MSI X-Slim X460 Series

MSI X460DX-i548W7PProcessor: Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 2430M, Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 1.9kg, 2kg
Price: 900, 1000 euro
Average Score: 80.9% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 15 reviews)
: - %, performance: 62%, features: 63%, display: 60%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 56%, emissions: - %

 

MSI X-Slim X460

Specifications

MSI X-Slim X460Notebook: MSI X-Slim X460
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 X-Slim X460 (Series)

Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% MSI X460 Laptop Review (Core i7)
Source: Kitguru English
The X460 laptop is another powerhouse mid price machine from MSI. It is a small, perfectly portable chassis with a class leading Core i7 2630QM processor delivering plenty of power for heavy duty tasks such as 3D rendering and video encoding on the move. If you demand a powerful machine but are limited by budget then this is clearly one of the best choices right now.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI X-Slim X460 Ultraportable Review
Source: Techspot English
During light usage the X460 is very quiet and the palm rests barely get warm, but once you start to utilize the power of the Core i7-2630QM, the fan tends to spin up creating quite a racket. Given the compact design of the X460, the cooling capacity is quite limited and this is likely why the Core i7 series can't be paired with a discrete graphics chip. The new X-Slim appears to be solidly built, the screen while glossy was bright and had respectable color reproduction and viewing angles. I definitely liked the keyboard feel and the touchpad didn't present any major issues either. It's hard not to be impressed by the performance and features of MSI's flagship X460 notebook, though I personally find the mix on the X460DX models more attractive. Systems with an i5-2410M, GT 540M, 6GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD can be had for $850, while an i3-2310M with 4GB of RAM can be found for $750.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/24/2011
75% Kompaktes Allround-Notebook
Source: Chip.de - 2/12 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 63% features: 75% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 62%

 

MSI X460DX-006US

Specifications

MSI X460DX-006USNotebook: MSI X460DX-006US
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 X-Slim X460 (Series)
 X460DX-006US (Model)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

80% MSI X460DX
Source: Techreview Source English
The MSI X460DX is a very portable 14-inch laptop that has a solid, brushed-aluminum design with lots of offer. It has two of the latest USB 3.0 ports, an Intel Core i5 CPU, 6GB of RAM and discrete graphics. This is definitely a mobile laptop for power users, but it's not without some minor flaws.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI X460DX-006US
Source: PC World English
The MSI X460DX may not hold the title of "lightest" or "most powerful" or "longest battery life," but it is certainly well rounded. It's light enough to carry around daily, powerful enough to finish everything but the most resource-intensive tasks, and long-lived enough to last through a flight across the country. Plus, its design is forward-thinking with two USB 3.0 ports, and it costs well under $1000.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
MSI X460DX 14" Core i5 Notebook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
All in all, MSI has managed to exceed our expectations in most departments with the X460DX. For those who aren't concerned with the somewhat underwhelming screen resolution or camel-like battery life, this is a machine that is definitely worth your consideration. At $850, perhaps a few corners had to be cut, but at least they weren't areas that affected performance and overall usability in any way.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2011
70% MSI X460DX Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $849 MSI X460DX offers a strong balance of performance, graphics, and endurance in a modest, unassuming package. We appreciated the 6 and a half hours of battery life as well as the system's vibrant display. However, we weren't fans of its keyboard, speakers, or build quality issues. Users who want more productivity power, a better keyboard, and more solid build quality--but don't need discrete graphics--might want to check out the business-oriented Lenovo ThinkPad T420, which offers a 2.3-GHz Core i5-2410M CPU with 4GB of RAM, a 320GB, 7,200-rpm hard drive, and Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU for $854. Those looking for a less-expensive option with comparable graphics muscle should consider the $799 Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG-6847. Still, if you want a 14-inch system that can handle work and play equally well and last through the day, you'll find a lot to like in the MSI X460DX.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% MSI X460DX Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $849 MSI X460DX offers a strong balance of performance, graphics, and endurance in a modest, unassuming package. We appreciated the 6 and a half hours of battery life as well as the system's vibrant display. However, we weren't fans of its keyboard, speakers, or build quality issues. Users who want more productivity power, a better keyboard, and more solid build quality--but don't need discrete graphics--might want to check out the business-oriented Lenovo ThinkPad T420, which offers a 2.3-GHz Core i5-2410M CPU with 4GB of RAM, a 320GB, 7,200-rpm hard drive, and Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU for $854. Those looking for a less-expensive option with comparable graphics muscle should consider the $799 Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG-6847. Still, if you want a 14-inch system that can handle work and play equally well and last through the day, you'll find a lot to like in the MSI X460DX.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Ноутбук MSI X460DX: 14 дюймов, 2 килограмма, все включено
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2012

 

MSI X460DX-i548W7P

Specifications

MSI X460DX-i548W7PNotebook: MSI X460DX-i548W7P
Processor: Intel Core i5 2430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: MSI homepage
 MSI notebook section
 X-Slim X460 (Series)

Average Score: 88.5% - very good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

85% Begleiter mit Ausdauer
Source: Chip.de - Test&Kauf 2/12 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
94% Kompakt, schnell, gut
Source: PC Praxis - 2/12 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 94%
MSI X460DX-i548W7P
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2011
Rating: performance: 60% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
85% Notebook mit Wireless-Display
Source: Chip.de - HD Welt 1/12 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Rating: Total score: 85%
MSI X460 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
good but too expensive
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2012
90% MSI X460DX
Source: Laptopworld.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Comment

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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

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

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 support.

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

Intel Core i5:

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

2430M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.4 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.7-3 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).


14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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


1.9 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2 kg:


80.9%: 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.

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

» Asus X4GSL-V2G-VX102V
Core i5 2410M
» Acer Aspire 4830TG-6808
Core i5 2450M
» Asus N43SL Jay Chou
Core i5 2410M
» Samsung Q460-JS02
Core i3 2310M
» MSI X460DX-006US
Core i5 2410M
» Asus U46SV-WX036V
Core i5 2410M
» Asus U46S
Core i5 2410M
» Asus U41SV-WX031V
Core i5 2410M
» Asus A43SV-VX044V
Core i5 2410M
» Asus X43SV-VX084V
Core i5 2410M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Aspire 4752G-2432G75Mnkk
Core i5 2430M, 2.8 kg
» Asus K43SV-VX097V
Core i7 2630QM, 2.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung RC530-S01RS
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-F24A4E/B
Core i7 2640M, 16.4", 3 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio F755-3D150
Core i5 2450M, 15.6", 3.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P750-13G
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus K53SV-SX982V
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-F23M1E/B
Core i5 2430M, 16.4", 3.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)