MSI X360

Specifications

MSI X360Notebook: MSI X360
Processor: Intel Core i5 520UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 820 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 50%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI X360

Foreign Reviews

MSI X Slim X360: piccolo spessore, grande notebookv
Source: Pc Tuner Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2010
Rating: price: 50% performance: 50% mobility: 80%
80% MSI X360 : un portable sans concession ou presque
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

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.


520UM:

The Core i5-520UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops. Using Turbo Boost it can be clocked with up to 1.86 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package. Compared to the Core i7-620UM, the 520UM offers less Level 3 Cache and a slower Turbo Boost clock rate.

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


13.0": 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.


1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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


80%: 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.

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

» Advent Eclipse E300
Celeron Dual-Core SU2300
» MSI X-Slim X350-408US
Core 2 Duo SU7300
» Packard Bell Butterfly S-EC-100
Core 2 Solo SU3500

Devices 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
Current Prices

Amazon.com

$37.99 PowerSmart® 14.8V 2200mAh 33Wh Battery for MSI X320, X320X, X340, X340X, X350, X350X, X360, X360X, X370, X400, X400X, X410, X410X, X420, X420X, X430, X430X, X620, X620X Laptop, Compatible Part Numbers: BTY-S31

PowerSmart, 14.80V, 2200mAh, 33Wh, Replacement for MSI X320, X320X, X340, X340X, X350, X350X, X360, X360X, X370, X400, X400X, X410, X410X, X420, X420X, X430, X430X, X620, X620X Laptop Battery, Compatible Part Numbers: BTY-S31
» 28.99 GBP (lowest price)
28.99 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK

Bluetrade 2350mAh 14.8V Battery for MSI X-Slim, X-Slim X320, X-Slim X320-037US, X-Slim X340, X-Slim X340021US and X-Slim X360 - Blue
» 44.64 GBP (lowest price)
44.64 GBP Amazon.co.uk

Cameron Sino Battery for MSI X-Slim X320 X320-037US X340 X340021US X360 X400 14.8V 4400mAh
» 39.92 GBP (lowest price)
39.92 GBP Amazon Marketplace UK

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)