U160

MSI recommends Windows® 7.

Overview

 

 
Genuine Windows® 7 Starter 

 

 

Chic and Unique, Simply Irresitible

An iF winner. Compact and sleek design

The U160 embodies a level of workmanship unrivalled by any other netbook. The winner of a product design award at the prestigious iF 2010 design awards in Germany, the U160 has an ultra-slim chassis (only 19.8 mm at the thinnest point) and weighs just 1 kg, making this an almost unbelievably light and slim device.
 

 

 

 



Eye-catching colors that are chic and unique, simply irressistable

Glittering with a pearl-like radiance, the U160 offers you a choice of two colors: Fancy Gold or Jet Black. There is a rich variation in color tone depending on the light source that is being reflected off the surface, giving the U160 a charming elegance that will never go out of fashion.

 

 

Unique Scratch-free

Color Film Print Technology, the sparkling, scratch-resistant enamel provides a high degree of rigidity. Under different light sources, this finish will emit a multitude of color variations that create sparkling visual effects and evoke a minimalist undertone of taste and style.

 

 

 

 

Ultra Chic and More Fun

msi's chiclet keyboard design – more stylish, and more comfortable for you 

The stylish chiclet keyboard design expands the area of contact between fingers and keys when compared to regular keyboards, reducing typing errors and increasing comfort.

In addition, the chiclet keyboard is designed to damp key-press sounds. Whether typing or gaming, the chiclet keyboard means you no longer have to fret about disturbing those around you with keyboard clicks and clatter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A touchpad that merges seamlessly into the palm-rest, making the U160 more enjoyable to use

The extra-wide touchpad built into the U160 merges seamlessly into the surrounding area of the chassis, allowing your fingers to move around more freely. The touchpad comprises a grid of raised dots that enhance both the tactile effect and aesthetic attraction, and make it both fun and easy to use.

 

A dazzlingly attractive logo on the netbook lid, with a special power switch light on the end of the display hinge

The design of the U160 embodies painstaking attention to detail. The msi logo on the upper lid emits a glorious white radiance, which combines with the blue LED power switch light on the end of the display hinge to create a beautiful, calming effect even in the dark.

 

 


 



Rev up your day with super-long battery life

No need to bring along heavy power supply units and look all over for outlets, the Wind U160 offers super-long battery life to give you full power all day long.


User-friendly Design that Touches Your Heart

Superior image and more energy efficient 

Wind U160 is embedded with the LED power-saving backlit 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.

 


 


Superb image like never before

The msi Wind U160’s superior 8ms response time gives the performance needed for any display application. Even fast-moving dynamic video is rendered with smooth, fluid motion and no ghosting or other artifacts for a beautifully realistic viewing experience.


Switch to wireless networking at the click of a button

With the U160, you can connect to or disconnect from a wireless network just be pressing a button, making for relaxed, convenient Internet usage.


Easy, convenient upgrading

The U160’s user-friendly design makes upgrading device RAM or other modules incredibly simple.

 

Outstanding Mobile Communications capabilities

Built-in high resolution webcam, 2 channel stereo speakers and a microphone, all fitted perfectly within the framework design, expressing the slickness of technology and the elegance of modern fashion. Wind U160 also has the 802.11b/g/ draft-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.

 

 

 

 

Special msi “smart software” making life more convenient for you

U160 features msi exclusive face detection software “Easyface” for a safer and effortless logon. Taking and managing your own pictures with Easyface Manager, detecting and logging on with Easyface Logon and the system will automatically log off or lock the screen when not using the Notebook for a period of time. msi Easyface ensures better security and eases the detecting process.

What’s more, U160 preloaded msi brand new software, including Webcam Companion, Visual Effect2 and Print Creation, so that you can freely edit and print out photos taken by the webcam.

 

 

 

 

Powered by the Latest Intel® Atom™ Processor


MSI Wind U160 is powered by the all-new generation of Intel® Atom™ processor, which delivers additional graphics and system performance while enabling longer battery life.

 

 

 

 


 

 


Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Core, and Core Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. For more information about the Intel processor feature rating, please refer to www.intel.com/go/rating. 

