireless etc


Bought one.

Thanks mate.
#28
Josh Rogan
there is no dvd player on the unit and as for using it as an external drive... you can't just plug it in to another computer and expect it to appear as a drive


yeah i know there isnt, i'd do the ripping on my desktop then just juse a usb stick to transfer them across

and i didnt mean use this as an external drive, i meant that it would save me having to carry around an external drive to play my dvds
#29
scottie2hotty_uk;8469503
yeah i know there isnt, i'd do the ripping on my desktop then just juse a usb stick to transfer them across

and i didnt mean use this as an external drive, i meant that it would save me having to carry around an external drive to play my dvds

[FONT=Verdana]
Dependent upon on how your ripping the DVDs (i.e. full rip, etc) then yes you can use the netbook without any problems - I know a lot of people that do this, especially guys that go offshore or are on long haul flights.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#30
AddictWeb;8469102
Can the SIMM slot be upgraded to add mobile internet to this model? So few options around of netbooks with internal Sim slots.

[FONT=Verdana]
I think it will be possible (bear in mind the warranty will be invalidated by this work) but you need to check out the MSI Wind User Community & Forum (links by myself are already posted), as I'm sure it's listed over there for this hardware hack.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#31
There are many Dell Mini 1011 with Windows 7 in DELL outlet
Delivery is free at the moment £159 for a 'scratch and dent'
Will report on the state of it , once arrived

This is a very very compatible Hackintosh base

COCO
#32
I_SHOULD_COCO
There are many Dell Mini 1011 with Windows 7 in DELL outlet
Delivery is free at the moment £159 for a 'scratch and dent'
Will report on the state of it , once arrived

This is a very very compatible Hackintosh base

COCO


******, Dell refurb or Argos refurb. Which is the best model, planning to Hackintosh it.??
#33
sly200sx;8469924
******, Dell refurb or Argos refurb. Which is the best model, planning to Hackintosh it.??


[FONT=Verdana]Both are [COLOR=Navy]BUT[/COLOR] the MSI Wind is a lot easier to upgrade the internal components i.e. memory, wireless card and hard drive - the Dell Mini 10v is a bit of a pain to take apart, as you literally need to take it to pieces.

In addition to that I think you can get cashback for eBay (via Quidco/TopCashBack) but you won't be able to via Dell UK Outlet (they are a separate entity from Dell UK).

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#34
I_SHOULD_COCO
There are many Dell Mini 1011 with Windows 7 in DELL outlet
Delivery is free at the moment £159 for a 'scratch and dent'
Will report on the state of it , once arrived

This is a very very compatible Hackintosh base

COCO


Any chance you can link us up, i cant find it?
#35
scottie2hotty_uk
I quite fancy getting one of these and then ripping some of my dvds to the hard drive and using it as a kind of portable dvd player, without the need to carry my disks around and also an external drive

Would this be up to the job?

Cheers in advance
Scott


Definitely :thumbsup:

I bought the kids one each at Christmas I was quite impressed by the performance and the storage,
160Gb can hold quite a few dvd rips.
#36
The U130 is pink
urrrgh
#37
Scotty Boy
[FONT=Verdana]Both are [COLOR=Navy]BUT[/COLOR] the MSI Wind is a lot easier to upgrade the internal components i.e. memory, wireless card and hard drive -[/FONT]


This takes a 1.8 hard drive doesn't it, so I won't be able to stick a 500GB in it?
#38
sly200sx
******, Dell refurb or Argos refurb. Which is the best model, planning to Hackintosh it.??


As Scotty Boy says. Both are easily Hackintoshed, I would say the Dell is marginally easier. However the MSI is just SO much easier to upgrade. Upgrading the Dell is a real PITA.

I have both and both have been OSX'd. (Multi boot) I prefer the MSI.

The MSI lacks wireless "N" which I don't consider a loss (If you need it the card can be easily and cheaply replaced), but does include Bluetooth (which can be added to the Dell with a $2 nano dongle for DealExtreme.)

Both are decent Netbooks.
#39
bytemaster
As Scotty Boy says. Both are easily Hackintoshed, I would say the Dell is marginally easier. However the MSI is just SO much easier to upgrade. Upgrading the Dell is a real PITA.

I have both and both have been OSX'd. (Multi boot) I prefer the MSI.

The MSI lacks wireless "N" which I don't consider a loss (If you need it the card can be easily and cheaply replaced), but does include Bluetooth (which can be added to the Dell with a $2 nano dongle for DealExtreme.)

Both are decent Netbooks.


Thanks for the info. I have gone for a black Wind. I prefer the mac os now after many years on windows. I have a white macbook but its an expensive item to get pinched/drop/leave somewhere :)
Also have a nice 27inch imac, nice :thumbsup:
#40
It only costs £21 to double the memory with a 1GB stick from crucial. The back of the netbook is easy to remove, though you have the break the warranty sticker to access one of the screws.

Overclocking is a breeze. The ability to overclock is an option that needs to be enabled in the BIOS - just select whether to overclock by 15% or 24%. The Fn+F10 switches on the "turbo" mode when you are running on the mains (not battery).

Almost 2Ghz processor speed with 2GB RAM for just over £170 - what more do you want?

Great machine.

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