Test of MSI WIND U120H: The ultimate netbook?

It has been therefore week since I use MSI WIND U120H in loco of my EEE PC 901 3G, I am therefore going to make you share this experience …

Everything of accesses I encourage you to read unpacking photo of U120H which I performed to have information and photos on the external aspect of this netbook new.

Let us begin with the main advantage of this netbook, its card 3G integrated of mark Ericsson.

The administrator of connection Wireless Manager 5 given with U120H takes back main functionality that we can think administrator Huawei on given with 901 3G SFR and Lenovo S10 with the key 3G Bouygues.

For the anglophobes, the menu can be so translated:

  • Parametres allowing to manage profile them, network etc..
  • The directory to record your numbers
  • The menu of dispatch of SMS
  • The information of the card 3G, your IP and your IMEI
  • The indicator of consumption (see ci underneath)
  • The GPS

Consumption is expressed in the hour of connection in received and sent data, he is possible of ré - initialize the metre any time:

It is first necessary to know that the modem 3G is very busy thanks to a key of function (Fn+F11) which alternates the activation of the wifi and of the 3G. It is necessary to know that it is possible to deactivate the card 3G since the administrator Ericsson.

Under software Wireless Manager you can create your profiles of connection, the not being simlocké modem, you can therefore insert the card there SIM of the operator of your choice and choose the good network profile which you will have beforehand configuré. Personally I have just had APN in configurer so that everything works correctly of the 1st blow …

You can also send and receive SMS, but if you deactivate the card 3G to the advantage of the wifi, you will not receive SMS of your correspondents …

The sensitivity of the card 3G is a little less good than that of 901 coach on my course home>> job, I sometimes lost connection in network while on my 901 the signal was certainly weak but always operational.

Function GPS:

The strong point of this netbook seemed to be its function GPS about which I you spoke during unpacking. Grieved for those who jumped of joy but it was impossible to me to have a FIX GPS. I receive signals satellites, but I have never succeeded in hanging more than 2 satellites at the same time even after 10 minutes by sky and clear environment …

There can be several reasons in this failure, a problem of firmware of the card 3G, or a problem of aerial within the machine If it is a problem of aerial, let us suppose that our associate of JKKMOBILE will find us a fixing things to make work GPS.

I who made me a joy to show you the functioning of GPS, it is infuriating …

In use:

The keyboard of U120H is really very nice, I needed a light time of adaptation for keys Ctrl and Fn which are reversed in comparison with my 901. As you can see it, all alphanumeric keys have the same size, only some keys concerning punctuation are of "half size".

The right capital key is not wedged between the carcass and the directional arrow, some are going to appreciate ;-)

For the touchpad, I spoke about it during unpacking, it is a small disappointment, he is not multitouch and does not have function of scrolling of page as on Lenovo for example.

Mouse's buttons require to be clicked on their ends outsides so that clicks him work in 100 % cases. I think that MSI took back the touchpad of U100 and in cutting the bar in two …

In passage 2 buttons " chromium simulation " sound fast covered with fingerprints what gives an aspect a bit made dirty …

Autonomy:

The battery 6 cells allows to U120H to have a good autonomy. There is also a key of function (Fn+F10) which allows to pass in economic mode or in normal mode.

I did not find a way to define each of 2 modes …

Autonomy in use Web / office automation is about 4 h 45 with the mode of economy of energy, what is rather well, but remains lower in NC10. For the reading of a film on the hard disk with having wifi cut and brightness in 50 %, autonomy is of practically 4 h …

To note that there is not button as righteous man to cut the feeding of the screen, it is necessary to close again the screen so that that ci goes out. Of blow if you had developed habit to pull down the screen to throw the alerting, on WIND U120 that ci will put on in wakefulness only if you use the combination Fn+F12.

The Hardware:

Having quoted hardware, it is a netbook who does not come to compromise:

The connectivité is exemplary with Wifi, card 3G integrated and the bluetooth.

The trio Atom 1,6GHz coupled with 1 Go of RAM and a hard disk of 160Go, is what is made of better currently on the market.

The screen of 10 thumbs is very luminous and restores colours perfectly, a true pleasure …

And all this with an only 1280-gramme weight!

To go farther to level hardware here the administrator of peripheral with the chipsets different used on this machine:

And here are the entrails of the animal:

Conclusion:

I am won by this netbook who is apparently intended to be a nomadic extremist with its card 3G, its autonomy and its tempting specifications. As I could not test SAMSUNG NC10, it is difficult to say if it is better or although U120H. The thing which it is necessary to keep it is that U120H is for me one of the meileurs netbook that I could test until now.

