The design of the base looks similar to the U100. There is no convenient access to the RAM or HDD. Users looking for an upgrade will have to remove the entire lower casing.
A 6-cell battery rated at 4400mAh 49Wh is included. Judging from the experience with U100, MSI will properly offer both a 4400mAh and a 5200mAh version.
The transformer uses the smallest size available on the market. It's made by LITEON, another well-known brand. The AC transformer is only slightly warm to the touch when charging so they've obviously paid attention to this area.
There are eight status lights to the lower right of the keyboard. You need to hold down the Fn key to turn on some of the functions. The sticker on the left side shows the hardware specifications.
The 20% wider touchpad will be more comfortable to use. The glossier finish means it feels nice as well.
This is the chiclet keyboard
and one of the biggest differences between the U135 and U100.
The power button is to the top right of the keyboard. It turns blue when the power is on. The hinge between screen and the chassis is also located nearby.
The 10" 16:0 mirror LED display with a resolution of 1024x600. At the top is a 1.3M webcam and on the left is the microphone.
The I/O ports on the left side of the chassis. Keyhole/ AC power in / larger heat vent / USB 2.0 x 2
Right side of chassis: USB 2.0 x 1 / SD slot / Audio out/in / D-Sub display output / Network port
Close up shot of the keyboard. It looks a little different from traditional keyboards. The keys don't feel too soft or too hard when typing.