Our MSI Wind U160 had a glossy dark brown finish that the company calls “Fancy Gold.” It’s at least a nice break from the usual glossy or matte black finishes we see (although a black version of the Wind is also available). The interior is a lighter, almost faded gold color, and there’s an MSI logo cut into the back of the lid and backlit in white. The keyboard is a standard flat island-style design, and works for most of our usual typing needs. There’s a bit too much flex under the fingers around the middle, and there’s a shrunken right Shift key—our biggest problem with Netbook keyboards—but we’ve also seem more egregious offenders. The touch pad is underwhelming, composed of tiny raised dots in the wrist rest (similar to most Asus Eee PC touch pads). We don’t find that style to be particularly comfortable to use, although your mileage may vary.
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