MSI Slidebook S20


MSI Slidebook S20Notebook: MSI Slidebook S20
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 56.5% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 79%, features: 78%, display: 82% mobility: 72%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 59%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI Slidebook S20

MSI Slider S20 convertible notebook
Source: Gadgetmix English
But overall everything hinges on the design appeal – if you’re keen on the slide-out form factor, the full HD 1920 x 1080p pixel count is a strong card in the Slider S20′s hand. Another appeal is of course the gorgeous display and its superb mechanism. There is just no wrong angle here. You can lay it down flat or move it forward to almost perpendicular position. MSI Slider S20 can be picked up for about $1100.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/05/2013
MSI's flagship Windows 8 Ultrabook has a flawed design
Source: Engadget English
Nope. Still not sold on the slider form factor. Like we've been saying, Ultrabooks with this design are flawed almost by definition, with the propped-up display usually ruining the typing experience. That's true of the Slidebook S20 too, though the build quality is so lacking that we're almost insulted MSI dared to charge $1,200 for this thing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/29/2013
40% MSI Slidebook S20 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
On the surface, the $1,199 MSI Slidebook S20 seems like an elegant solution for users looking for a Windows 8 Pro system that offers both the power of a notebook and the portability of a tablet. Unfortunately, MSI's execution is sorely lacking. The lack of any sort of pointing device other than the display is a deal-breaker for us.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 40%

Foreign Reviews

73% Mini-Ultrabook mit Macken
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 76% performance: 79% features: 78% display: 82% mobility: 72% ergonomy: 59%
Das ultimative Ultrabook für Tablet-Liebhaber
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Positive: good tablet function; reasonable workmanship; good price performance ratio
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/11/2013
Обзор Msi Slidebook S20: Трансформеры Бывают Разными
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Impressive look; IPS-screen with high resolution; good assembly quality cooling system. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard, a few clumsy design and simple materials of the body.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2013


Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.2 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI), is a Taiwan based computer hardware manufacturer since 1986 best known for desktop computer motherboards. MSI also designs and manufactures graphics cards, barebone PCs, notebook computers, networking products, servers, multimedia, consumer electronics, and storage devices. MSI, as most Taiwanese computer manufacturers, sells products on OEM/ODM basis. It also sells products worldwide based on its own brand name "MSI". The market share of laptops with the MSI brand is rather low.

MSI reviews

56.5%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G1
Core i5 3437U, 1.4 kg
» Asus Taichi 21-CW005H
Core i5 3317U, 1.25 kg
» Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824
Core i3 3229Y, 0.8 kg
» Acer Iconia W701
Core i5 3337U, 1 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A-111
Core i5 3339Y, 1.5 kg
» Samsung ATIV Tab 7 XE700T1C-G01DE
Core i5 3317U, 0.9 kg
» Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y4G12AS
Core i3 3229Y, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A-106
Core i5 3439Y, 1.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s-59377342
Core i5 3339Y, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire P3-171-6408
Core i3 3229Y, 1.4 kg
» Gigabyte S1185
Core i5 3337U, 1 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130-NZU8CGE
Core i3 3217U, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire P3-171-5333Y4G12as
Core i5 3339Y, 0.8 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2
Core i5 3427U, 1.13 kg
» MSI S20-0M-009PL
Core i5 3337U, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as
Core i3 3229Y, 1.338 kg
» Asus UX21A-K1004H
Core i5 3317U, 1.1 kg
» Acer Iconia W700P-53334G12as
Core i5 3317U, 1 kg
» Toshiba WT310
Core i5 3339Y, 0.825 kg
» Asus Taichi 21-CW009H
Core i7 3517U, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire S7-191-53334G12ASS
Core i5 3337U, 1 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t
Core i5 3339Y, 1.435 kg
» Gigabyte U2142-CF1
Core i5 3337U, 1.4 kg
» HP EliteBook Revolve 810
Core i5 3437U, 1.352 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
Core i5 3427U, 2.5 kg
» Acer Aspire P3
Core i5 3339Y, 1.4 kg
» MSI S20-i541 UltraSlider
Core i5 3337U, 1.16 kg
» Medion Akoya E6232-MD99222
Core i3 3120M, 2.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-02-19 (Update: 2013-02-19)