U123

MSI recommends Windows® 7.

Overview





 





 Genuine Windows XP® Home Edition


 Visual in Fashion
- 10" Wide LCD Display 


U123 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 

U123 is embedded with the LED power-saving backlight technology in providing better color fullness and brightness to elevate the total quality of imagery. Furthermore, the lower usage of power can offer a longer operating time.


 Mobility in Fashion
- Lightness in Design

The frame is approximately 26 centimeters in length and 18 centimeters in width. It is only 33 mm in thickness making it extremely thin. The total weight with the battery is less than 1 kilogram, making U123 very ideal for taking it on the go. 




 Operate in Fashion
- Exclusive MSI EasyFace( Face Identification software) Inside

 

 

1. Easy Face Manager

Through the embedded webcam of U123, the Easy Face Manager function can scan the face of the user and record reorganization through eyes, cheekbones, jaw line, and nose. The user can adjust the level for personal security identification. (One user ID can store up to ten facial images)



Furthermore, the power setting of the Easy Face Manager can adjust the standby time. With this feature, U123 can save power by switching off when it hasn’t been operated in the setting time.

2. EasyFace Logon

According to the Easy Face Manager Face Identification, you can access U123 by entering the user’s ID or password operating through Easy Face Logon. 



3. EasyFace  AutoLocker

When the users are away from the U123 screen for a period of time, the Easy Face AutoLocker will detect this and secure the system. This is to prevent others from accessing the content of the user. The user has to go through the Easy Face Logon feature to access U123 again. 




- Big-Size Keyboard and Touch Pad

MSI has the same persistence on proper ergonomically design even on the keyboards of MSI smaller notebook computers. The keyboard of U123 not only has great texture, it also increases the space between the keys to 17.5mm, allowing you to be as comfortable as you can. Furthermore, with the ingeniously designed spacebar and touchpad, your fingers can move smoothly to avoid strain.

 


- Hard Drive with Massive Capacity

Unlike other competitors that have compromised the storage capacity to decrease in size, U123 is equipped with the 2.5 inch standard hard drive〈80/120/160 GB〉*. It can operate just like regular notebooks without worrying limited storage capacity to save the greatest moments in life.
* The Actual Capacity of the hard drive is based on the actual model.



- The Newest Intel® Atom™ Processor 

Intel® Atom™ Processor uses a brand new design structure as basis adding in as much as 47 million transistors into one single chip, and the size is smaller than 25 (mm)². This is the smallest CPU and uses the least energy (the power consumption is around 2.5 watts. Moreover, Atom processor has excellent mobility and outstanding functions to let the user to explore on the internet and to enjoy the entertainment on the website.   



 Fun in Fashion
- Get Communication Anytime, Anywhere

U123 has the 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth* transmission interface. You can enjoy the convenience of accessing the internet at home or out with U123.

- The Excitement of Instant Communication

Equipped with high resolution webcam, high-performance 2 channel stereo speakers and microphone, U123 has all these fitted perfectly within this professional ID design, expressing the high technology and the elegant modern fashion. Web-chats can be broadcasted instantly without missing one exciting moment. The photo taken is very sharp in resolution and brilliant in colors, capturing precise imagery both indoors or outdoors, adding more fun to instant messaging. 

 



- Comprehensive Multi-Media Application Interface

U123 offers a complete entertainment interface, which includes the 4-in-1 card reader, so it is compatible to most of the mainstream memory cards, making it easy to upload digital files into the notebook computer. Moreover, U123 focuses on the common products in the market to make your life easier, therefore you may connect your peripherals such as PDA’s, digital cameras, digital video cameras, digital MP3 Players, Global GPS Systems…etc to U123 through USB 2.0 Port. An external DVD burner may be added (optional) to play and burn important files at will. 



- Long Lasting Battery Life

The last battery life can escalate the mobility and the functionality of U123, which can also make your daily lives much more convenient. 


Intel, the Intel logo, Centrino and the Centrino logo, Intel Core and Core Inside, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

 

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™ N280 1.66GHz Processor
OS Genuine Windows XP Home
Chipset Intel® 945GSE+ICH7M
Memory DDR2 533MHz 1GB
LCD Size 10” 1024x600 LCD Panel
Graphics UMA
HDD (GB) 80/120/160GB 2.5" SATA
Audio HD Audio, Stereo speakers
Webcam 1.3M / 2.0M
Card Reader 4-in-1 Card Reader, SD/MMC/MS/XD
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 19.75-33(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

msi-award
Date: 2010-00
Title: Best in Value
Review: -
Media: HWM
Country: Poland
Best in Test - PC Praxis
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best in Test
Review: -
Media: PC Praxis
Country: Germany
Editor's Choice Award - Computer Graphics Plus Magazine
Date: 2009-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: Computer Graphics Plus Magazine
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
Editors' Choice - Computer Shopper
Date: 2009-00
Title: Editors' Choice
Review: >Open
Media: Computer Shopper
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 Modify touchpad PNP ID/CID setting.
Version 1.0K
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-05-28
Download download File Size 0.69 MB
Note

