Want to know how much juice a 9 cell MSI Wind battery’s got in it? About 7.5 hours worth. At least, that’s how long the folks at Laptop Magazine were able to squeeze out of the pre-release, Mugen 9 cell MSI Wind battery they tested.

Laptop tests batteries by running a script that emulates typical computer usage, so I tend to believe their battery life estimates.

The downside of this particular battery is that it’s enormous compared to the 3 or 6 cell batteries that MSI ships with its Wind netbooks. It’s also heavier. The MSI Wind with a 9 cell battery weighs 3.2 pounds. With a 6 cell battery the weight drops down to 2.6 pounds, while the 3 cell version weighs just 2.3 pounds.

On the other hand, the Asus Eee PC 1000H weighs 3.2 pounds with a 6 cell battery. So if you can deal with the way this battery adds some bulk to the bottom of your netbook, you can have a netbook with 7.5 hours of battery life that weighs the same amount as a netbook that only gets 4.5 to 5 hours of juice. And as Kevin Tofel and I discovered, it’s hard to really discern the differnce between 2.6 and 3.2 pounds. They’re both pretty darn light when compared with a typical 5 or 6 pound laptop.

There’s another downside to this particular battery though. Laptop Magazine reports that it will sell for a whopping $180, which is kind of ridiculous, when you can pick up an MSI Wind netbook for as low as $350.

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign

or...

Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

2 replies on “9 cell battery provides 7.5 hours of MSI Wind run time”

  1. I think the Samsung netbook is serving 7+ hours too with a six cell battery, so maybe LaptopMag test is very very tough.

  2. Not more? thats what my acer 6 cell battery gives me on the aspire one, without even running it on power maximization profile

Comments are closed.