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MSI Wind outer packaging
ASUS just celebrated the first year of the “netbook” category of mobile computing devices and since they started it last year, the market has taken off with a wide choice of netbooks today. I had the chance to try out the MSI Wind for a couple of weeks and was so impressed that I ordered one for myself.
MSI Wind and included slip case
The MSI Wind comes in a bright blue box and includes a white zippered protective case.
Opening the box to reveal the Wind
Here is the Wind under the top flap.
Included CDs and manuals
You get a Windows XP Home recovery DVD and a utilities disk with your Quick Start Guide.
The MSI Wind in closed position
There is a plastic protective cover on the back of the Wind when it comes out of the box.
Back right side
The stereo headset, VGA out port, and ethernet port are found on the back right side.
Front right side
A USB port, SD card slot, and microphone port are found towards the front of the right side.
Front left side
Towards the front you will find 2 more USB ports and some ventilation openings.
Back left side
There is a power port and a laptop lock opening on the back left side.
Bottom of the MSI Wind
The large 6 cell battery is up towards the back of the bottom. There are rubber feet to keep it on a desk and two stereo speakers in the round openings toward the front.
Open MSI Wind
The Wind opens nicely to reveal the 10″ display, large keyboard, small trackpad, indicator lights, and webcam.
MSI Wind sticker
The front sticker lets you know about some of the cool features on the Wind.
Full MSI Wind keyboard
This is the type of keyboard that lets you enter data in a flash.
Front indicator lights
There are 8 indicator lights on the MSI Wind to let you know when Bluetooth is on, WiFi is on, the battery is being charged, the hard drive is working, and more.
Upper right side of the keyboard
Here you can see the key spacing and some FN options.
Fujitsu U810 and MSI Wind
For writing, I think you see why it was a pretty easy choice for me to sell my U810 and pick up a Wind.
Fujitsu U810 on top of the MSI Wind
The U810 was quite a bit smaller, but it has a smaller keyboard and 5.6″ display.
MSI Wind gallery 1
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MSI Wind gallery 2
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