U230

MSI recommends Windows® 7.

Overview

 

 

 
 Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 

 

 

12.1" 16:9 LED Backlit Widescreen Display

The msi Wind 12 U230 features 12.1" 16:9 ratio display for better viewing experience. Furthermore, LED power-saving backlight technology provides better color fullness and brightness, elevating the total quality of imagery. The lower usage of power can also offer a longer operating time.


 

 

Streamlined design that whispers fluidity and elegance

The sleek and exquisite design gives Wind 12 U230 an elegant presence. Each curve is accentuated with a smooth contour making its polished exterior a delicate feast for the eyes. The exclusive “Color Film Print Technology” from msi applies to the cover as well as the palm rest area, so the glossy texture promises better quality and both visual and tactile sensation.


 

 

 

Ultra lightweight. Ultraportable

Ultraportable 1.3kg lightweight, smaller than an A4 magazine, Wind 12 U230 measures only 297(L)*190(W)mm. It is the perfect gadget that fits in your bag whenever you are on the go.

 

 



HD Ready for clearer and sharper images

The Wind 12 U230 is capable of displaying high-quality pictures and videos with 1366*768 screen resolution. The images on this 12.1” widescreen offer great color saturation and subtlety and sharper details so you can indulge yourself while watching your favorite films.

 


 

 

Extended power: 4 hours* of battery life

Compared with other notebook computers, the Wind12 U230’s battery lasts 2 times longer! While other notebook computers operate on a 2-hrs limit, the Wind 12 U230 enables a 4-hrs* operating time without the need to recharge. The Wind 12 U230 truly redefines the definition of mobility.

*Actual battery life may vary depending on use and settings.

 


 

 

 



New EDS (Ergonomic De-stress) keyboard

MSI Ergonomics De-Stress (EDS) Keyboard features a surface area that is 51% larger, so the face of each individual key is wider for your typing convenience; it encourages natural finger and wrist movement to reduce strain and allows you to work for hours without discomfort.

 

 

HDMI output

HDMI Digital Terminal Interface offers more than 5GB of transmitting bandwidth; it also lessens the complications of cables. The Wind12 U230 offers the very best in image quality through the HDMI Terminal so as to ensure the utmost picture perfection. Simply connect your Notebook to a LCD TV or other multimedia devices (1080i compliance) and get ready for the enjoyment of home theater.


 

 

 

 
 

Built-in msi exclusive software

The Wind12 U230 features msi exclusive face detection software “Easyface” for a safer and effortless logon. Just one installation you can get Easyface Manager, Easyface Autolocker and Easyface Logon at the same time.

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 after a few minutes as you stop using your Notebook. msi Easyface ensures better security and offers an easier yet more comprehensive detecting process.

What’s more, the Wind12 U230 is preloaded with a plethora of msi brand new software, including Webcam Companion, Visual Effect2 and Print Creation, so you can edit and print out the photos you’ve taken by using a webcam at your own convenience.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Latest AMD Athlon™ Neo X2 Processor

The innovated AMD Athlon™ Neo X2 Dual-Core Processor is designed to deliver a full PC experience enabling you to enjoy your favorite applications. The new generation technology delivers highly responsive PC performance for a perfect balance of form and function. You can browse the internet, read or send email, run applications, watch videos, and play games - all on the go.

 

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 AMD® Yukon CPU MV40/ L335 Processor
OS Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
 
Chipset AMD® RS780MN + SB710
Memory DDR2 667/800MHz, 2 SO-DIMM slots, Max: 4GB
LCD Size 12.1” 1366*768 HD Ready
Graphics ATI® Radeon HD3200
Graphics VRAM share with system memory
HDD (GB) 2.5" 160GB/250GB/320GB SATA
Audio 2 high quality speakers
Webcam 1.3M
Card Reader SD/MMC/MS/XD
LAN 10/100/1000
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth optional
D-Sub (VGA) 1
HDMI 1
USB 2.0 port 3
Mic-in/Headphone-out 1
Keyboard 87 keys
AC Adapter 65W
Battery 3/6 cells
Dimension 297(L) X 190(D) X 24-31(H)mm
Weight (KG) 1.3

 

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

 

