U270

MSI recommends Windows 8.

Overview

 


(MSI recommends upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.)

 


Amazing Sharp and Clear HD Experience 


HD6310 DirectX11 Graphics

Built-in HD6310Dedicated-Class graphics and DirectX11 support, MSI notebook gains 32% better graphic performance with gaming and multimedia. Never a moment of delay to occur, feel the excitement.


Long Battery Life

With the latest 45nm processor and APU PowerPlay® tech., MSI notebook offers greater dynamic control of power efficiency. So you don’t need to bring along the power supply unit and look all over for the outlet, the MSI notebook give you full power all day long.


Full HD Video Experience

With AMD E-Series processor, MSI notebook can play Full HD video smoothly and clearly, and output Full HD video by HDMI port to share your home entertainment. Enjoy your own rich Full HD experience.

 

The First and Only Choice for the Best Performance

Exclusive ECO Engine Power Management System

MSI U270 selects the brand new ECO Engine as the power management function to extend the battery running time while performing different tasks; simply touch ECO quick launch sensor to switch among the 5 different modes—Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office and Turbo Battery mode.

Furthermore, the advanced MSI ECO design can turn off some unused components’ power in order to save more energy and make your notebook workable in critical situation without any power supply.

* Actual battery life will vary depending on usage patterns and configuration settings.

 

 

 

Extended Battery Life

No need to bring along heavy power supply units and look all over for outlets, the Wind U270 offers around 7 hours* of battery life to give you full power all day long.

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

 

Stylish and Fashion Design
 
Color Film Print Technology with Extraordinary and Exquisite Texture


The MSI Wind12 U270 notebook selected the Color Film Print Technology for its surface, giving it more texture and brightness. The MSI notebook may look even more brilliant in color and nicer to touch. Furthermore, combing Color Film Print Technology with patterns design, the MSI notebook has been injected with a brand new texture to personal notebook computers.
 


 

 


 

 
 
MSI Chiclet Keyboard

The stylish Chiclet Keyboard design reduces typing errors and increasing comfort, when compared to regular keyboards. 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.

 

Enjoy Entertainment in Multiple Extremes

High-Definition Multimedia Interface

The U270’s HDMI output not only delivers super-fast 5GB per second data rates, but it also reduces cable clutter, while ensuring the best possible video quality. By taking advantage of HDMI, the U270 can render game scenes with spectacular clarity and realism, making it a great choice for the next generation of both PC and online.

 

 

 

Latest & fastest Data Transfer Technology USB 3.0

USB 3.0 can reach transfer rates of 4.8GB per second, 10 times the bandwidth of the current USB 2.0. A 27GB HD file (about as large as a 4 hour HD video) can be transferred within 70 seconds, so HD video and 3D game playback speeds are even faster. USB 3.0 is also capable of executing read/write data operations, while USB 2.0 can only execute unidirectional document transfers in the same amount of time.

 

Built-in 720p HD Webcam

Genuine 720p high-definition (HD) video quality to 30fps (30 continuous images per second allowing smooth, natural progression without jerkiness; ordinary webcams only offer 8fps). This guarantees truly clear and smooth video and picture quality and exceptional audio effects. In addition, the 16:9 HD wide-screen video display can be used with all kinds of social networking media, allowing optimum high-quality video communication and production of HD videos for the enjoyment of friends and family.

 


 

 


 


WLAN for Roaming Wireless Access Anywhere
With its 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN a, the U270 provides a versatile way to connect to, browse, and retrieve data on both your own devices and the online universe.