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™ N450 processor (1.66GHz)
OS Genuine Windows® 7 Starter
Chipset Intel® NM10
Memory DDR2 667, Max: 2GB
LCD Size 10” (1024 x 600) WSVGA LED
Graphics Intel® GMA 3150
Graphics VRAM share with system memory
HDD (GB) 2.5" 160GB or above SATA
Audio HD Audio, Stereo speakers
Webcam 1.3M
Card Reader SD/MMC
LAN 10/100
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/draft n
Bluetooth optional
D-Sub (VGA) 1
USB 2.0 port 3
Mic-in/Headphone-out 1
Keyboard 83 keys
AC Adapter 40W
Battery 3/6 cells
Dimension 265x165x19.8-25.4mm
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

Test Winner Award - T3 Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Test Winner Award
Review: -
Media: T3 Magazine
Country: Malawi
msi-award
Date: 2010-00
Title: Test Winner Award
Review: -
Media: T3 Magazine
Country: United States
Test Winner Award - T3 Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Test Winner Award
Review: -
Media: T3 Magazine
Country: Australia
Top Product Award - Escape
Date: 2010-00
Title: Top Product Award
Review: -
Media: Escape
Country: Slovenia
Good - Connect Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good
Review: -
Media: Connect Magazine
Country: Germany
Gold Award - What Laptop Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: -
Media: What Laptop Magazine
Country: United States
Best Product Award - PCTUNER.Net
Date: 2010-00
Title: Best Product Award
Review: >Open
Media: PCTUNER.Net
Country: Jamaica
msi-award
Date: 2010-00
Title: Best Buy Award
Review: >Open
Media: Which?
Country: United States
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Award - Expert Reviews
Date: 2010-00
Title: Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: Expert Reviews
Country: United States
Price Performance: Very Good - ComputerBild Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Price Performance: Very Good
Review: -
Media: ComputerBild Magazine
Country: Germany
Worth Buying Award - KitGuru.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Worth Buying Award
Review: >Open
Media: KitGuru.com
Country: United States
Gold Award - HWM
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: -
Media: HWM
Country: Indonesia
Highly Recommended Award - APC Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Highly Recommended Award
Review: -
Media: APC Magazine
Country: Australia
Gold Award - Info Komputer Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: -
Media: Info Komputer Magazine
Country: Indonesia
Gold Award - What Laptop
Date: 2010-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: -
Media: What Laptop
Country: United States
msi-award
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: PC Plus Magazine
Country: Indonesia
Good - Onlinekosten.de
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good
Review: >Open
Media: Onlinekosten.de
Country: Germany
Editor's Choice Award - PC Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award
Review: -
Media: PC Magazine
Country: Bulgaria
Good (Total Rating: 84%) - NotebookCheck.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good (Total Rating: 84%)
Review: >Open
Media: NotebookCheck.com
Country: Germany
Top 5 Small Netbooks (4th Place) - PCWorld.in
Date: 2010-00
Title: Top 5 Small Netbooks (4th Place)
Review: >Open
Media: PCWorld.in
Country: India
 Silver Award  - HWM Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Silver Award
Review: -
Media: HWM Magazine
Country: Malawi
Silver Award - Notebookspec.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Silver Award
Review: >Open
Media: Notebookspec.com
Country: Trinidad and Tobago
4 out of 5 Stars Award - PC Advisor
Date: 2010-00
Title: 4 out of 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: PC Advisor
Country: United States
Good - Notebookjournal.de
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good
Review: >Open
Media: Notebookjournal.de
Country: Germany
Good Price/Performance Award - Notebookjournal.de
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good Price/Performance Award
Review: >Open
Media: Notebookjournal.de
Country: Germany
Good - mobile news
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good
Review: -
Media: mobile news
Country: Germany
Good - Notebookinfo.de
Date: 2010-00
Title: Good
Review: >Open
Media: Notebookinfo.de
Country: Germany
Editor's Choice Award (Editor's Rating: 8.4 out of 10) - Computer Shopper
Date: 2010-00
Title: Editor's Choice Award (Editor's Rating: 8.4 out of 10)
Review: >Open
Media: Computer Shopper
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
msi-award
Date: 2010-00
Title: 4 out of 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: 01net.com
Country: France
Recommended Award - Hizpazone.com
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hizpazone.com
Country: Sri Lanka
Recommended Award - 3DNews.ru
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: >Open
Media: 3DNews.ru
Country: Russia
iF Product Design Award 2010 - iF Product Design Award 2010
Date: 2010-00
Title: iF Product Design Award 2010
Review: -
Media: iF Product Design Award 2010
Country: Germany

