MSI Wind vs. HP Mini-Note XP – Which Boots Faster?

Every second you sit there waiting for your laptop to boot is another moment you’ll wish you had back when you’re lying on your deathbed and your life is flashing before your eyes. So we were wondering: how many seconds of your life will you wait for the Atom-based MSI Wind to boot as opposed to a VIA-based system like the HP Mini-Note with XP? Check out how they both performed in the below video. [flq:9a92e5b5fa9241ef87c1965340a20829] More MSI Wind Coverage:

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  1. Philip Says:

    And the time to boot the linux version? Does anyone know it?

  2. Mike Cane Says:

    Amazing how hp put a slower HD in its Mini Note, yet upstart MSI didn’t go cheap and offered a faster HD. And then American companies wonder why they lose market share to Asian companies.

  3. Marc Says:

    Bravo! Great video. Along with all of the techie stuff, this type of “real world” information is what I (and hopefully, other folks) want to see. Side-by-side comparisions of competing products.

    You guys have also had the most thorough review. Thanks.

  4. aynie888 Says:

    it’s great that the msi wind boots in around 45secs! but note that in the video it also shows the speaker capacity of HP with the opening sound of xp.

  5. datenrettung Says:

    Great ! Asus is better

  6. Yong Says:

    datenrettung Says:

    June 14th, 2008 at 12:46 pm
    Great ! Asus is better

    are you seriouse ,it’s MSI not Asus

  7. TheEnlightenedOne Says:

    Of course the MSI wind is faster, it has the latest Intel ATOM processor while HP mininote is using a VIA processor.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Where’s the video?!

  9. anon Says:

    Where’s the video?!

  10. Skragg Says:

    Can you really compare the boot times of these 2 machines when one runs XP and the other Vista?

  11. maiyahi Says:

    which one is running vista? both looked like they ran xp

  12. Agustin Says:

    The winner is the MSI Wind isn’t it?

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