Resemblances aside, the PICO isn’t too shabby in its construction although it does have its share of quirks. For one, we spotted a Bluetooth indicator amongst the row of LEDs sitting on the unit’s front lip. While Axioo could be planning for future upgrades, it should be noted that this particular model does not provide any Bluetooth connectivity. So buyers, take heed.
In some cases, going big can be attractive if executed in a tasteful manner but the huge logo emblazoned on its lid is rather unappetizing with the netbook’s small frame.
Connectivity wise, there’s almost nothing to tell the Wind and PICO apart. Both are armed with three USB ports, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and a 3-in-1 card reader (4-in-1 if you factor in MS Pro support). But if Bluetooth gizmos are your thing, then the Windows edition of the MSI Wind should be a wiser choice.
* Processor: Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor
* Chipset: Intel 945GSE
* Memory: 1GB DDR2 RAM
* Graphics: Intel GMA950
* Display: 10.2-inch WXGA
* Storage: 160GB HDD SATA
* Sound: HD Audio
* Input/Output: 3 x USB 2.0, 3-in-1 Card Reader slot, VGA, Headphone, Microphone, LAN, 1.3MP Webcam, DC-In
Connectivity: Realtek RT8102E 10/100Mb Base-T Ethernet, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
Battery: 3-cell 2200mAH
Dimensions: 260 x 180 x 19 – 31.5mm
Warranty: 1 year carry-in