For those who would have liked credit under the fir it is missed because MSI did not like to upset his suppliers and preferred putting back the exit in January. His public price is fixed to 499€ without subscription 3G, MSI being always in negotiation with the operators for a possible offer packagée …

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10 Comments»

  1. Dynamo said

    On December 12th, 2008 16:37

    He has a major defect of conception: memory is welded and there is no solt of possible extension

    Dynamo

  2. jeremy said

    On December 14th, 2008 23:52

    Tres token tests, miss a video. Uninterrupted as her.

    BRAVO!!!!

  3. david said

    On May 27th, 2009 16:52

    Yeah, finally as it is always commercialised in France, I would like to know where you found it to make the test, this interests me … …

  4. Christophe said

    On May 27th, 2009 17:57

    Greeting David,

    it is a loan of MSI, on the contrary at a time when I wrote this test, he was outright to plan to go out in France.

    Today MSI France confirmed that he would not take out Frenchman on the territory.

  5. david said

    On May 28th, 2009 18:01

    Thank you for your answer, at least things are clear now, in any hazard, that would recommend me you in equivalence for a netbook 3g integrated.

  6. Christophe said

    On May 28th, 2009 19:08

    There is not a tremendous number of choice:

    With a screen of 10 thumbs, a good autonomy and 3G integrated:
    SAMSUNG NC10 in white to SFR or black to Bouygues
    Eee PC 1000 h: To Orange

    They are every 2 simlockés on their respective operators for 399€, price is well on seeing again in fall if you make a commitment of 12 or 24 months

  7. David said

    On May 28th, 2009 21:52

    Thank you for this information.

  8. Vivnot said

    On June 5th, 2009 23:17

    Good morning,
    It is also possible to find NC10 3G in white, not simlocké, in SURCOUF for 499,00 euro not given.
    On the other hand, do you know if there is a difference between models pointed out "3G " and those pointed out “3G +”? Where are they any identity from this point of view?

    If somebody used Vaio P11Z I am sound mixer opinion as for the reading of a page A4. Because it is the only leu 3G to be light really …

  9. Christophe said

    On June 8th, 2009 9:03

    Greeting Vivnot,

    currently all models 3G are in fact HSPA therefore 3G +. As the debit of technology 3G "simple" is obsolete, support each time they speak of 3G, it is in fact from the 3G +.

  10. david said

    On June 10th, 2009 10:29

    Good morning,

    Thank you Christophe, I finally bought SAMSUNG NC 10 to SFR from 399 € with sim without commitment. The product is rather well, it works well, functions announced on U120H except the taking care gps and the wifi n are found. Side battery, maxi 3 h 30 - 04 h 00 in intensive use.

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Test of MSI WIND U120H: The ultimate netbook?

It has been therefore week since I use MSI WIND U120H in loco of my EEE PC 901 3G, I am therefore going to make you share this experience …

Everything of accesses I encourage you to read unpacking photo of U120H which I performed to have information and photos on the external aspect of this netbook new.

Let us begin with the main advantage of this netbook, its card 3G integrated of mark Ericsson.

The administrator of connection Wireless Manager 5 given with U120H takes back main functionality that we can think administrator Huawei on given with 901 3G SFR and Lenovo S10 with the key 3G Bouygues.

For the anglophobes, the menu can be so translated:

  • Parametres allowing to manage profile them, network etc..
  • The directory to record your numbers
  • The menu of dispatch of SMS
  • The information of the card 3G, your IP and your IMEI
  • The indicator of consumption (see ci underneath)
  • The GPS

Consumption is expressed in the hour of connection in received and sent data, he is possible of ré - initialize the metre any time:

It is first necessary to know that the modem 3G is very busy thanks to a key of function (Fn+F11) which alternates the activation of the wifi and of the 3G. It is necessary to know that it is possible to deactivate the card 3G since the administrator Ericsson.

Under software Wireless Manager you can create your profiles of connection, the not being simlocké modem, you can therefore insert the card there SIM of the operator of your choice and choose the good network profile which you will have beforehand configuré. Personally I have just had APN in configurer so that everything works correctly of the 1st blow …

You can also send and receive SMS, but if you deactivate the card 3G to the advantage of the wifi, you will not receive SMS of your correspondents …

The sensitivity of the card 3G is a little less good than that of 901 coach on my course home>> job, I sometimes lost connection in network while on my 901 the signal was certainly weak but always operational.

Function GPS:

The strong point of this netbook seemed to be its function GPS about which I you spoke during unpacking. Grieved for those who jumped of joy but it was impossible to me to have a FIX GPS. I receive signals satellites, but I have never succeeded in hanging more than 2 satellites at the same time even after 10 minutes by sky and clear environment …

There can be several reasons in this failure, a problem of firmware of the card 3G, or a problem of aerial within the machine If it is a problem of aerial, let us suppose that our associate of JKKMOBILE will find us a fixing things to make work GPS.

I who made me a joy to show you the functioning of GPS, it is infuriating …

In use:

The keyboard of U120H is really very nice, I needed a light time of adaptation for keys Ctrl and Fn which are reversed in comparison with my 901. As you can see it, all alphanumeric keys have the same size, only some keys concerning punctuation are of "half size".

