U115 Hybrid

MSI recommends Windows® 7.

Overview


The World's First Hybrid Storage Netbook

-U115 Hybrid

 MSI recommends Windows® for everyday computing 




 To Freely Operate
- The World's First Hybrid Storage Netbook 


The U115 Hybrid is equipped with MSI's Exclusive Hybrid Storage Technology; the very first notebook computer in the world that is capable of operating both SSD and HDD hard drives simultaneously, combining all the features of SSD and HDD in the U115 Hybrid for your enjoyment. 

The U115 Hybrid functions primarily with the SSD system, offering a reliable, shock-absorbent, and speedy operating environment. You have the option of choosing the SSD system while operating with Windows, and selecting the HDD hard drive for file storage. The SSD system is much faster than HDD when retrieving files and it takes up less power. It is also much more shock-absorbent while riding on the train or the MRT.  

Furthermore, because of the MSI Exclusive Hybrid Storage Technology, the U115 Hybrid will temporarily disconnect the HDD system while operating in “ECO on Mode”. Retrieving and storing files will all be done with the SSD system, the battery life of U115 Hybrid is about 12 hours.* The HDD system can also be activated with a few simple functions for the large storage space.   


*The Actual Capacity of the hard drive is based on the actual model.

- New Intel® Menlow Platform with Atom™ Processor 

It’s easy to bring the Internet to more places with the Intel® Menlow Platform with Intel® Atom™ Processor. Maximize your U115 Hybrid’s potential by staying connected whether you’re watching a movie at home, emailing from a café or chatting on a social networking site while on vacation. Also, you’ll be able to stream video and enjoy all your favorite online entertainment. 

On the other hand, the power-efficient design enables extended battery life so you can keep on surfing, blogging, listening to music, watching video and communicating with the world as you move through your day. 

- Big-Size Keyboard and Touch Pad

MSI has the same persistence for proper ergonomically design even on the keyboards of our smaller notebook computers. The keyboard of the U115 Hybrid not only has great texture, it also increased the space between the keys to 17.5mm, allowing you to be as comfortable as you can. Plus, the ingeniously designed spacebar and touchpad allow your fingers to move smoothly while avoiding strain.



 To Freely Watch
- 10” Wide LCD Display 


The U115 Hybrid has selected a 10” wide LCD display as oppose to the typical smaller sizes to provide better comfort while viewing or reading. In addition, the 1024x 600 resolution can relief concerns of the full display of WebPages while browsing, giving you the freedom when exploring the internet. 
 

- The Latest in LED Power-Saving Backlight Technology 

The U115 Hybrid is embedded with the LED power-saving backlight technology in providing better color fullness and brightness, elevating the total quality of imagery. Furthermore, the lower usage of power can offer a longer operating time.



 To Freely Go
- Lightness in Design

The frame is approximately 26 centimeters in length and 18 centimeters in width. It is only 19-31.5 mm in thickness making it extremely thin. The total weight added with the battery is about 1 kilogram, making the U115 Hybrid very ideal for taking it on the go. 


 To Freely Play
- Super Long Lasting Battery Life*

With MSI Exclusive Hybrid Storage Technology, in the “ECO on” mode, the battery life of U115 Hybrid is about 12 hours. This amazing battery life can escalate the mobility and the productiveness of the U115 Hybrid, which can also make your daily lives much more convenient. 

* The Actual battery life varies according to operating conditions and settings.


- The Excitement of Instant Communication

Equipped with high resolution webcam, high-performance 2 channel stereo s
peakers and microphone, all fitted perfectly within the framework design, expressing the slickness of technology and the elegance of modern fashion. Web-chats can be broadcasted instantly not missing one exciting moment. The photos taken is very sharp in resolution and brilliant in colors, capturing precise imagery both indoor or out, adding more fun to instant messaging.    

 


- Wireless Internet Connection

The U115 Hybrid has the 802.11b / g / n wireless all region internet connection and Bluetooth transmission interface, so you can enjoy the convenience of accessing the internet at home or out. There will be absolutely no obstacles getting around your daily life.


