MSI X-Slim X340

Specifications

MSI X-Slim X340Notebook: MSI X-Slim X340
Processor: Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.4 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.33kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 61%, features: 59%, display: 77% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the MSI X-Slim X340

80% Review MSI X-Slim X340 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Light, slim, aesthetic. - that is how MSI promotes their X-Slim series. The X-Slim X340 in the test is, conclusively, a very slim, fairly light 13-4 inch subnotebook. The use of an Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 processor and integrated GMA 4500 HD graphic chip shows its orientation on mobile computing. If the X340 can fulfill these requirements without limitation is clarified in the following test.
MSI X-Slim X340 Notebook Review
Source: Techspot English
In the world of notebooks, Apple is an indisputable trend setter. Case in point, the 13-inch Averatec N3400 that we recently reviewed had an aluminum outer shell, while the Acer Timeline 4810T used island-style keys like those found on MacBooks. At the end of the day, the X340 isn't a bad notebook but there are better options in the same category. For around $50 to $100 less, the Acer Timeline 4810T provides the same processing power and hard drive size, an extra 2GB of DDR3 memory, a larger screen, a much better keyboard, better battery life and an internal optical drive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2009
Rating: mobility: 90%

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI X-Slim X340 Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60%
84% MSI X-Slim X340
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 60% features: 98% display: 80% mobility: 82% workmanship: 84%
81% MSI X-Slim X340
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80%
80% MSI X-Slim X340
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 62% display: 74% mobility: 84% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 77% emissions: 82%
MSI X-Slim X340
Source: Hardware.info Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2009
Rating: price: 40%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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.


SU3500: Power efficient single core processor for small subnotebooks that is based on the Penryn core and includes all features (like Virtualization, C6 state, ...). The performance should be comparable with a 1.7 GHz Athlon II Neo K125.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.4": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.33 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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.

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81%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» MSI X-Slim X350
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 1.5 kg
» Dell Adamo Admire Onyx
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.8 kg
» Dell Adamo XPS
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.43 kg
» MSI X340
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 1.3 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» HP 630-A1E10EA
Celeron B800, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Novatech Novabook Letnet
Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 5735Z-454G64Mnss
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus X32a
Celeron Dual-Core SU2300, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Asus P50IJ-SO176V
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire 5735Z-454G32Mnss
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C660-16N
Core 2 Duo T6670, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-1UX
Celeron M 925, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad X200-7449-C8G
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 12.1", 1.4 kg
» Samsung R540-JA06
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» MSI CR620-691US
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Pavilion g6-1a69us
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad G560-M2797UK
Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Gateway ID49C14u
Core i3 380M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Gigabyte Q1105
Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-S132GX/B
Core i3 380M, 13.3", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire 5336-T353G32Mnkk
Celeron Dual-Core T3500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z360-091237U
Core i5 480M, 13.3", 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U160-08945LU
Core i5 470UM, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» HP Pavilion dm3-3110us
Pentium U5400, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 3820T-6480
Core i3 380M, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Novatech NovaBook Greenlife
Core i3 330UM, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C660-10V
Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T110-121
Celeron M 743, 11.6", 1.6 kg
» MSI CR720-265US
Core i3 380M, 17.3", 3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)