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MSI X-Slim X460

Specifications

MSI X-Slim X460Notebook: MSI X-Slim X460 (X-Slim X460 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 63%, features: 75%, display: 90% mobility: 90%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 62%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI X-Slim X460

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

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


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.


2 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.


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


77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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Acer Aspire V5-471P
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2365M
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HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M
HP Envy 4-1062ef
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M
Gateway NV47H16v-2352G64Mnkk
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2350M
HP Envy 4-1015dx
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2377M
Toshiba Satellite U845-S402
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2377M
HP Envy 4-1010ea
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M
HP Envy 4-1000sg
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M
HP Envy 4t-1000
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2367M
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2350M
Dell Latitude E5420-210-34990
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2310M
HP Envy 14-3015tu Spectre
HD Graphics 3000, Core i7 2677M
Sony Vaio VPC-EG33FX/B
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2350M
HP Pavilion dv4-4270us
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2350M
Samsung 530U4B-A01US
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M
Toshiba Satellite L745-S4130
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2350M
Samsung 530U4B-A01UK
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M
Gigabyte M2432
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2520M
Acer TravelMate 8473T-6804
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2450M
HP Envy 14-3000eg Spectre
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M
Acer Travelmate 8473T-2314G50Mnkk
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2310M
HP Pavilion dm4-2101ea
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2330M
HP Pavilion dm4-3090se
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2450M
Toshiba Satellite U840
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M
Lenovo ThinkPad T420-4180WGB
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2410M
Samsung 530U4B-A02US
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M
HP Envy 14 Spectre
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2467M
Packard Bell EasyNote NX69-HR-343CZ
HD Graphics 3000, Core i3 2310M
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)