- Comprehensive Multi-Media Application Interface

U115 Hybrid offers a complete entertainment interface, which includes the 4 in 1 Card Reader (XD/SD/MMC/Memory Stick), so it may meet the standards of the mainstream memory cards, making it easy to upload digital files into the notebook computer. Our focus was on the common products in the market, such as PDA’s, digital cameras, digital video cameras, digital MP3 Players, Global GPS Systems and such, also connecting to the U115 Hybrid through USB 2.0 Port. An external DVD burner may be added (optional) to play and burn important files at will.  


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MSI Reminds You...
1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specifications with your local dealers.
2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

 

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

Specifications

CPU Intel® Atom™ Z530 1.6GHz Processor
OS Genuine Windows® XP Home Genuine Windows® Vista Home Basic
Chipset Intel® Poulsbo US15W
Memory DDR2 533MHz, 1GB (By Module only) (Chipset supports up to 2GB)
LCD Size 10” 1024x600 LCD Panel
Graphics UMA
HDD (GB) 1. 120GB / 160GB 2.5" SATA HDD 2. 8GB/16GB SSD
Audio HD Audio, Stereo speakers
Webcam 1.3M / 2.0M
Card Reader 4-in-1 Card Reader, SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro
LAN 10/100
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g or 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth optional
D-Sub (VGA) 1
USB 2.0 port 3
Mic-in/Headphone-out 1/1
AC Adapter 40W
Battery 3/6 cells
Dimension 260(L) X 180(D) X 19-31.5(H)mm
Weight (KG) 1

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

Excellent Hardware Award - Hardwareluxx
Date: 2010-00
Title: Excellent Hardware Award
Review: -
Media: Hardwareluxx
Country: Germany
Very Well - Mobile News
Date: 2009-00
Title: Very Well
Review: -
Media: Mobile News
Country: Germany
msi-award
Date: 2009-00
Title: Excellent IT Application and Product Award 傑出資訊應用暨產品獎
Review: -
Media: 2009 IT Month 2009年資訊月
Country: Tajikistan
Innovation Award - F1CD.ru
Date: 2009-00
Title: Innovation Award
Review: >Open
Media: F1CD.ru
Country: Russia
5 Stars Award - Les Numeriques
Date: 2009-00
Title: 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: Les Numeriques
Country: France
Best Test Award - Prohardver.hu
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best Test Award
Review: >Open
Media: Prohardver.hu
Country: Hungary
Power Chip Tip Award - CHIP Magazine
Date: 2009-00
Title: Power Chip Tip Award
Review: -
Media: CHIP Magazine
Country: Portugal
msi-award
Date: 2009-00
Title: Overall Verdict: 8 out of 10
Review: >Open
Media: The Inquirer
Country: United States
Best Product Award - PC World
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best Product Award
Review: -
Media: PC World
Country: Greece
Excellent Performance Award - PC World
Date: 2009-00
Title: Excellent Performance Award
Review: -
Media: PC World
Country: Greece
Editor's Choice Award  - PC World
Date: 2009-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: PC World
Country: Greece
Best Test Award - PC Consument
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best Test Award
Review: -
Media: PC Consument
Country: Netherlands Antilles
Very Good Total Rating: 88% - Notebookcheck.net
Date: 2009-00
Title: Very Good Total Rating: 88%
Review: >Open
Media: Notebookcheck.net
Country: Germany
4 out of 5 Stars Award - PC World
Date: 2009-00
Title: 4 out of 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: PC World
Country: Australia
Editor's Choice Award - SVM
Date: 2009-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: SVM
Country: France
Best Buy Award - PCM
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best Buy Award
Review: -
Media: PCM
Country: Netherlands Antilles
Best Product Award - PCM
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best Product Award
Review: -
Media: PCM
Country: Netherlands Antilles
Highly Recommended - APC Magazine
Date: 2009-00
Title: Highly Recommended
Review: -
Media: APC Magazine
Country: Australia
Good Product Award - Benchmark.pl
Date: 2009-00
Title: Good Product Award
Review: >Open
Media: Benchmark.pl
Country: Portugal
Super Mobility - Benchmark.pl
Date: 2009-00
Title: Super Mobility
Review: >Open
Media: Benchmark.pl
Country: Portugal
msi-award
Date: 2009-00
Title: Recommended
Review: -
Media: Click Magazine
Country: Madagascar
Media's Choice Award - COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2009
Date: 2009-00
Title: Media's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2009
Country: Tajikistan
Best Choice of COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2009 - COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2009
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best Choice of COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2009
Review: -
Media: COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2009
Country: Tajikistan
Technology Award - laptopsdirect.co.uk
Date: 2009-00
Title: Technology Award
Review: >Open
Media: laptopsdirect.co.uk
Country: United States
Excellent Price / Performance - Notebook Journal
Date: 2009-00
Title: Excellent Price / Performance
Review: >Open
Media: Notebook Journal
Country: Germany
Editor's Choice Award - Computer DIY
Date: 2009-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: Computer DIY
Country: Tajikistan
Recommended - FrazPC.pl
Date: 2009-00
Title: Recommended
Review: >Open
Media: FrazPC.pl
Country: Portugal
Power Award - CD-Action
Date: 2009-00
Title: Power Award
Review: -
Media: CD-Action
Country: Portugal
msi-award
Date: 2009-00
Title: Editor's Rating: 8 out of 10 Scores
Review: >Open
Media: CNET Australia
Country: Australia
msi-award
Date: 2009-00
Title: This Year's Top Ten Gadgets
Review: -
Media: CES Last Gadget Standing Award
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands

