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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

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 screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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.


1.5 kg:

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.

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

Asus X32a
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron Dual-Core SU2300
HP Pavilion dm3-3110us
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium U5400
Acer Aspire 3820T-6480
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i3 380M
Novatech NovaBook Greenlife
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i3 330UM
Advent Eclipse E300
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron Dual-Core SU2300
MSI X-Slim X350-408US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300
Dell Latitude 13
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300
HP Pavilion dm3-1105ea
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron Dual-Core SU2300

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Sony Vaio VPC-S132GX/B
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i3 380M, 2 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Z360-091237U
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i5 480M, 2 kg
Toshiba Satellite L630-13M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium P6000, 2.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Gigabyte Q1105
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U160-08945LU
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i5 470UM, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire 1825PTZ-414G32N
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.7 kg
Acer Aspire One 753-U342ki
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron M U3400, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire 1825PTZ-413G32i
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 11.6", 1.7 kg
Toshiba Portégé R600-149
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9400, 12.1", 1.1 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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Iris Pro Graphics 5200, Core i7 4870HQ, 13.3", 1.2 kg
MSI S12T 3M-006US
Radeon HD 8330, A-Series A4-5000, 11.6", 1.3 kg
MSI X370-205US
Radeon HD 6320, E-Series E-450, 13.4", 1.7 kg
MSI Wind U270-031UK
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 11.6", 1.3 kg
MSI X370
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350, 13.4", 1.6 kg
MSI Wind U250
Radeon HD 4225, Athlon II Neo K325, 12.1", 1.3 kg

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MSI GT60 2QE-1223UK
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4710MQ, 15.6", 3.5 kg
MSI GS70 2QE-059FR
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)