The touchpad is slightly recessed from the palmrest by about 1mm, giving a defined lip around the entire perimeter. For someone like a writer who might spend hours on a keyboard typing away on the road, not having your fingertips sweat like crazy is a incredible feature. Les Dickinson Level 3 Expert Answers. Regardless of choice, finish by hooking up the external device CD drive or USB stick to the notebook. Aside from that, there are no out-of-the-ordinary configuration steps. While FireWire would have been nice to see, it was understandable to be missing, with an already crowded port selection on each side. I found it easier to unlatch the rear portion first, lift up the left side, and wiggling the right side free.

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I have trouble with my msi wind u No chrome is found anywhere, and all the labeling and branding is a light grey which really goes well with the pearl white finish. Fan noise is completely silent at best and minimal at worst… and seemingly always running in the background. Currently only the 3-cell battery version of the MSI Wind is shipping, and I would barely call the Wind travel friendly because of it. Below is a possible workaround that worked for me: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.


I found it easier to unlatch the rear portion first, lift up the left side, and wiggling the right side free. This is probably one of the big reasons the MSI Wind runs at reasonable temperatures, as it always has some air flowing through to carry away excess heat.

Good news is sometime in the future: At full brightness the screen should still be readable. The quality of the plastics used is top notch too, and mostly thick enough to prevent flex even under a firm grip.

It will probably take a significant speed bump or new video chipset before these subnotebooks can handle HD content without stuttering. Getting and installing Arch. See Catd Tune Results.

MSI Wind U100

Once the plastic shell is removed you have full access to any component that could be swapped out. Regular P video played just fine, so all hope was not lost.

Hold the F11 key while booting in order to get to the boot device menu, then proceed by selecting the appropriate device and install as normal. The solution is to manually force udev to update:.

Jsi Sentelic Finger Sensing Pad driver version 1. Below is a possible workaround that worked for me:. All all of this seems to come with a small caveat right now: It’s worth a thousand words.

Probably you will also want to use cpufreq-ondemand governor. At lowest screen brightness and the processor locked in ECO mode, the Wind almost broke 3 hours with wireless enabled but no activity taking place.


At times the preset vertical and horizontal scrollbars messed with that perfection, making the mouse veer far from the intended path, but with a few adjustments peace was restored. Determine which card the particular u version has by running lspci. None of those drawbacks would be enough to make me not buy one, but it might be enough for someone to give it a second thought it they were more on the obsessive side of things.

Les Dickinson Level 3 Expert Answers. To clear the VGA port on the right side you need to slide the bottom half in that direction, instead of lifting directly up. Computer Links Level 3 Expert Answers.

Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring.

MSI Wind U Review

The subnotebook experience is basically identical to what you would find on a regular notebook, minus the carr or fast photo editing. Some models of the U have a Synaptics touchpad installed. It should be autodetected using modules btusb, bluetooth and rfkill.

The keyboard takes all but mm of space going side to side, and is really great to type on even with large hands. Following the ALSA article should cover all jsi is needed.