A look inside the MSI Wind

Taking apart an excellent ultraportable

The biggest and heaviest single component inside the Wind is the 2.5in Serial ATA hard drive. That's right, no-solid state storage device for the Wind. The upside is the large capacity that it offers. The installed drive is 80GB in size and is located right near the wireless module on the right-hand side of the laptop. After both components have been in use for a while, you do notice some heat on this side of the laptop. We would've liked to have seen an iPod-sized (1.8in) drive, which would offer the same capacity, but also weigh less, run cooler, and possibly improve battery life further.

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