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 Update EC (N051EMS1.423)
Version 1.0D
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2011-05-13
Download download File Size 1.72 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 6.0.1.6083
Type Audio Release Date 2010-08-10
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 79.46 MB
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 5.10.0.5958
Type Audio Release Date 2010-04-22
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 59.63 MB
Intel(R) 5 Series Chipset
Description The Intel® Chipset Device Software contains support for the following Intel Chipsets:

Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset, 965 Express Chipset, 4 Series Express Chipset and 5 Series Chipset Family
Version 9.1.1.1027
Type Chipset Release Date 2009-11-11
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.33 MB
Intel(R) 5 Series Chipset
Description The Intel® Chipset Device Software contains support for the following Intel Chipsets:

Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset, 965 Express Chipset, 4 Series Express Chipset and 5 Series Chipset Family
Version 9.1.1.1027
Type Chipset Release Date 2009-11-11
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 2.33 MB
AzureWave Bluetooth_BT280
Description
Version 3.0.02.298
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2011-04-06
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 48.65 MB
msi Bluetooth_3801/3870/3871
Description Application Version: 3.0.2.280
Version 3.0.2.280
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2011-04-06
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 67.95 MB
msi Bluetooth_3801/3870/3871
Description Application Version: 3.0.2.280
Version 3.0.2.280
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2011-04-06
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 67.95 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 3150
Description
Version 8.14.10.2117
Type VGA Release Date 2010-06-24
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 21.81 MB
Mobile Intel® GMA 3150
Description
Version 6.14.10.5244
Type VGA Release Date 2010-04-28
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 15.3 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 5.742.1125.2009
Type LAN Release Date 2010-05-07
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 5.14 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 5.742.1125.2009
Type LAN Release Date 2010-05-07
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 5.14 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
Sentelic Touchpad
Description
Version 8.8.8.6
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-12-18
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 39.17 MB
Sentelic Touchpad
Description
Version 8.8.8.6
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-12-18
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 39.17 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
Intel Matrix Storage Management (IMSM)
Description
Version 10.1.2.1004
Type Intel Rapid Storage Technology Release Date 2011-03-04
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 9.73 MB
Intel Matrix Storage Management (IMSM)
Description
Version 9.6.0.1014
Type Intel Rapid Storage Technology Release Date 2010-12-27
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 0.25 MB
Huawei 3G_EM770/EM730/EM770W
Description Application Version: 13.001.08.09.538

Version 2.0.6.702
Type 3G Release Date 2011-04-08
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 17.81 MB
Huawei 3G_EM770/EM730
Description Application Version: 13.001.07.00.538
Version 2.0.6.702
Type 3G Release Date 2011-04-08
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 17.81 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 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.
Lock Indicator
Description A tool to indicate the status of Caps Lock/Num Lock/Scroll Lock.
Version 1.0.1106.2401
Type Utility Release Date 2011-07-13
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.28 MB
Note
Easy Face(XP 32,11036)
Description
Version 1.1.0.36
Type Utility Release Date 2011-04-12
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 15.87 MB
Note
Easy Face(W7 32,11036)
Description
Version 1.1.0.36
Type Utility Release Date 2011-04-12
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 15.87 MB
Note
System Control Manager (SCM) for U160
Description System Control Manager
Version 2.210.0402.006.10
Type Utility Release Date 2010-04-28
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.45 MB
Note
Simple Camera Application (Win7 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
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
Wed, 26 Jan 2011 When I use Sentelic touchpad, the horizontal scrolling function is missing while using certain programs, such as firefox and excel 2000.
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?
Tue, 13 Apr 2010 How to set the ECO power saving mode?
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 What OS can MSI Media Center or MSI Media Center Deluxe II 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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