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MSI X-Slim X320

Specifications

MSI X-Slim X320Notebook: MSI X-Slim X320
Processor: Intel Atom Z530
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
Display: 13.4 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 62%, features: 30%, display: 65% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI X-Slim X320

MSI X-Slim X320.
Source: Inside HW English
If you expected that MSI will offer notebook that looks and is very close to Apple MacBook Air model at much, much, lower price then we must tell you that you were wrong. This doesn’t mean that MSI X-Slim X320 is bad product that should be avoided. On contraire. Decent quality and expected performance levels will satisfy many, especially those users that prefer bigger displays. Attractive design comes, in that case, as free bonus.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2009
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
MSI X-Slim X320 notebook - First Look
Source: Pocket Lint English
The MSI X-Slim X320 is for all intents and purposes the MSI Wind in a stretched, thinner package. If you like the look of the Wind, and why shouldn't you, it won the Pocket-lint Best Laptop award in 2008, then this is certainly one way to go to achieve a bigger screen but stick with the MSI brand. But don't be fooled, the X320 might not look like a netbook, but it still is under that glossy shell.
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2009
Rating: display: 80%

Foreign Reviews

70% MSI X320 - Z5325VHP
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 30% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
75% MSI X320
Source: PC Self Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 75% performance: 75% workmanship: 70%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE): Integrated (shared Memory) graphics adapter. Built in in current MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air laptops and also used in the ION (LE) platform for netbooks. Also called GeForce 9400M G. Fastest available motherboard GPU (in 2009). Integrated PureVideo HD (VP3) video processor to decode HD videos with the GPU.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Z530:

Power saving version of the Atom N270 with additional Virtualization Support and more power saving techniques. The performance is equal to the N270 and therefore only suited for basic tasks.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.4":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


1.7 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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


72.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Apple MacBook Air 2009-06 2.1 GHz MC234*/A
GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE), Core 2 Duo SL9600
Apple MacBook Pro 13 inch (06/09)
GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE), Core 2 Duo P8400
Apple Macbook Aluminium
GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE), Core 2 Duo P8600

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GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE), Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.3 kg
Apple MacBook White 2009/05
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Apple MacBook White 2009-03
GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE), Core 2 Duo P7350, 2.3 kg
Dell Studio XPS SX13-163B
GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE), Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.6 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-02-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)