PC Pitstop offers online diagnostic tools for finding problems with your PC and tuning it up. In other words, they come in contact with a lot of PC users. This week the company published the results of a survey asking netbook user about their satisfaction with their little laptops. The results? Overall, it looks like a lot people are pretty happy with their netbooks. The top 9 machines had user ratings of 3 or more stars out of 4.
The MSI Wind U100, Asus Eee PC 1000HE, Samsung NC10, Asus Eee PC 1000H, and Acer Aspire One snagged the top 5 spots. And fewer than 17% of the people owning each of those netbooks complain that their systems are slow. Less than 6% complained about their computers freezing.
Of course, an Intel Atom based computer is going to be slower than a lot of laptops out there. But the point is that these netbooks are fast enough for most of the tasks users expect them to run, and customer satisfaction seems to be pretty high.
I CANT GET ONLINE WITH MY MSI WIND U-100.ITS BRAND NEW ALL DRIVERS HAVE BEEN CHECKED.I THOUGHT THE CARD WAS SUPPOSED TO GET ME ONLINE.
I had the same issue. The wireless adapter is off when you first switch the netbook on, and also every time the battery is taken out and put back. Press the FN key and F11 together to activate the wireless.
Thankyou soo much for your advice. I had a very upset 8 yr old who couldn’t understand why her mum couldn’t get her online using her shiny new Xmas netbook. It didn’t tell you ANYWHERE how to turn the wireless on, and I would have never have worked it out for myself !
I sort off agree with lukes comments. coincidently i had an advent 4211 msi wind clone with synaptics and a fan problem.
now, i have an original wind 160gb with sentellic
i actually find the sentellic pad quicker, more responsive and easier to use.
with regards fan
1. the msi wind u100 is the only netbook that can be overclocked in bios that virtually shuts down the fan when at 2.4ghz
2. all fans need to be cleaned from time to time whether desktop or laptop due to dust skin fluff build up
3. return netbook to msi if fan problem they collect via dhl and return via dhl within 3 weeks at there netherlands repair factory at no costs to owner via warranty
4 or just take apart and put some grease in and replace with new screws
the msi has 4 big advantages over most netbook manufacturers
1. bios overclocking to 2.4ghz atom cpu
2. 2 year msi warranty
3. regular updates bios included
4. great online support
the wind can also run macos snow leopard included, windows7 a breeze and all linux alternatives and more.
plus the graphics chipset is underclocked but can be overclocked easily too. match that with overclocked processor and your flying with the wind.
The wind as the name suggests blows all competitors out of water for price end off.
As a wind owner, this surprises me. There are three major problems with the device.
1) Cover is prone to fingerprints and scratches. I will never buy a shiny computer ever again (ever).
2) They did a bait and switch with the touch pad. The original was a synaptics touch pad with the typical up/down scrolling zone at the side. However, all the laptops they sold after launch had a horrible touchpad (I forget who makes it) with a retarded touch-to-scroll zone that is nearly unusable.
3) The fan, while silent for months after you buy it, slowly starts to produce a grinding sound which can get better or worse depending on what angle you have the laptop. If you don’t mind voiding your warranty, it is very easy to fix with some machine oil. But most people are too squeamish to disassemble their laptops and I imagine it plagues a lot of people.
These are all extremely common problem, affecting a large portion (perhaps the majority) of wind owners. It makes you wonder what kind of crap the other netbook makers are trying to get away with if the wind is still number one.
Where did the Everex Cloudbook, Sylvania gBook, Packard Bell (??)
end up on that list? 99th on a scale of 1 to 10?
(I had to ask, I have one of them.)
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