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MSI U180 Netbook - Light Purple.

<p>CPU, Memory and Operating System:</p><ul><li>Intel Atom dual core N2600 processor.</li><li>1.6GHz processor speed.</li><li>1GB RAM.</li><li>320GB hard drive.</li><li>Microsoft Windows 7 Starter.</li></ul><p>Display features:</p><ul><li>10.1 inch screen.</li><li>Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels.</li></ul><p>DVD optical drives:</p><p>Graphics:</p><ul><li>Shared graphics card.</li><li>3600 graphics card.</li><li>Intel .</li></ul><p>Interfaces and connectivity:</p><ul><li>2-in-1 media card reader.</li><li>Secure Digital (SD), Multi-Media Card (MMC) compatible.</li><li>1 Ethernet port.</li><li>1 HDMI port.</li><li>Bluetooth.</li><li>Wi-Fi enabled.</li></ul><p>Multimedia features:</p><ul><li>Built-in webcam.</li><li>Built-in mic.</li></ul><p>General features:</p><ul><li>Up to 4 hours battery life.</li><li>Size H2.13, W26.3, D18.6cm.</li><li>Weight 1.1kg.</li><li>EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 4719072272661.</li></ul>
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Customer questions and answers for MSI U180 Netbook - Light Purple.

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Can the RAM of this netbook be uggraded?
I would like to know if the memory of this computer can be upgraded to 2GB from its present 1GB.
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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COTO
Location: Middlesex
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just a thought the other answer states DDR2 memory , argos advert states DDR3 memory.
As they are not inter changable one is wrong!!
would sugest checking before buying .
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Female
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spud
Location: scarborough
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Yes it can but you have to buy a 2Gb RAM module, notepads have only one slot for RAM so you will not be able to add, you'll have to remove the 1Gb and insert the new 2Gb.
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
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Batnet
Location: Kettering
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Yes, it can be upgraded. To either a DDR2 PC2-5300 200pin SODIMM @ 667Mhz or PC2-6400 200sin SODIMM @ 800Mhz, 2GB Module.
At 1.8v .

Your old 1GB module will become redundant, as there is normally only one slot available for Ram inside netbooks.

Regards
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
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Angela
Location: Glasgow
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is this able to be wireless?
Age: 18 to 24
Gender: Female
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kelly
Location: west yorkshire
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the u180 is wifi capable even though the function appears to require a one-off 'enabling' function via a keyboard activation, as does the cam - once done both work fine so connection to a home or work wifi is possible / easy ... the u180 is not 3g or 4g capable though so independent internet connection will of course require a suitable network dongle
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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katy
Location: Barnstaple
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Hey, well it depends what you mean by wireless really, it can hold it's charge for a few hours, as long as you don't play games like: World of Warcraft, Maplestory, or Secret World, because that would really drain the battery, but if you mean wireless for internet access, then yes it can set that up, if you already have a wireless router, all you have to do is click down in the bottom right of the screen, and it should bring up a list of all the networks within range of where you are, and you just have to click on the one that is yours, anyway I hope that this helps you.
Age: 18 to 24
Gender: Female
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Laura89
Location: East Tilbury, Essex
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Linking to projector
Can this be linked to a Sanyo PRO X projector?
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jemima
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Dear Jemima

Yes the laptop does have a selection of output connections. Namely one is a DVi output. This looks like a button on the exterior with 8 or 9 holes in. It will be either green or blue! You will need to purchase a relevant cable tho. DVi to DVi or DVi to TV.
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
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Pringle
Location: Cotswolds
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Thank you for your question regarding the MSI U180 Netbook - Light Purple.

Whilst I have been unable to find the specifications of your projector I can confirm that this netbook features both VGA and HDMI out. If your projector is compatible with either of these then you will be able to use it.

Thank you for using Argos Q&A.
Gender: Male
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Argos_helper_56
Location: Acton Gate
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How can I get my webcam to work?
I just purchased my Netbook MSI and used it for skype but the webcam won't work?Do I need to download some additional driver ? Can I do it online safelY?
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
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Annie
Location: Derry
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I found the webcam needed to be 'enabled' via the keyboard - the 'fn' key being held down and then press the cam icon key ... this appears to be a 'hadware switch' ... no problems at all after that
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
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katy
Location: Barnstaple
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Hi Annie

I believe the built in camera already has installed drivers. To rectify this problem i would run throught the Skype webcamera setup to double check the camera is active. If that is unsuccessful you can try alternate programs that use a webcamera, such as ICQ etc. You can also check the hardware install of the camera by typing "Webcam" in the start bar option and then selecting " Device Manager". Scroll down looking for any yellow triangles. You should find on the list one refering to the webcam. I hope that is of some help. Feel free to call the phone number at the bottom on your receipt for further help.
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
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Pringle
Location: Cotswolds
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can you get access to the internet with this netbook
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
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tubsal
Location: nottingham
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Hi,

Yes, the MSI U180 Netbook can connect to the internet either wirelessly or through a wired ethernet network.

Hope this helps, thanks for using Argos Q&A
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Argos_Helper_160
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r these laptop good for children
Age: 35 to 44
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carole
Location: so190tr
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Thank you for your question.

After looking into your query, I apologise but I am unable to advise in regards to the suitability of the item. I would advise you read customer reviews for further guidance.

Thank you for using Argos Q&A.
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Argos_Helper_63
Location: Acton Gate
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can i pay facebook games on this
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
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sharon
Location: ellesmere port
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Hi there,

Brilliant Question!

I have checked this for you, the MSI U180 Netbook - Light purple, once this has been connected to the internet this will games.

I hope this helps and have a good day.
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Argos Helper 159
Location: Acton Gate
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Does the MSI U180 Netbook definitely have a wireless adapter built in?
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
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AAAA
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Thank you for your question.

After looking into your query, I can confirm that the MSI U180 Netbook - Light Purple does have a wireless adapter built in.

Thank you for using Argos Q&A.
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Argos_Helper_63
Location: Acton Gate
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Does this netbook play actual DVD discs?
I'm not remotely technical but want something basic for my 8yr old daughter where she can also play her DVDs. I see this has a DVD optical drive but does that mean a slot for discs or having to connect another bit of external equipment? Thank you.
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
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Marmaduke
Location: Uk
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Hi, Marmaduke.

I'm very sorry, but the MSI U180 Netbook doesn't actually feature a DVD optical drive (the Argos description is confusing as the "DVD optical drives:" is a category header, not an actual confirmation it has a drive). Netbooks and ultrabooks are much smaller than regular laptops, and they sacrifice features like DVD drives to achieve this. I hope this is useful.

Have a good day!
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Argos Helper 158
Location: Acton Gate
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Does it take a disk
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
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Penny
Location: Chester-Le-street
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Hi Penny.

I'm sorry, but the MSI U180 Netbook doesn't feature a disk drive. I hope this info helps.

Have a great day!
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Argos Helper 158
Location: Acton Gate
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