MSI Wind U210 Review

The MSI Wind U210 is one of the most powerful and inexpensive netbooks you can buy. It has an extremely large (for netbook standards) 12.1″ screen and powerful hardware, all...

The MSI Wind U210 is one of the most powerful and inexpensive netbooks you can buy. It has an extremely large (for netbook standards) 12.1″ screen and powerful hardware, all for $419. Here are the full specs:

  • 1.6GHz AMD Athlon processor
  • 2GB RAM (upgradeable to 8GB)
  • 250GB 5400rpm hard drive
  • 12.1″ 1366 x 768 display
  • ATI Radeon 1270 graphics
  • 802.11 b/g/n wireless
  • Vista home premium OS
  • HDMI out, 1.3mp webcam
  • 3 lbs

As you can see these specs are very impressive. It has the AMD processor which is not that impressive, but has 2GB of RAM (instead of the usual 1GB) and is upgradeable to 8GB (instead of the usual 2GB).

The fullsize keyboard is very nice, and the touchpad is nice and large with 2 seperate buttons instead of the “unibutton”.

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It also comes with a nice 250GB hard drive and HDMI out, which has no problem outputting HD movies with the Radeon graphics card. With the speed and hardware capabilities this netbook could be combined with a nice large display as a desktop replacement. To do this you will definitely want to wipe Vista and put on Windows 7, which will knock the boot time down to around 20 seconds.

The sides have the normal ports, including VGA out, HDMI out, and 3 usb’s.

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If you put 8GB of RAM in this bad boy along with a fresh install of Windows 7 Home premium you will have yourself one of the baddest netbooks out there, along with the biggest display.

And all of this is available for only $419 from Amazon.