Something interesting happens when you try to cram a computer into a small case without much room for cooling. It gets hot. Most laptops I’ve used have been a little to hot to actually rest on your lap if you’re wearing shorts. And mini-notebooks can get even hotter. The HP Mini-Note is one of the hottest, with bottom-of-the-unit temperatures hitting 114 degrees Fahrenheit.
The keyboard registers about the same temperature, while the touchpad hits 99 degrees during use, which is hotter than the HP Mini-Note or Everex Cloudbook, but slightly cooler than the Eee PC.
Temperature isn’t a make it or break it feature for me. But it’s nice to know that you don’t need to wear thick pants to use the MSI Wind laptop comfortably.