MSI Wind U100 Netbook (6 Cell, 160GB, Windows XP) £264.99 @ CCLOnline - HotUKDeals
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MSI Wind U100 netbook.

* Windows XP Home
* 10 inch Wide Screen Display
* 160GB Hard Disc
* Larger 6 cell battery

I've been looking for this for a while, and this is a great price!!

Postage is £3.99
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#1
hot price, good find!
#2
Great price for one of the best Netbooks available.
#3
Hot for sure
#4
Wireless 'n' ?????
#6
It says b/g on the CCL description
#7
Nice find - great price. :-) Heat added.
#8
is this better than the samsung nc10?
#9
1jim
is this better than the samsung nc10?


almost identical
#10
anyone know how this compares with the NC10 - I mean on a componants vs each other they look pretty similarly spececd, but down to use and feel.

I have seen the NC10 a few times in the shops but never really seen one of these in the flesh.

any opinions ?
#12
doivey
anyone know how this compares with the NC10 - I mean on a componants vs each other they look pretty similarly spececd, but down to use and feel.

I have seen the NC10 a few times in the shops but never really seen one of these in the flesh.

any opinions ?


I have one and i love it,The screen is better than laptops costing four times as much,The keyboard is better than any other netbook and the build quality is as good as any only downside is the touchpad is a little on the small side and i have the three cell model which only gives just over two hours whereas this should be good for four and a half,ihave also heard that with the latest firmware the one button overclock has been enabled meaning it is also faster than any netbook when plugged into the mains,
#13
Performance wise they are almost identical. Upgrading the ram is easier on the NC10 as they have kindly made a little panel that has access to the memory slot, the wind you have to take the full back off but it is still quite easy to do it.
Build quality the NC10 wins hands down and feels more solid and less creaky if you know what i mean.
The wind is more OS X ready if your looking to make it into a macbook nano.
I have both and wouldn't hesitate in buying either again.
#14
reviewz
I have both and wouldn't hesitate in buying either again.


so how does battery life compare between the two? thanks
#15
Samsung has slightly superior battery to this, much better keyboard and build quality, although at this price this is a great deal, mind the screen wobble though.
#16
Paddy2691
Samsung has slightly superior battery to this, much better keyboard and build quality, although at this price this is a great deal, mind the screen wobble though.

Much better leyboard in what way ?.The wind has about the best keyboard of any netbook,
#17
doivey
anyone know how this compares with the NC10 - I mean on a componants vs each other they look pretty similarly spececd, but down to use and feel.

I have seen the NC10 a few times in the shops but never really seen one of these in the flesh.

any opinions ?


nc10 is great.

i upped the ram to 2 Gb too. uber fast now.
#18
Like the look of this but it doesn't seem to have Bluetooth or Gigabit ethernet which the Samsung have. Anyone confirm?
#19
That is a great deal nice find! I bought the NC10 in December for £300. I would say the Wind is equally as good, but at that price it is better value than the NC10.
#20
Has anyone on the forum put OS X on this?
#21
tonyg1962
Much better leyboard in what way ?.The wind has about the best keyboard of any netbook,
Larger keys and better key placement? Yup.
#22
Paddy2691
Larger keys and better key placement? Yup.


There very little in it,If you had said slightly better keyboard,
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/content/view/30649/85/1/1/
#23
baronbuzby
Has anyone on the forum put OS X on this?


Yes. I actually have the Advent 4211, which is a Wind OEM'd to DSG (PC World/Dixons/Currys). I have upgraded to 2GB RAM and 320GB HDD. Currently triple boots XP, OSX and Ubuntu. The hardware upgrades are easy as you just unscrew the bottom of the shell which then gives free access to RAM slot, HDD, and wireless card.

If you go to msiwind.net you will find all the info you need. Installing OSX is very easy, but I needed to swap the Wifi card for a Dell 1490 (£15 on fleabay).

Go to msiwind.net and read the Wiki.

With the possible exception of the NC10 I believe the Wind is the best of the netbooks and is only let down by the short battery life of the 3 cell models. I have a 9 cell battery on order costing £38.38 delivered.
#24
baronbuzby;4083668
Has anyone on the forum put OS X on this?


Yes, I changed the wifi card as the stock one didnt work (no driver at the time) and have it dual booting with Leopard and XP.
Everything i need all works very nicely :)
#25
anyone know what the NC10 is like at playing movies (divx) and running multiple apps?

I've got a Asus EEE 701 but the screen is way to small now and the battery life just sucks (getting around an hour with settings on medium) running n-lited Windows XP SP3.

