by Joanna Stern on June 25, 2008
The mini-notebook market has come a long way in a short time. In the past few months, we've seen a trend toward larger and more powerful mini-notebooks with greater storage capacity, higher resolution screens, and more-spacious keyboards than we could have imagined when reviewing the original Eee PC 701 back in October 2007.
While a lot of users prefer the smaller form factor of 7 and 9-inch systems, many others want a mini-notebook that's closer to the size of a traditional laptop. Right now, there are only two 10-inch mini-notebooks on the market: the Eee PC 1000H and the MSI Wind NB.
In addition to their 1024x600 10-inch screens, both systems come equipped with 1.6-GHz Intel Atom processors, touch typist-friendly keyboards, and spacious 80GB hard drives. We put these similarly-configured mini-notebooks through the ringer in a four round face-off to determine which offers the best combination of performance, design, and usability.