MSI X-Slim X320
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 600 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI X-Slim X320
Source: Inside HW
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%
Source: Pocket Lint
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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2009
Rating: display: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: PC Self IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 75% performance: 75% workmanship: 70%
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.