Also anyone tried running 720p mkv video files on the NC10

thanks
#26
bytemaster

I have a 9 cell battery on order costing £38.38 delivered.


Yikes, were from?
#27
Thanks for posting this o.p what are ccl like ive been pondering over the nc10 and the msi but the wind comes with a manafacturers 2 year warranty also it has wireless n which is a no brainer for me so i can utilise my n router.heat rep added!
#28
1jim
is this better than the samsung nc10?


No, the Sammy is better but dearer.
#29
I've just ordered from them, so it remains to be seen how good they are.
#30
FYI, the updated U100, the Wind U120 is due to be released this quarter. However from what i've read the differences are minimum, except 3.5G support. V good price for this model though. I've got a Eee 1000h, and netbooks are definitely the way forward!
#31
kscd
Yikes, were from?


I ordered it from here using 'Make an offer'. The asking price is about $62, an offer of $50 was refused but $55 was accepted. Shipping confirmed within 12 hours.

If you go to the DVD Reviewer forum here you will see a discussion about this, I got the link there from one of the regulars. I think it is a good deal. Its actually woth posting but I don't think fleabay deals are allowed.
#32
baronbuzby
Has anyone on the forum put OS X on this?


I have. Everything works on mine. Just bear in mind that the trackpad on all but the earliest models only has basic functionality in OSX, although somebody has just ported the driver from Linux. Also, the webcamera in the recent models might not work with Photobooth. MSI uses three known makes of camera and it is pot luck which one you get.

As for build quality, where the Samsung lets you down is that the lid is flimsy. A slight press anywhere behind the screen and it flexes noticeably, whereas the MSI only does at the very edges of the inside screen bevel. Otherwise, it is down to looks and battery life. Samsung is noticeably better, at least under Windows XP. If you want to run OSX, get this one.
#33
Anyone know what you can do to the sammy to upgrade it, apart from memory upgrade? For instance can the hard disk be upgraded?
#34
BargainHunter333;4085334
Anyone know what you can do to the sammy to upgrade it, apart from memory upgrade? For instance can the hard disk be upgraded?


The hard drive can be upgraded but you have to take it apart, there is a few guides on youtube and posted on a few websites on how to do this, just takes a normal type 2.5" hard drive afaik., I'd recommend the WD 320gb, they can be had for £50

Bearing in mind that doing this might void your warranty
#35
I, like a lot of people on here, am hesitating between this and the NC10. Mine would be used 50-50 work/leisure. I know these aren't meant to completely replace laptops, but I would be looking to use some (basic) photoshop on it, run itunes and possibly, if it can stretch that far, have a cheaky round of left 4 dead on the move.

I know the wind can overclock its processor at the touch of the bottom, which is a cool feature that would definetely come in handy for those photoshop moments, but I am just concerned about the quality and the 'tipping' problem that a lot of people seem to be reporting... Is it rally that bad? Also, isn't more awkward to hold the sammy on your laps considering its shape at the back? That's not the kind of thing you can try out at PC world without triggering fifteen different alarms, so any opinions would be welcomed!
#36
reviewz
Yes, I changed the wifi card as the stock one didnt work (no driver at the time) and have it dual booting with Leopard and XP.
Everything i need all works very nicely :)


Including the headphone port ?
#37
LssL
I, like a lot of people on here, am hesitating between this and the NC10. Mine would be used 50-50 work/leisure. I know these aren't meant to completely replace laptops, but I would be looking to use some (basic) photoshop on it, run itunes and possibly, if it can stretch that far, have a cheaky round of left 4 dead on the move.

I know the wind can overclock its processor at the touch of the bottom, which is a cool feature that would definetely come in handy for those photoshop moments, but I am just concerned about the quality and the 'tipping' problem that a lot of people seem to be reporting... Is it rally that bad? Also, isn't more awkward to hold the sammy on your laps considering its shape at the back? That's not the kind of thing you can try out at PC world without triggering fifteen different alarms, so any opinions would be welcomed!


I have a feeling the tipping problem will not exist with the larger battery,As for left for dead every netbook will struggle to play this
#38
#39
great deal! I paid almost £80 more 2 months ago from ebuyer!
#40
I have the Advent 4211 and I have got to say, I haven't needed to power on my laptop since I got the Advent. Its cheap to add in another 1gb and easy to change the wifi card to a wireless N. I am going to wait until the SDD market has settled down, then buy a 64gb one.

It is so small and does the job very well.

Anything very demanding I use the desktop PC, netbooks weren't built to play games or video edit etc.

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