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Verb tense?[edit]

I've noticed that many dates in the past are still being referenced as if they were in the future. If no one takes up changing this, I'll take care of it in a few days, but I might need help checking that some of the 'future' events actually came to fruition. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 146.229.186.156 (talk) 08:03, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Configuration[edit]

Webcam: http://blog.laptopmag.com/getting-windy-full-specs-of-the-msi-wind both the linux and XP version will come with 1.3MP webcam, already changed in the article.

Neodarksaver (talk) 06:06, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Article states that the Linux and XP versions will have same screen sizes, although this is not true? I have read in numerous places that Linux version will have 8.9" screen. 92.232.121.101 (talk) 00:26, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

They will both have the same size screen for the initial launch. There will be a smaller size for other non-US markets later I think. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 146.115.115.117 (talk) 17:41, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Bingo. All launch Winds had a 10 inch screen. Non-US markets will have an 8.9 inch screen as well, but not tied to any operating system. 199.227.204.3 (talk) 15:14, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

a/b/g[edit]

Looks like it's 802.11a/b/g not just b/g for this unit.

See: http://blog.laptopmag.com/msi-wind-revealed-10-inch-mini-notebook-to-hit-us-in-june

Spope3 (talk) 21:09, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

My Wind only has b/g. Wait, what? 199.227.204.3 (talk) 15:15, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Big Mistake[edit]

This is the MSI WInd Notebook. The MSI Wind PC ist a desktop like the ASUS Ebox (what is not the Asus Eee PC). http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=newsdesc&news_no=613 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.39.136.95 (talk) 21:18, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Agree that's a Big Mistake[edit]

The article Should be retitled "MSI Wind", followed by the following text: "This article is about the MSI Wind subnotebook. The less-notable, MSI Wind PC which is a small footprint desktop and which is not available in many markets, is not discussed in this article"

Spope3 (talk) 06:38, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Disagree that the desktop box is less notable. Recommend "MSI Wind PC" have its own page and this page be renamed "MSI Wind Notebook", with cross-references between pages.

509b (talk) 20:11, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

The computer's name is MSI Wind Notebook. I have not heard of the MSI Wind PC ever (that I can recall) 123.243.242.57 (talk) 00:47, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

The MSI Wind PC is available on Newegg. It is a barebones PC, not really targetted towards a consumer market. 199.227.204.3 (talk) 15:17, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Specification confusion[edit]

Now the Wind Notebook (yes, I also think the page should be renamed) is on msimobile.com (I wrote those links on external links). However, it seems quite confusing with some other data with this msi.com.tw page: http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=prodtmpspec&prod_no=1474&maincat_no=135&cat2_no=582&cat3_no=#menu But this one looks strange, like 9_sixty_5GMS chipset. No one has said that before? Only 945GMS on the (very) few pages I looked at. Also they list webcam as 0.3 and 1.3 megapixel (indicating a lower one for linux, wasn't this old stuff). Can it by market localizations that is responsible for the different specifications on MSI's websites? What I can se MSImobile.com seems to focus on the USA. Aqualize (talk) 15:09, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

I forgot this: I saw after I changed the page that User: Abcjared had changed most of these things that I rewrote. As I brought new references (well they got posted under external links) I think we can say, for example, that it is actually 512 MB in Linux and 1024 MB in Windows version. Aqualize (talk) 15:15, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

SDHC supported?[edit]

No external review clearly indicates if the laptop supports SDHC memory cards. Reportedly, it "does support SDHC unofficially". This issue needs some clarification, in my opinion. -- Ilya Martchenko 10:05, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

All I can say here, after searching for an official statement about SDHC, is that on my personal Wind w/ WinXP Home SP3 SDHC works. MSI hasn't confirmed or denied it. Wolf3685 (talk) 17:47, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Driver / Modification Policies?[edit]

One of the Asus EEE's advantages is its focus on enthusiast support: drivers for all the hardware are available for download, and user modifications like memory upgrades do not void the warranty. Is there any indication that MSI is following suit with the Wind? Wellspring (talk) 15:38, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Right now, it looks like the official (unannounced?) position is that upgrading the memory will void the warranty. :( 68.154.235.200 (talk) 03:00, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Pricing[edit]

