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Chris Gohlke
05-22-2010, 11:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/msi-wind-u160-007us/4505-3121_7-34093837.html?tag=txt;page' target='_blank'>http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/msi...ml?tag=txt;page</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The current version of the MSI Wind, called the U160, happens to stand out from the crowd in a couple of ways. It boasts some of the longest battery life we've seen, at 7-plus hours, and it ran some of our benchmark tests just a few seconds faster than other Netbooks. It's not enough of a performance difference to notice in real-world use, but if you're looking for the maximum possible battery life, the Wind is certainly up there. This extralong life, however, comes at a price. First, the system's massive battery sticks out significantly from the bottom of the chassis, like some kind of awkward kickstand, and second, the Wind U160 costs $380 (although the official list price is even worse: $429), which is $80 more than largely comparable machines from other PC makers."</em></p><p><em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1274495503.usr10.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></em></p><p>The MSI Wind's netbook protrudes a bit from the main battery component. &nbsp;Really, for such a large battery I'd expect better than 7 hours of battery life. &nbsp;At least it appears somewhat well designed to provide a bit of extra lift rather than just sticking straight out the back.</p>