Awards

2010 First Half Year Hit Product - Danawa
Date: 2010-00
Title: 2010 First Half Year Hit Product
Review: >Open
Media: Danawa
Country: Mauritius
Bronze Award - Hardware.Info
Date: 2010-00
Title: Bronze Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware.Info
Country: Netherlands Antilles
Recommended Award - PC CHIP
Date: 2010-00
Title: Recommended Award
Review: -
Media: PC CHIP
Country: Croatia
Innovation Award - Legit Reviews
Date: 2010-00
Title: Innovation Award
Review: >Open
Media: Legit Reviews
Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
Best Buy 2010 Award - Always More Digital
Date: 2010-00
Title: Best Buy 2010 Award
Review: >Open
Media: Always More Digital
Country: Russia
Max Value Award - MaxIT Magazine
Date: 2010-00
Title: Max Value Award
Review: -
Media: MaxIT Magazine
Country: Malawi
Best of Best Notebook Computer for the Second Half Year - BodNara
Date: 2009-00
Title: Best of Best Notebook Computer for the Second Half Year
Review: >Open
Media: BodNara
Country: Mauritius

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)


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Description Updated EC firmware for patch LID issue under win XP.
Version 1.1E
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2010-04-12
Download download File Size 0.64 MB
Note

Driver

Win7 64,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


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msi Bluetooth_3801/3870/3871
Description Application Version: 3.0.2.280
Version 3.0.2.280
Type Driver Release Date 2011-04-06
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 0 MB
Realtek HD Audio
Description with HDMI
Version 6.0.1.5918
Type Audio Release Date 2009-12-09
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 67.34 MB
Realtek HD Audio
Description with HDMI
Version 5.10.0.5918
Type Audio Release Date 2009-12-09
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 67.34 MB
ATI RS780MN Chipset/VGA driver
Description This driver package includes VGA driver.
Version 8.634.0.0
Type Chipset Release Date 2011-07-28
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 160.66 MB
ATI RS780MN Chipset/VGA driver
Description This driver package includes VGA driver.
Version 8.663.20
Type Chipset Release Date 2010-01-18
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 116.59 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
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_6837D
Description
Version 7.10.01
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2010-05-19
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 73.52 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 Win7 64
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 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
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
Synaptics Touchpad
Description
Version 16.3.1.2
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-12-18
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 46.26 MB
Synaptics Touchpad
Description
Version 16.3.1.2
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-12-18
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 46.26 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
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
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 64
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_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 64
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
Kworld TV Tuner_Digital M810 / Hybrid MC860
Description Digital M810: 8.4.28.1
Hybrid MC860: 1.42.8.428
Version 8.4.28.1
Type TV Tuner Release Date 2010-02-25
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 7 MB
Kworld TV Tuner_Digital M810
Description
Version 9.603.1.0630
Type TV Tuner Release Date 2010-01-26
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.12 MB
Kworld TV Tuner_Digital M810
Description
Version 9.603.1.0630
Type TV Tuner Release Date 2010-01-26
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 1.12 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
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 64
Download download File Size 17.81 MB
Huawei 3G_EM660
Description Application Version: Application Version: 11.301.08.04.470

Version 2.0.3.819
Type 3G Release Date 2011-04-08
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 9.06 MB
Huawei 3G_EM660
Description Application Version: 13.001.07.00.538
Version 2.0.3.819
Type 3G Release Date 2011-04-08
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 9.06 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
Camera
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2010-09-09
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Camera Firmware
Description NB Camera Firmware V0309
1. Fix the screen display upside down issue when the resolution bigger than 800x600.
2. Fix no display/black screen in dialogue of camera program.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2010-07-29
OS
Download download File Size 0 MB
AMD PowerNow
Description
Version 1.3.2.0
Type CPU Release Date 2010-01-20
OS XP 32
Download download File Size 2.72 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.


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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
Easy Face(W7 64,11036)
Description
Version 1.1.0.36
Type Utility Release Date 2011-04-12
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 15.87 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
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
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
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.


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Asia

Eastern Europe

Global / America

Western Europe

FAQ

Release Date Title
Thu, 13 Jan 2011 System keeps detecting the USB (webcam) device on/off under Win 7 or VISTA.
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, 17 Sep 2010 Webcam display is upside down at the resolution 800x600/1024x768/1280x1024 under Windows 7 32/64bit. However, the default resolution 640x480 or lower values will not have this problem.
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, 13 Jul 2010 How to run 3DMark06 on models with ATI Graphics?
Tue, 13 Jul 2010 Windows 7 XP mode is not working.
Wed, 31 Dec 2008 How can I get user manual of iConsole?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 How do I check if DMA mode is enabled?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 How can I find MSI office near my country?
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 Which VGA card can support MSI Media Center or MSI Media Center Deluxe II?
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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