In the introduction, there are prices that conflict with those in the table. Which one is correct? The ones in the introduction seem to be for pre-orders. CarVac (talk) 10:44, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Also seem ambiguous to quote dollar values with no reference as to country. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 210.55.214.5 (talk) 01:17, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

There were many news stories today (July 30th) to show that the price has increased. The MSRP is now $499 for a 3-cell XP Wind and $549 for a 6-cell XP Wind. Though many online stores are selling the 6-cell for more than that. http://www.slashgear.com/msi-wind-suffers-price-hike-as-costs-climb-3013181.php —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.250.111.220 (talk) 04:03, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Manuals[edit]

Link to Manuals from official site.

Can anyone say FUD ?[edit]

The machine is supposed to start selling tomorrow, and it's nowhere to be seen except for pre-orders with hyper-inflated prices. Seems to me like MSI tried to undercut Asus with announcing prices and availability that are not indicative of reality. Not unlike Asus's initial announcements (the Eee laptop was originally slated to sell for 200 bucks), but not quite the beacon of clean marketing practices, either. 84.254.13.65 (talk) 15:06, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Good call. Already, rumours about a 100$ price hike are starting to surface[1]. MSI was playing with people's expectations all along. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.254.40.23 (talk) 18:42, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
Well, its tomorrow. I guess we'll have to change the date of availability in the article soon. Jaimeastorga2000 (talk) 22:50, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Seems to be June 27th for the 3-cell machine. No specific date announced yet in July for the 6-cell machine. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.54.189.189 (talk) 16:39, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Looks like September now for the 6-cell.

http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/07/07/six-cell-msi-wind-delayed-again-this-time-to-august/

FUD stands for Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt, and refers to a company or individual's policy. I'm not sure the author of this section understands the term, as "FUD" is very different from "Vaporware". sounds like an EEE fanboy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.107.0.74 (talk) 23:32, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Questionable Validity[edit]

I removed this segment of text, due to no attribution, I could not find anything regarding it. Could someone please verify?

"So far, it is presumed a large amount of stock has been allocated to OEM brands, as MSI has a background in this industry, with the machines being rebadged. Brands rebadging the Wind include Advent, for PC World in the UK, Medion, for Aldi and Hofer in Germany/Austria and Western Europe, and Mouse Computer in Japan." Wolf3685 (talk) 06:23, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

can verify that. google "advent 4211" or "medion akoya mini" and compare the pictures to the msi. --84.135.254.138 (talk) 11:12, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

can tell you that it is also sold as an LG X100 /X110 and prices for this netbook differ from 250€ to over 400€ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.169.214.132 (talk) 01:55, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

This article needs all the pre-release hype removing. I don't think any of them have the CPU overclock feature which was pre-release models only. My Advent 4211 certainly doesn't. 81.187.223.119 (talk) 20:34, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Linux version dropped?[edit]

It seems that MSI has decided not to make a Linux version after all. If you look at [2], only WinXP models are listed. Even the OEM-machines all come with WinXP, as far as I can tell. Rune Kock (talk) 05:16, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

MSI is making a linux version - http://www.msimobile.com/DetailPage.aspx?model=Wind_NB_Linux currently shows part number U100-Linux which runs linux novell —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.165.47.212 (talk) 15:54, 1 November 2008 (UTC)


Please check the website again. Whilst the URL above (showing a "U100-Linux" model) still exists and displays details of a Linux U100 model, it appears to be the older (3-Lion-cell) version. Also, the U100-Linux page is not navigable from the navigation bar (on page left). Searching for "U100-Linux" (top search box) produces no results ("Product does not exist") and visiting each of the U100 categories shows that all the models listed are supplied with Windows only. If MSI are still supplying a Linux version of U100, they are keeping it well hidden: 131.169.137.140 (talk) 16:35, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

MSI U90 Wind - released, so where's the info?[edit]