The right capital key is not wedged between the carcass and the directional arrow, some are going to appreciate ;-)

For the touchpad, I spoke about it during unpacking, it is a small disappointment, he is not multitouch and does not have function of scrolling of page as on Lenovo for example.

Mouse's buttons require to be clicked on their ends outsides so that clicks him work in 100 % cases. I think that MSI took back the touchpad of U100 and in cutting the bar in two …

In passage 2 buttons " chromium simulation " sound fast covered with fingerprints what gives an aspect a bit made dirty …

Autonomy:

The battery 6 cells allows to U120H to have a good autonomy. There is also a key of function (Fn+F10) which allows to pass in economic mode or in normal mode.

I did not find a way to define each of 2 modes …

Autonomy in use Web / office automation is about 4 h 45 with the mode of economy of energy, what is rather well, but remains lower in NC10. For the reading of a film on the hard disk with having wifi cut and brightness in 50 %, autonomy is of practically 4 h …

To note that there is not button as righteous man to cut the feeding of the screen, it is necessary to close again the screen so that that ci goes out. Of blow if you had developed habit to pull down the screen to throw the alerting, on WIND U120 that ci will put on in wakefulness only if you use the combination Fn+F12.

The Hardware:

Having quoted hardware, it is a netbook who does not come to compromise:

The connectivité is exemplary with Wifi, card 3G integrated and the bluetooth.

The trio Atom 1,6GHz coupled with 1 Go of RAM and a hard disk of 160Go, is what is made of better currently on the market.

The screen of 10 thumbs is very luminous and restores colours perfectly, a true pleasure …

And all this with an only 1280-gramme weight!

To go farther to level hardware here the administrator of peripheral with the chipsets different used on this machine:

And here are the entrails of the animal:

Conclusion:

I am won by this netbook who is apparently intended to be a nomadic extremist with its card 3G, its autonomy and its tempting specifications. As I could not test SAMSUNG NC10, it is difficult to say if it is better or although U120H. The thing which it is necessary to keep it is that U120H is for me one of the meileurs netbook that I could test until now.

For those who would have liked credit under the fir it is missed because MSI did not like to upset his suppliers and preferred putting back the exit in January. His public price is fixed to 499€ without subscription 3G, MSI being always in negotiation with the operators for a possible offer packagée …

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If you like this article, vote for us: 

10 Comments»

  1. Dynamo said

    On December 12th, 2008 16:37

    He has a major defect of conception: memory is welded and there is no solt of possible extension

    Dynamo

  2. jeremy said

    On December 14th, 2008 23:52

    Tres token tests, miss a video. Uninterrupted as her.

    BRAVO!!!!

  3. david said

    On May 27th, 2009 16:52

    Yeah, finally as it is always commercialised in France, I would like to know where you found it to make the test, this interests me … …

  4. Christophe said

    On May 27th, 2009 17:57

    Greeting David,

    it is a loan of MSI, on the contrary at a time when I wrote this test, he was outright to plan to go out in France.

    Today MSI France confirmed that he would not take out Frenchman on the territory.

  5. david said

    On May 28th, 2009 18:01

    Thank you for your answer, at least things are clear now, in any hazard, that would recommend me you in equivalence for a netbook 3g integrated.

  6. Christophe said

    On May 28th, 2009 19:08

    There is not a tremendous number of choice:

    With a screen of 10 thumbs, a good autonomy and 3G integrated:
    SAMSUNG NC10 in white to SFR or black to Bouygues
    Eee PC 1000 h: To Orange

    They are every 2 simlockés on their respective operators for 399€, price is well on seeing again in fall if you make a commitment of 12 or 24 months

  7. David said

    On May 28th, 2009 21:52

    Thank you for this information.

  8. Vivnot said

    On June 5th, 2009 23:17

    Good morning,
    It is also possible to find NC10 3G in white, not simlocké, in SURCOUF for 499,00 euro not given.
    On the other hand, do you know if there is a difference between models pointed out "3G " and those pointed out “3G +”? Where are they any identity from this point of view?

    If somebody used Vaio P11Z I am sound mixer opinion as for the reading of a page A4. Because it is the only leu 3G to be light really …

  9. Christophe said

    On June 8th, 2009 9:03

    Greeting Vivnot,

    currently all models 3G are in fact HSPA therefore 3G +. As the debit of technology 3G "simple" is obsolete, support each time they speak of 3G, it is in fact from the 3G +.

  10. david said

    On June 10th, 2009 10:29

    Good morning,

    Thank you Christophe, I finally bought SAMSUNG NC 10 to SFR from 399 € with sim without commitment. The product is rather well, it works well, functions announced on U120H except the taking care gps and the wifi n are found. Side battery, maxi 3 h 30 - 04 h 00 in intensive use.

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