 

 

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 Dual Core E-Series Processor
OS Windows 8
(MSI recommends upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.)
Chipset A50M FCH
Memory DDR3 1333, Max: 8GB
LCD Size 11.6" 1024x600 12.1" or 11.6" 1366*768 HD (optional)
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 6320/6310
Graphics VRAM share with system memory
HDD (GB) 250/320GB/500GB
Audio Stereo Speakers with HD Audio
Webcam HD Webcam
Card Reader SD/SDHC/MMC/MS
LAN 10/100/1000
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth optional
D-Sub (VGA) 1
HDMI 1
USB 2.0 port 2
USB 3.0 port

1 (optional)

Mic-in/Headphone-out 1/1
Keyboard 87 keys
AC Adapter 40W
Battery 3/6 Cell
Dimension 297 x 190 x 31 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

German Top 1 Notebook - notebookcheck.com
Date: 2012-00
Title: German Top 1 Notebook
Review: >Open
Media: notebookcheck.com
Country: Germany
Best Buy Award - Good Gear Guide
Date: 2011-00
Title: Best Buy Award
Review: >Open
Media: Good Gear Guide
Country: Australia
Consumer Award - eBuzz
Date: 2011-00
Title: Consumer Award
Review: >Open
Media: eBuzz
Country: Korea
4 out of 5 Stars Award - 01net.com
Date: 2011-00
Title: 4 out of 5 Stars Award
Review: >Open
Media: 01net.com
Country: France
Gold Award - Hardware.Info
Date: 2011-00
Title: Gold Award
Review: >Open
Media: Hardware.Info
Country: Netherlands
Best Buy Award - PC World
Date: 2011-00
Title: Best Buy Award
Review: >Open
Media: PC World
Country: Australia

BIOS

Win8 64

!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 First release.
Version 50A
Type BIOS Release Date 2012-12-06
Download download File Size 1.69 MB
OS Win8 64
Note For Win8 Systems use only.
Description Added support AMD Brazos cpu.
Version 1.0K
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2012-02-23
Download download File Size 1.17 MB
OS
Note

Driver

Win8 64,Win7 64,Win7 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 6.0.1.6728
Type Audio Release Date 2013-03-28
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 131.77 MB
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 6.0.1.6299
Type Audio Release Date 2011-08-19
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 118.81 MB
ATI Brazos Chipset/VGA driver
Description This driver package includes VGA driver.
“For the latest AMD graphics (beta) driver, please visit: http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx"
Version 8.982.7
Type Chipset Release Date 2012-11-28
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 211.42 MB
ATI Brazos Chipset/VGA driver
Description This driver package includes VGA driver.
“For the latest AMD graphics (beta) driver, please visit: http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx"
Version 8.93
Type Chipset Release Date 2012-02-09
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 204.33 MB
ATI Brazos Chipset/VGA driver
Description This driver package includes VGA driver.
“For the latest AMD graphics (beta) driver, please visit: http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx"
Version 8.93
Type Chipset Release Date 2012-02-09
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 204.33 MB
AzureWave Bluetooth: AW-NB114H
Description
Version 1.3.728.3
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2013-07-04
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 52.68 MB
AzureWave Bluetooth_BT280
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
Download N/A File Size 0 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
AzureWave Bluetooth_BT280
Description
Version 3.0.02.298
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2011-04-06
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 48.65 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.8400.39030
Type Card Reader Release Date 2012-08-24
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 10.65 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.7600.10008
Type Card Reader Release Date 2011-02-11
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 8.12 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.7600.10008
Type Card Reader Release Date 2011-02-11
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 8.12 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 8.2.612.2012
Type LAN Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 5.61 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 7.043.0321.2011
Type LAN Release Date 2011-02-10
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.51 MB
Sentelic TouchPad
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-08-23
OS Win8 64
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Sentelic Single Touchpad
Description
Version 8.5.8.3
Type TouchPad Release Date 2011-08-19
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 29.8 MB
AzureWave Wireless LAN: AW-NB114H
Description
Version 2007.12.419.2013
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2013-07-04
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 36.74 MB
Atheros Wireless Lan _AW-785H
Description
Version 10.0.0.67
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-08-23
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 209.77 MB
RealTeK Wireless Lan _AW-NE139H
Description
Version 2007.2.0706.2012
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 31.87 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
AzureWave Wireless LAN _ AW-139H
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 1005.27.0928.2011
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-01-17
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 28.19 MB
AzureWave Wireless LAN _ AW-139H
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 1005.27.0928.2011
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-01-17
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 28.19 MB
Camera
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
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
NEC USB 3.0 driver
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type USB 3.0 Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Beta_ NEC USB3.0 driver
Description
Version 2.1.28.0
Type USB 3.0 Release Date 2011-12-13
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 17.64 MB
NEC USB 3.0 driver
Description
Version 2.0.30.0
Type USB 3.0 Release Date 2011-02-10
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 15.98 MB
Radio Switch
Description
Version 1.0.7112.20593
Type Radio Switch Release Date 2012-11-09
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 0.78 MB