There's no info here about the U90. It's been released in many markets (Canada, Australia) so why is there no information here yet? Sending out a call for contributors. TheKhakinator (talk) 09:38, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

MSI wind U90x[edit]

Physical Characteristics
Dimensions 260 (W) x 180 (D) x 19~31.5 (H) mm
Weight 940g (without battery pack)
CPU
Processor Type Socket 478
Support Processor Intel Diamondville processor (45 nm)
L2 Cache 512KB
FSB Speed Support 533 MHz
Core Chips
North Bridge Intel 945GSE
South Bridge Intel ICH7M
Memory
Technology DDR2 667/ 800
Memory DDR2 SDRAM
Maximum 2GB
Power
AC Adapter 40W, 19V
Battery Type 3 cells (optional)
6 cells (optional)
RTC Battery Yes
I/O Port
Monitor(VGA) 15 pin D-Sub x 1
USB x 3 (USB version 2.0)
Mic-in x1
Headphone Out x1
RJ45 x1
Card Reader x 1 (SD/ MMC/ MS)
Storage (Items listed here may vary depending on the model users purchased)
HDD form factor 2.5”, 9.5mm High, 5400rpm
SSD (solid-state disk) Optional supported
Communication Port (Items listed here may vary without notice)
LAN 10/100 Ethernet
Wireless Lan Supported
Audio
Sound Interface ALC 888s
Internal Speaker 2 speakers with housing
Sound Volume Adjust by volume button, K/B hot-key & SW
Video
Dual View Function LCD or CRT will be auto detected when connected.
CRT Output Supported
Display
LCD Type 10" wide / 8.9" wide (optional)
Brightness Brightness controlled by K/B hot-keys
WebCam
CMOS (optional) Supported
Software & BIOS
USB Flash Boot Yes, USB floppy boot up DOS only
BIOS Fast Boot Support Yes
Others
Kensington Lock Hole x1
Compliance WHQL

I have just bought a Wind PC that does not coincide with any if the models mentioned in the article. I don't quite follow the difference between the models, so I'll just give the specs here (straight from the manual) so others can integrate that into the article. I also placed a photograph of the internals.
At the bottom it says 'U90x' and it has a 10 inch (width) screen. So not the 8.9" the article mentions. Also, it comes with Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 and does have Bluetooth. Or so the manual says and there is an indicator led for it (haven't tried it yet, though). The hd is an 80 GB Toshiba MK8052 SATA according to the bios.
I bought this 3 days ago in the Netherlands. DirkvdM (talk) 13:11, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Installing OS without a cd/dvd drive[edit]

Could someone write something about installing a different OS? I don't know how to do that without a cd/dvd-drive, so could someone else write something about it or link to an appropriate article?
For example, it seems the pre-installed OS uses only one partition, which I consider very bad practise (always keep data and programs separated), so I'd like to redo the complete install, including partitioning, and in the process install the normal Suse with KDE instead of Gnome, and maybe a dual boot with msWindows. DirkvdM (talk) 14:27, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

photo[edit]

Two days ago I replaced the rather messy photograph at the top with a better (albeit not perfect) one and now that has been replaced with another messy and this time even unclear photograph. So I changed it back. Any objections? DirkvdM (talk) 07:35, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Aust[edit]

The abbreviation "Aust" concerning bluetooth is ambiguous as both Australia and Austria are mentioned in the preceding sentence. This is a quick and simple thing to fix, but a google search shows that most sites also list the dongle as being available in Aust. only, and not Australia or Austria. Does anybody know which country this refers to?

DW1979 (talk) 22:31, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

MSI Wind U210x?[edit]

There's a new MSI Wind out in the market. It's powered by AMD Neo Dual-Core and has ATI Graphics. It's actually the first kind one out on the market with performance that could handle certain games and HD Video with the price range of a nettop. Please update this info Triadwarfare (talk) 10:47, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

I can add some info.[edit]

I have a friend with a second generation wind notebook, and I can ask him to dissect it and observe the part numbers and look them up. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikimann1234 (talkcontribs) 19:30, 6 November 2011 (UTC)