Inside Look & Weight Check
The 6-cell battery used with the U135 weighs 1275g. The official specs say 1.3kg. It's good that they didn't exaggerate on weight.
This shows the inside of the U135 with the bottom casing removed. If you want to install DDR2 ram or other hardware upgrades, the word from online forums is that you can take it to a MSI support center. Removing the casing yourself is not recommended because you might damage the manufacturer warranty stickers and lose the warranty protection.
The U135 offers one DDR2 DIMM slot for expanding the DRAM. The included Hynix DDR2 667 1GB is soldered directly to the IC. The Nm10 chipset supports up to 2GB of DDR2 memory. The cooling fan on the U135 is larger than those on other netbooks. One advantage with the U135 is that while the fan seems to produce a lot of air flow when it's running, there is no real noise.
The HDD is a FUJITSU 250GB. We'll look at how it performs a little later.
The U135 features a very eye-catching color scheme.