BIOS

!Special Note:

The BIOS files provided here are exclusive only for MSI-branded Notebook PCs and not compatible with any MSI Whitebook/Whitebrand barebones. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage caused by improper use or lack of technical expertise.

!Attention:

Users who download BIOS from here (not using Live Update) should use the flash utility included in the downloaded compressed file when doing the BIOS update. To avoid BIOS update failure, please do not use older versions of the update utility or utilities not provided by MSI.

- If the notebook you purchased has Win7 Bios installed, please DON'T attempt to update using Windows 8 bios (or vice versa). Failure to abide may result in bricking your system.

- Although there's a bios detection program written to protect user from cross flashing the bios (Win7 to Win8 bios or vice versa), still DON'T experiment. Failure to abide may result in breaking your system.

For Windows 8:

1. To know how to update BIOS under EFI BIOS utility, please click here.
2. To know about how to update win8 BIOS under EFI Shell mode, please click here.


For Windows 7 / VISTA / XP:
a. 1) To know about how to update BIOS Firmware under DOS mode, please click here
2) Please execute "flash.bat" file after unpack the compressed file for upgrade BIOS Firmware.

b. To know about how to update BIOS under windows 7, please click here (Only for CR640 / CX640 / CX640MX / CX480)


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Description Add USB Bluetooth module detects.
Version 1.0F
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-03-30
Download download File Size 0.51 MB
Note

Driver

XP 32

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.

To enjoy MSI notebook technology, please install MSI System Control Manager or S-Bar to enable MSI exclusive hotkey function. MSI System Control Manager and S-Bar can be downloaded from Utility web page under Download menu. The utility for each notebook will vary between different models. Please install the utility dedicated for your notebook.


For WindPad:

1)Driver SOP explanation


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 5.10.0.5772
Type Audio Release Date 2009-02-18
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 50.47 MB
Intel(R) SCH Family Chipest
Description
Version 8.8.0.1014
Type Chipset Release Date 2011-02-10
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 2.45 MB
msi Bluetooth_6837D
Description
Version 6.40.01
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2009-09-14
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 66.51 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.7600.30111
Type Card Reader Release Date 2010-07-19
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 7.31 MB
Mobile Intel® GMA 500
Description
Version 6.14.10.1096
Type VGA Release Date 2009-05-22
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 29.52 MB
ASIX LAN
Description
Version 3.4.3.25
Type LAN Release Date 2008-12-17
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0.02 MB
Touchpad
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type TouchPad Release Date 2010-03-01
OS XP 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
msi Wireless Lan_6890/6891
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 3.1.8.1
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2010-07-21
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 1.58 MB
msi Wireless Lan_6894
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 5.9095.032
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2009-05-12
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 16.34 MB
Camera
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2010-09-09
OS XP 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
SI SATA Controller
Description
Version 1.5.20.0
Type PCI-E Release Date 2009-04-08
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0.2 MB

