MSI X-Slim X350
SpecificationsNotebook: MSI X-Slim X350 (X-Slim X350 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.4 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the MSI X-Slim X350
Source: Computer Shopper
MSI may have found the magic balance between comfort and portability. The MSI X-Slim X350 maintains the MacBook Air–style thin-and-light form factor we liked so much in last year’s X340 model, while addressing our complaints about the keyboard, performance, and battery life. The MSI X350 is an attractive, slim ultraportable that’s extremely comfortable to use. It offers excellent battery life and responsive, if not exceptional, performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Hardware Central
Odd associations come to mind when trying to describe the MSI X350, a notebook so slim that its front edge comes almost to a point like the stapled side of a magazine. But these things are tradeoffs; the MSI is priced well below the MacBook Air, and its performance is adequate considering its combination of sky-high portability, screen legibility, decent battery life, and an excellent keyboard. It's a solid choice for office workers who seek to travel light.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80%
Source: Good Gear Guide
MSI's X-Slim X350 is an ultralight 13in laptop with smooth curves, clean lines and plenty of flair. The X-Slim X350 is perfect for anyone who wants a thin and light notebook -- and is willing to sacrifice performance. It's a reasonably comfortable notebook to use and it's also very stylish. However, we wish it had more RAM and better battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
At first blush, the $899 ($999 MSRP) MSI X350 seems rather expensive by today’s standards, particularly when you compare it to faster competitors such as the Apple MacBook or the ASUS U30Jc-1A. However, for its premium price, MSI provides a notebook that’s easier to carry. We also appreciate the comfortable keyboard and long battery life. Though we wish the MSI X350 achieved better performance and included 64-bit Windows, this fashion-forward ultraportable is a strong contender. If you crave more speed, hold out for the X360, which will feature a Core i5 processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Digital Versus
Successor to the X340, the MSI X-Slim X350 uses the same ulra-thin design that is the mark of the range. In spite of a few improvements on the previous version, the MSI X-Slim X50 still struggles to convince. Performance levels are however fine for portable use. The glossy screen is still a real weak point and the low battery life means it’s no replacement for a netbook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
The MSI X350 is priced at Rs. 45,000. It comes with a two-year warranty, which is great since most manufacturers just give one year. But the pricing is slightly over-the-top. At that price, they should have at least thrown in an external DVD writer. Comparatively, a similarly spec'ed Dell Vostro V13 with a 500GB hard drive will cost you a little under Rs. 40,000. Overall, we do not have much to complain about the laptop other than the track-pad issue mentioned before. As my colleague rightly put it, screwing up the track-pad on a laptop is like screwing up a steering wheel in a car. MSI should really take note of this and fix it at the soonest. And if the price is dropped to around 40k, then the X350 will defnitely get a recommendation from us. If you are willing to adapt to the average track-pad - or better, use an external mouse - the X350 is a good choice for people looking for a thin laptop to do office work and probably watch HD movies when not working. However, we advise you to wait till the price falls to 40k.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Erenumerique FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: mobility: 60%
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.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
SU7300: Slow clocked dual core processor with a low TDP of 10 Watt.» 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 big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.
71.86%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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