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|Name||MSI Wind U180|
|Processor||Intel Atom Processor N2800/N2600 Series|
|Screen||10.1“ (1024 x 600) ultra slim|
|Graphics||Intel GMA 3650|
802.11 b/g/ draft n
|Screen||Tested||Luminosity not working|
|HDD||Tested||Good capacity, bad performance (13MB/s max)|
|Graphics Chip||Tested||Biggest problem with this netbook. Only 1 mode : 800×600. Gnome 3 in restrained mode → software rendering.|
|VGA Out||Tested||Unusable: poor resolution (same as the MSI screen's one)|
|HDMI Out||!Not working!|
|Wireless||Tested||You'll need a non-free driver. Put it on a USB key before installing linux|
|Card Reader||Not Tested|
You can run kernel 3.6.3 x86_64 (tested on Kubuntu) to have luminosity and VGA output.
Debian 7 x86_64 :
Good for office.
Slow due to HDD and software rendering, but usable.
Don't mind in running games .