MSI X420

Specifications

MSI X420Notebook: MSI X420
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 58.75% - poor
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 76%, features: 85%, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 40%

Reviews for the MSI X420

MSI X420
Source: PC World English
The MSI X420 packs a lot into a pretty package. While it's not quite a gaming notebook, it delivers some great high-def video.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2010
Rating: performance: 72% features: 85%
60% MSI X-Slim X420
Source: PC Mag English
The MSI X-Slim X420 placed portability above everything else by purging the optical drive and using a low-powered processor (fewer cooling fans). As a result, speeds were less than impressive compared to laptops that run on standard-voltage processors. And even with the power savings, there are full powered laptops that delivered better battery life. The Asus U30Jc-1A is a better pick in this case, as it runs a Core i3 processor and delivered similar battery scores.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% MSI X-Slim X420
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The MSI X-Slim X420 belongs to MSI’s new line of ultra-portable laptops that are powered by CULV (Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage) processors. All-in-all, it's a good laptop, but at a lofty price of Rs. 48,000, you can get a much more powerful machine than this one. So if you buy this laptop, you'd be paying a premium for the looks, design and portability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% MSI X420
Source: Computer Shopper English
The latest addition to its X-Slim family of portables, MSI’s X420 fills the gap between its 15.6-inch X600 mainstream and 13.3-inch X340 ultraportable models. This 14-inch, 4.1-pound thin-and-light offers discrete and integrated graphics and Core 2 Duo processing power in a slender chassis. The MSI X420 delivers decent productivity performance and switchable graphics in a lightweight, 14-inch notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 75%

Foreign Reviews

MSI X420, beau, fin, et plutôt performant ?
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2010
Rating: price: 60% performance: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% emissions: 40%
40% MSI X-Slim X420
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 40%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430: DirectX 11 chip with the codename Park LP, slowest clocked HD 5400 series chip.

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 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.


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.


1.8 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


58.75%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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

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» HP G62-130EG
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)