MSI Wind U130 10" Atom N450, Intel NM10, Windows 7, Bluetooth, 802.11 b/g/n --- Argos --- £199.99 - HotUKDeals
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Intel Atom N450 processor.
1.66GHz processor speed.
1GB DDR2 RAM.

10in screen size.
Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels.

160GB SATA hard drive.

Intel NM10 graphics.

Multi card reader.
3 USB ports.

Bluetooth.
1.3MP webcam.
802.11 b/g/n wireless enabled.

Windows 7 Starter operating system installed.

Up to 4 hours battery life.
Weight 1.2kg.

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/laptops/0,39029450,49304555,00.htm


Reserve and collect or Home delivery £5.95 if you use home delivery dont forget 1.5% Topcashback / Quidco ( estimate £2.47. £203.47 delivered with cashback )


as soweezy mentioned below white version also £199.99
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5082676/Trail/searchtext%3EU130.htm
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#1
Seems a good price for the spec !!

Battery life not so hot though - I am using an NC10 and its battery is brill !!!
#2
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#3
bobbybuilder
Seems a good price for the spec !!

Battery life not so hot though - I am using an NC10 and its battery is brill !!!


your right, 4 hours is not that great compare to like the NC10 8 hours and the Toshiba NB200 9.5 hours, Asus eee etc but this has new hardware and Windows 7, I'm sure the N450 is the N270 replacement. 4 hours battery is not that bad (if this uses a 3 cell battery) you should be able to replace the battery with something bigger. :) (well at least the battery doesn't stick out of this one if you are going to use the battery it comes with)

Edit: upgrading the memory maybe a good idea.
#4
Voted HOT ! Quality piece of kit !! :thumbsup:
#5
apart from the p*** poor battery life this is by far the cheapest priced N450 atom processor netbook. so its a great price for a something thats just been out for a few months. plus its win 7 unlike the other 2 deals posted just above this one (although better brands, they are all xp and comes with the older n270). a word of warning after reading the reviews in argos alot of people had issues setting up the wifi (needed new drivers, so maybe a stumbling point for non tech people)

I personally just spent £130 more on something similar; a samsung n220, everythings the same except you get close to 12 hours battery life and a 250gb hd, (is that worth £130 more hrm?)
#6
you can find 9 cell 7800mAh batteries for this for £30.00 from you know where :p this should be able to take this to around 9 hours maybe more.

Edit: I have nothing to do with this listing but and example here 400097405899
#7
With 4 hours battery life I would think this has the 6 cell battery?

I have the original Wind with 3 cell and get 2 hours tops.
#8
morpheus
With 4 hours battery life I would think this has the 6 cell battery?

I have the original Wind with 3 cell and get 2 hours tops.


the n450 atom apparently manages battery life better
#9
These new breed of laptops don't really seem like much of a step up from the NC10, I have put Windows 7 Home on my NC10 (and upgraded to 2Gb) and its great.

Is the performance of the N450 and the NM10 graphics a real step up?
#10
this doesnt have 4 hour battery life, ive got one of these and you will be pushed to get about 2 and a half hours/ 3 hours on battery saving mode, still a nice bit of kit though to potter around on the internet at home, if you dont wanna be stuck to a desktop
#11
stormyuk
Is the performance of the N450 and the NM10 graphics a real step up?


No you won't get much more performance from the N450 - it's all about battery life and more money for Intel (32nm process = smaller die = more profit).

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3728

- Simon.
#12
had one of these for £230 couple of weeks ago, seems much better than the U100 (which Argos replaced with the U130 due to faulty track pad) and the battery last quite well, easily 3 hours, but then I suppose it depends on what you're using it for.
SWMBO loves it, and that's all that matters :)

also available in white for the same price
#13
dell are directly doing the mini 10v for the same price at the moment, with free choice of coloured top case which was usually £20 extra.
#14
speakerwizard
dell are directly doing the mini 10v for the same price at the moment, with free choice of coloured top case which was usually £20 extra.


but isnt there Dell mega priced postage on that?
#15
speakerwizard
dell are directly doing the mini 10v for the same price at the moment, with free choice of coloured top case which was usually £20 extra.


they are :?:
#16
sorry i dont actually have this model i have the model with xp but paid the same price few months ago, I assume the battery life will be the same on it though unless the atom n450 makes a big difference so dont expect miracles!
#17
The Mini 10v uses the older Atom N270 chip as opposed to the newer N450 in the MSI and does not come with Bluetooth which is standard on the MSI. I couldn't get one for 199 - came to 248 for me delivered which makes this MSI a bargain. I have one and normally get 2-3 hours out of the battery. I doubled the memory and put Windows Home Premium on it and been really pleased with it since getting it in Jan this year.
#18
888
you can find 9 cell 7800mAh batteries for this for £30.00 from you know where :p this should be able to take this to around 9 hours maybe more.

Edit: I have nothing to do with this listing but and example here 400097405899

I've got a Wind with a 3 cell battery and have asked loads of sellers of 6 and 9 cell batteries about the numbers of hours they give off. Although you would assume they give 6-9 hours, they've all said it only gives 3 hours apparently because it's not the 'original'. I only contacted sellers based in China as the UK ones were asking more than I wanted to spend.

If anyone knows of a place I can get 6-9 cell batteries for the Wind for fairly cheap, then please let me know.
#19
numptyj
sorry i dont actually have this model i have the model with xp but paid the same price few months ago, I assume the battery life will be the same on it though unless the atom n450 makes a big difference so dont expect miracles!


Performance is not much changed over the N270/280. The difference comes that the GPU and memory controller are build on to the same chip. The N450 uses 5.5w while the N280 uses 2.5w for the CPU, and the chip set uses 4w for the northbridge and 1.5w for the southbridge using the 945GSE chip set which is 45% more.
#20
does this have 3g built into it?
#21
speakerwizard
dell are directly doing the mini 10v for the same price at the moment, with free choice of coloured top case which was usually £20 extra.