Driver

Win7 32,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 5.10.0.5953
Type Audio Release Date 2009-10-22
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 59.47 MB
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 6.0.1.5953
Type Audio Release Date 2009-10-22
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 59.75 MB
Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Chipset Release Date 2010-02-08
OS Win7 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Mobile Intel(R) 45 Express Chipset
Description
Version 8.7.0.1007
Type Chipset Release Date 2008-06-04
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 2.08 MB
msi Bluetooth_6837D
Description
Version 7.10.01
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2009-12-24
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 73.52 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
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.7600.30111
Type Card Reader Release Date 2010-07-19
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 7.31 MB
Mobile Intel® GMA 950
Description
Version 8.15.10.1867
Type VGA Release Date 2009-09-22
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 22.77 MB
Mobile Intel® GMA 950/X3100
Description
Version 6.14.10.4926
Type VGA Release Date 2009-09-10
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 17.14 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 7.011.1127.2009
Type LAN Release Date 2009-12-09
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.33 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 5.706.0925.2008
Type LAN Release Date 2009-02-27
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 4.48 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
TouchPad
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type TouchPad Release Date 2010-02-08
OS Win7 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Atheros Wireless Lan
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 9.2.0.458
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-01-17
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 17.58 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 2010-09-30
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.58 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
Atheros Wireless Lan
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 7.7.0.394
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2010-04-08
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 31.48 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 6.9104.701.2009
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2009-09-22
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 16.19 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

Utility

Win7 64,Win7 32,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.
MSI Easy Face
Description MSI EasyFace is a plug-in developed by Micro-Star Int'l Co., Ltd. Install it on a computer with webcam, and then MSI EasyFace can be used as face identification software. Install and enable it on your computer, you do not have to type the password when you login. Just face to the webcam to be recognized.

With MSI EasyFace AutoLocker you can automatically lock the system when you are not in front of the computer. Once there is no mouse or keyboard action on the computer, MSI EasyFace AutoLocker will start to count down for certain second(s). If it can not detect your face during this time, EasyFace AutoLocker will lock the computer automatically. In this case, face to the webcam to login again.

Version 1.1.0.32
Type Utility Release Date 2009-12-24
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 16.01 MB
Note
MSI Easy Face
Description MSI EasyFace is a plug-in developed by Micro-Star Int'l Co., Ltd. Install it on a computer with webcam, and then MSI EasyFace can be used as face identification software. Install and enable it on your computer, you do not have to type the password when you login. Just face to the webcam to be recognized.

With MSI EasyFace AutoLocker you can automatically lock the system when you are not in front of the computer. Once there is no mouse or keyboard action on the computer, MSI EasyFace AutoLocker will start to count down for certain second(s). If it can not detect your face during this time, EasyFace AutoLocker will lock the computer automatically. In this case, face to the webcam to login again.

Version 1.1.0.32
Type Utility Release Date 2009-12-24
OS XP 32
Download N/A File Size 0.01 MB
Note
Simple Camera Application (W7 32)
Description Webcam Application
Version 1.0.909.0801
Type Utility Release Date 2009-12-09
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.76 MB
Note
System Control Manager (SCM)
Description System Control Manager
Version 2.209.1106.005.10
Type Utility Release Date 2009-11-23
OS Win7 64, Win7 32, XP 32
Download download File Size 5.41 MB
Note
MSI Q-Face Webcam Utility
Description For U90/U100/U123 only.
Version 1.0.0.10
Type Utility Release Date 2009-04-17
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 35.38 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

Others

Western Europe

Firmware

!Special Note:

The DEVICE FIRMWARES contained here are exclusively for MSI product only. MSI assumes no responsibility for any damages resulting from improper use or lack of technical expertise.

!Attention:

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


Update firmware will wipe all data on tablet. MSI strongly recommends that user should prepare a backup before proceeding with firmware upgrade.
- If the notebook has Windows 7 EC firmware installed, please DON'T attempt to update your EC firmware to Windows 8 version since it will cause some function keys (Fn) and hotkeys to work abnormally. If in case you flash your system EC to Win8 version, then kindly revert back to Win7 EC version.

For Windows 8:
To know about how to update win8 EC under windows mode, please click here.

For Windows 7 / VISTA / XP:
1) To know about how to update EC Firmware under DOS mode, please click here.
2) Please execute "ecall.bat" file after unpack the compressed file for upgrade EC Firmware.
We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Camera Firmware
Description NB Camera Firmware V0308
Fix no display/black screen in dialogue of camera program.
Version
Type Firmware Release Date 2010-07-29
Download download File Size 0.27 MB
Note

FAQ

Release Date Title
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 After active the Camera device, the device is normal on device manger, but there is no display/black screen in dialogue of camera program.
Mon, 06 Dec 2010 I got max 150 MBit connection on Ralink RT3090 WLAN, shouldn’t the N-Draft be 300 MBit ? And XP and WIN7 both get the same result.
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.
Tue, 24 Aug 2010 What's the spec of Huawei 3.5G WLAN card?
Wed, 31 Dec 2008 How can I get user manual of iConsole?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 How can I find MSI office near my country?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 Why my motherboard BIOS sticker is "Phoenix BIOS" but when I boot up my system I saw that "Award BIOS" is being used?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 How can I know what CPU can my motherboard support?
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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