MSI Wind.Net forum member Doody has managed to get his hands on a MSI Wind prototype, and he’s been testing it out and running benchmarks for a few days.
One of the main advantages the Wind has over current Netbooks like the Asus Eee PC and HP Mini-Note is the power-saving Intel Atom processor. So I was particularly interested in Doody’s battery test. He managed to get 2 hours and 19 minutes of battery life from the 3 cell battery. That was with WiFi on, 50% brightness, and relatively heavy usage including benchmarking, running Windows Update, and playing Warcraft III for 15 minutes. In other words, you might be able to get up to 3 hours of life from a single battery if you’re doing some light web surfing and/or if you turn the WiFi off and just use the computer for editing documents on the go.
You can read more aboud Doody’s tests at MSI Wind.Net.