That finished a couple of days ago. I think it's £229 now with VAT and shipping.
#22
Mebster
I've got a Wind with a 3 cell battery and have asked loads of sellers of 6 and 9 cell batteries about the numbers of hours they give off. Although you would assume they give 6-9 hours, they've all said it only gives 3 hours apparently because it's not the 'original'. I only contacted sellers based in China as the UK ones were asking more than I wanted to spend.

If anyone knows of a place I can get 6-9 cell batteries for the Wind for fairly cheap, then please let me know.


I don't know about these but I ordered a similar kind of battery from dealextreme for my girlfriend's Acer 8.9" A150 about 8 months ago and it can easily reach 9 hours even after 8 months, but she rarely uses the wifi and it does have a smaller display. I did search U130 on dealextreme but none came up. According to -ebay- listings the U130 batteries also fits the U100,

6 cell 4400mAh (there are a few reviews)
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.18769

9 cell 7800mAh
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.24918

I think these should fit the U130 :)
#23
twinspeeks
does this have 3g built into it?


nope, and if there is a spare mini pci-e slot they usually remove the connector for non 3g versions. :)
#24
Im tornnnnnn!! Duno whether to go for this, the medion akoyla that was posted or something else!!! Im not fussed about battery life. I just want the best performance. The medion has an 11.6 screen with dedicated graphics X1250 I believe, but if this is just as good I might just get it. Any advice?
#25
Eez1
Im tornnnnnn!! Duno whether to go for this, the medion akoyla that was posted or something else!!! Im not fussed about battery life. I just want the best performance. The medion has an 11.6 screen with dedicated graphics X1250 I believe, but if this is just as good I might just get it. Any advice?


get the medion, I'm pretty sure the medion will give you better performance and it has a slightly bigger screen with higher resolution 1368 x 768 much more comfortable to the eyes :p surprised that is even still on, thought it would have finished by now. :)

Edit: remember the medion has windows xp and not windows 7, it does also have a 6 cell battery (not sure how good battery life on the medion)
#26
hmm maybe it isnt on anymore...just tried the link and get an error every time =[
#27
Eez1
Im not fussed about battery life. I just want the best performance.


Then get a proper laptop. Even the low end laptop CPUs blow Atom out of the water.
#28
belovedmonster
Then get a proper laptop. Even the low end laptop CPUs blow Atom out of the water.


My budgets £200 to £250 so I want the best in that price range.
#29
How easy is the memory to upgrade? I have a Dell 10v and it is a take apart job, but find 1GB with windows 7 fine for normal use (which as a net book is all it will get)

May be interested as my daughter is plaguing us for one.
#30
Cozworth806;7824646
How easy is the memory to upgrade? I have a Dell 10v and it is a take apart job, but find 1GB with windows 7 fine for normal use (which as a net book is all it will get)

May be interested as my daughter is plaguing us for one.


[FONT=Verdana]From what I've heard of this model (not worked on this one) it's the same process as the older MSI Wind Netbooks - remove the battery & mains power, remove six to eight screws at the bottom of the netbook, crack open the case (small slim flat head) and then you'll have access to the motherboard.

Unfortunately the user guide doesn't show the instructions but if you go to pages 3-32 and 3-33 you'll see a bit more information about the layout - it's not great but gives you the general idea.

http://download1.msi.com/files/downloads/mnu_exe/01_N014_v1.0_English.zip

Edit - Here's a guide for the old MSI Wind Netbook.

Add RAM to Your MSI Wind
http://www.laptopmag.com/advice/how-to/msi-wind-ram.aspx

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#31
Any netbook with similar spec for sub £200 gets a hot vote from me :)

I've had an NC10, N510 and currently using an eee PC 1008HA picked up for £199 via here and very happy :)
banned#32
Eez1
My budgets £200 to £250 so I want the best in that price range.


Moon, on a stick.
#33
Very tempted with this. It was £249 a few days ago. Its between this and the asus 1005 with similar chip. The official Msi website actually says a battery life of 7.5hrs albeit with a caveat that if its managed accordingly. Can anyone confirm the battery life??
Can't believe its only 4hrs even with the new chip!
#34
fingerman
Any netbook with similar spec for sub £200 gets a hot vote from me :)

I've had an NC10, N510 and currently using an eee PC 1008HA picked up for £199 via here and very happy :)


Ahh so which do you like best?
#35
loveheartz;7825914
Ahh so which do you like best?


[FONT=Verdana]All of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :whistling:

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#36
garang365
Very tempted with this. It was £249 a few days ago. Its between this and the asus 1005 with similar chip. The official Msi website actually says a battery life of 7.5hrs albeit with a caveat that if its managed accordingly. Can anyone confirm the battery life??
Can't believe its only 4hrs even with the new chip!


This will be the 3 cell version, so upto 4 hours will be about right.
#37
If you wanted to put Xp on this, would you likely end up with a load of driver issues?
#38
BlackCloud;7829335
If you wanted to put Xp on this, would you likely end up with a load of driver issues?

[FONT=Verdana]
Actually no, as on the MSI website the driver downloads showing Windows XP device driver support listed against a number of them for this model.

MSI Global – Device Drivers for MSI Wind U130 Netbook
http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=downloaddetail&type=driver&maincat_no=135&prod_no=1969

You can see the Windows XP device driver details listed within the description field of each driver.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#39
BlackCloud
If you wanted to put Xp on this, would you likely end up with a load of driver issues?


Not at all - drivers for XP and 7 are available on the MSI download site :thumbsup:
#40
Beaten to it - oh well......

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