Utility

XP 32

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
System Control Manager (SCM)
Description System Control Panel
Version 2.209.0410.003.10
Type Utility Release Date 2009-04-20
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 5.17 MB
Note
Enable3DMark05
Description Enable3DMark05
Version N/A
Type Utility Release Date 2009-04-06
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0 MB
Note
Simple Camera Application
Description Webcam Application (XP32)
Version 1.0.0.0717
Type Utility Release Date 2008-11-26
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 4.08 MB
Note

Manual

!Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.

Asia

Eastern Europe

Global / America

Western Europe

FAQ

Release Date Title
Mon, 06 Dec 2010 Is it possible to disable the SSD Module in BIOS, so that the recovery can be installed on the SATA HDD ?  I also tried BIOS setting for 1st drive IDE and 2nd drive disabled, but didn’t help.
Fri, 10 Sep 2010 Why my WLAN will disconnect automatically when watching online video streaming (for about 2 minutes) under XP. My notebook has equipped with MS-6891 WLAN card and website is www.pms.co.kr.
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 Why user can not find out LAN card device in device manager?
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 How to enable Opel GL2.0 and Directdraw to play games?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 Does BIOS update need to be done by one version sequentially (3.0-->3.1-->3.2-->3.3) or can I update directly to the last version (3.3)?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 How can I know what is my AGP card voltage?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 What should I do if my motherboard have compatibility issue with PCI cards?
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 What is the maximum capacity of SD card that this model can support?
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 What is the maximum RAM will my laptop support?
Fri, 07 Nov 2008 How to use the scroll bar function on Sentelic's touchpad?
Wed, 05 Nov 2008 What types of memory card this notebook supports?
Wed, 14 Mar 2007 Where can I find MSI developed software such as Fuzzy Logic or PC Alert?
Common FAQ
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 If static electricity is produced when user and notebook are in contact. How do we prevent and avoid electrostatic discharge damage?
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 When I am using the system built-in microphone for sound recording, sometimes I cannot even hear the playback.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 What kind of adaptor is used to connect S/PDIF-Out?
Tue, 10 Feb 2009 How to install Windows XP when AHCI is enabled?
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 After install device drivers from MSI Vista driver CD, you may be prompted to activate Windows Vista on a computer on which Windows Vista activation was not previously required.
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 On Windows 7 32/64 bit with external display, Windows Taskbar may show on the Primary display while desktop icons show on the extended screen.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009 Sometimes it takes more than 3 minutes to enter or leave Windows 7 OS.
Tue, 08 Dec 2009 After letting the machine sit idle for 10 or more minutes, you may notice that the task-bar does not pop up when moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen, or the start menu does not appear when using the windows key. After approximately 30 seconds, Windows will return to normal operation. The scenario happens in Windows 7 with following settings: Task-bar set to auto-hide, Turn off the display power option is set to 1 minute, Put the computer to sleep power option is set to never, No open windows on the desktop.
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 My notebook has preload hard disk image. When my system hard disk encounters non-recoverable problems, how can I perform the F3 System Recovery Function?(Windows 7)
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 Immediately after you log on to Windows 7, you will see the following Windows Activation window: Windows is not genuine Your computer might not be running a counterfeit copy of Windows. 0x80070005 You may also notice the following symptoms: The computer desktop background is black, and you receive the following error message on the bottom right corner of the screen: “This copy of Windows is not genuine” You receive the following error message when you view the System Properties: (Control Panel / System and Security / System) “You must activate today. Activate Windows now” If you try to use slmgr.vbs /dlv to view the licensing status, you receive the following message: Error: 0x80070005 Access denied: the requested action requires elevated privileges Note: This error message may also occur when a command that is being executed requires an elevated command prompt and is unrelated to the issue discussed here.
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