Utility

Win8 64,Win7 64,Win7 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.
SCM
Description
Version 10.013.03016
Type Utility Release Date 2013-03-06
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 3.4 MB
Note
S-Bar 2.0 (Ver 4.5)
Description
Version 21.012.12039
Type Utility Release Date 2012-12-06
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 12.57 MB
Note
SuperCharger
Description
Version 1.2.010
Type Utility Release Date 2012-11-30
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 3.55 MB
Note
Battery Calibration
Description
Version 1.0.1208.0301
Type Utility Release Date 2012-11-26
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 2.55 MB
Note
SCM (Only for Windows 8 upgraded from Windows 7.)
Description Note: Please reboot and press DEL key to enter the BIOS. Make sure the EC version in the System Information page. If your EC version is 4xx, please install this version of SCM.
Version 10.212.11060
Type Utility Release Date 2012-11-26
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 4.28 MB
Note
Battery Callibration
Description
Version 1.0.0.1
Type Utility Release Date 2012-04-11
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.71 MB
Note
Easy Face 2
Description Webcam Utility
Version 2.0.0.24
Type Utility Release Date 2011-12-09
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 59.97 MB
Note
Easy Viewer
Description Photo Browser
Version 1.3.0.9
Type Utility Release Date 2011-01-14
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 20.36 MB
Note
iCharger
Description iPad Charger
Version 1.0.104
Type Utility Release Date 2010-10-11
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.52 MB
Note
Simple Camera Application (Win7 32/64)
Description Webcam Application
Version 1.0.909.0801
Type Utility Release Date 2010-06-10
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.76 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

Firmware

Win8 64

!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.
Description First release.
Version 502
Type Firmware Release Date 2012-12-06
Download download File Size 0.22 MB
OS Win8 64
Note For Win8 Systems use only.
NB EC Firmware
Description First release
Version 4.08
Type Firmware Release Date 2011-01-27
Download download File Size 0.05 MB
OS
Note

Quick Guide

\"!\"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.
Version Language File Size Download Release Date
Multi-Language 13.6 MB download 2011-04-14

FAQ

Release Date Title
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 How to use my recovery disk or USB flash drive to recover the system?
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 When WINDOWS 8 OS is in idle mode, HDD usage often reaches 100%.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 After upgrading to Windows 8.1, why can’t I press F3 to do recovery? How can I Reset my laptop?
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 After upgrading to Windows 8.1, when I click Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) icon on the taskbar with right button of mouse and then select "Open Application", I am prompted by an error message.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 After upgrading to Windows 8.1, why do I get an error message telling me that my drive is locked when trying to refresh system by pressing F3 key to do recovery?
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 All of function keys suddenly stop working on Win8 system. Additionally, SCM (System Control Manager) doesn’t work and SCM's icon disappears on system tray. Under this situation, it might cause that Wi-Fi LED light and Bluetooth LED light could not work well.
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 While I clicked Skype and other applications downloaded from WINDOWS 8 Store under WINDOWS Style UI, these applications window would immediately close without notice.
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 After install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, the system pops up an error message "S-bar is stopping working" when start up the system.
Tue, 04 Oct 2011 I usually got very laggy results even with very fast internet connection when my webcam resolution is set to 720P during video streaming / video calls while better quality results to lower resolution. Moreover, the webcam is advertised to support 720P @ 30FPS in the website. (For laptop that equipped with HD webcam module)
Wed, 06 Apr 2011 Is U270 UMA graphic memory 512MB?
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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