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MSI X-Slim X600

Specifications

MSI X-Slim X600Notebook: MSI X-Slim X600 (X-Slim X600 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 650 euro
Average Score: 71.05% - average
Average of 19 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 61%, features: 67%, display: 52% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: 60%

Reviews for the MSI X-Slim X600

MSI - X600 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The MSI X600 is a superb looking machine that's impressively slim and lightweight, boasts a powerful processor and has capable graphics to cover the majority of modern uses whether at home or out and about. Most of the issues we had with it were relatively minor, and while you're paying a premium for a slimline design, those who are prioritising this over cost should be pleased with this versatile entry into the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2009
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%
70% MSI X-Slim X600 - 15.6in CULV Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
One of the more curious developments in the whole consumer ultra-low voltage (CULV) movement is the existence of large, 'thin and light' laptops. There's nothing intrinsically bad about the X600, but its appeal seems somewhat limited and there are things it could do better. Still, if it does tick a few personal desires, this is a solid, if unremarkable machine, whose slim and light chassis does give it some cachet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/16/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80%
80% MSI X600-055UK review
Source: Techradar English
Highly portable laptop, with a large screen, good battery life and impressive performance. The X600-055UK is the second machine we've seen from MSI's ultra-slim X-series range, following on from the smaller X340. Providing excellent performance in a large yet thin and light chassis, the X600- 055UK offers a great compromise between size and power. As with much more expensive systems, you'll be able to work on the move without resorting to a smaller and slower form factor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% MSI X-Slim X600 15.6in notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
We're beginning to think there's some sort of competition between laptop manufacturers to come up with the most ridiculous marketing statements. In our recent review of the EasyNote Butterfly, we were left cringing at Packard Bell's explanation of exactly why it had chosen to use that name. Had MSI managed to get closer to its 'light as a feather' goal (and we're talking at least half a kilo closer here), and offered longer battery life, the X600 would have scored higher. Ultimately, as with the EasyNote Butterfly, our main criticism is that it's just too darn expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% MSI X-Slim X600 laptop
Source: Hexus English
MSI's X-Slim X600 laptop is aimed at folk who don't mind paying a premium for a product that's not just a run-of-the-mill model. Priced at £799 for the review sample, the X600's fairly standard in some respects, shipping with a 15.6in screen that has a native resolution of 1,366x768, presented in a 16:9 aspect ratio. A 500GB mechanical drive provides plenty of storage, and the usual wireless protocols - 802.11a/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth v2.0 - are present.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% MSI X600 notebook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
The MSI X600 is the latest addition to the company’s ultra-slim X-series, following on from the affordable X300. With a larger 15.6-inch screen, the X600 isn’t as small, but it’s still impressively portable for such a large machine. MSI’s X600 is an impressive laptop, packing a lot into its svelte lines. It may not offer the aluminium finish of Apple’s MacBook Pro, for instance, but it’s still robust and comfortable, and one of the most portable 16-inch machines we’ve seen. Add impressive performance to that, and it’s a difficult package to beat for the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% MSI X-Slim X600
Source: Digital Versus English
The X600 is part of the MSI X-Slim series. This range puts the accent on having a nice, light, sexy line. MSI talks about allying "technology with design" and is promoting it as an indispensable accessory for the style conscious that you can take with you anywhere. Slim, sleek and sexy, the MSI X-Slim X600 does nevertheless give good performance. Its dual core CPU facilitates multitasking and the ATI graphics card allows it to play HD video and do a bit of light gaming. It lacks a good quality screen however and we’d have liked it a bit quieter.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% MSI X600
Source: PC World English
At first blush, the MSI X600 is intriguing. At 4.6 pounds with a 5400-milliamp battery, the X600 offers a truly full-size keyboard (including a separate numeric keypad) and a 15.6-inch, 1366-by-768-pixel screen driven by an ATI Radeon Mobility 4330 discrete graphics chip. The MSI offers a terrific keyboard and excellent graphics in its class, but a big screen laptop combined with a single core processor makes for an anemic showing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% MSI X-Slim X600
Source: PC Pro English
Marketing a 2.1kg laptop as "so light that it flies" is a tad over the top, but there's no denying the MSI X-Slim X600 is svelte for a 15.6in desktop replacement. Its glossy finish and tapered edges give a deceptive feeling of slimness, so it's a surprise to measure it at 28mm including feet - that's 2mm thicker than a 15.4in MacBook Pro, but the MSI does manage to save nearly 300g on its rival. Impressively thin and light for such a big laptop, but the build quality is as low as the price suggests.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 67%
MSI X600 review
Source: CNet English
Laptops that use Intel's new energy-efficient ultra-low-voltage processors may be thin and light, but that doesn't mean they're small. The £800 X600 is the latest in MSI's X-Slim series of ultraportable laptops but, with a 15.6-inch screen, it's pretty large. We're not quite sure if an ultra-low-voltage processor makes much sense in a laptop of this size, but, since it doesn't compromise performance and keeps bulk to a minimum, we can't really complain about MSI slipping one into a machine as sexy as the X600.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2009
Rating: performance: 80% display: 50%
70% MSI X-Slim X600 notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English

It may be a slimline laptop, but the MSI X-Slim X600 definitely isn’t small. It has a 15.6in widescreen display that’s perfect for office work, watching videos and browsing the Web; and it has enough CPU power to run almost any application. The MSI X-Slim X600 is a big but light notebook with a thin frame. It's a good all-round notebook with decent specifications, but its touchpad is in a position that can hamper typing.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Review: MSI X600
Source: Mobile Computer English
Another day, another CULV laptop — this time from MSI. The X600 is the latest model in the X Series that first saw light of day at CES and it still sticks to that same ‘thin & light’ philosophy. The difference this time around is that the MSI X600 isn’t exactly an ultraportable — it has a 15.6in screen. A CULV processor is an odd choice for so large a laptop, but it’s a surprisingly capable performer and it means that the MSI X600 is both slim and relatively long-lasted on battery power.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 83%
60% MSI X600
Source: Laptop Mag English
MSI’s 15.6-inch notebook is the slimmest and lightest in its class and offers good graphics performance. The MSI X600 impresses with its thin profile and very light weight, strong graphics performance, and solid battery life. Its sub-five-pound frame, coupled with a unique combination of an Ultra-Low Voltage processor and discrete graphics, are innovations you won’t find elsewhere. However, if multimedia playback is more important, you might prefer the Sony VAIO NW, which provides Blu-ray playback and crisp audio for the same price. If value and processing power are paramount, the $599 Gateway NV, which has a much faster processor, might be more your speed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% MSI X-Slim X600
Source: Computer Shopper English
Between its Wind netbooks and X-Slim ultra-thin notebooks, MSI is catering to buyers who value super-slim machines that deliver passable performance at a bargain price. Now the company has pushed that notion into mainstream-notebook territory with the $799.99 X600. The 15.6-inch screen is welcome on a machine that is just a hair under an inch thick and weighs just 4.6 pounds. The X600 features a stunning screen in a super-slim, super-light chassis. If you tote your laptop often, it will satisfy you—assuming that performance somewhere between a netbook and a budget mainstream laptop will suffice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% MSI X600-055UK review
Source: PC Advisor English
Take a quick glance at the MSI X600-055UK, and you'd be forgiven for thinking this 15.6in laptop was MSI's 15in-screen homage to the Apple MacBook Air. The MSI X600-055UK is trying hard to style itself as a thin'n'light ultraportable, but its size, weight and actual performance are more in line with traditional 15in designs. It's quite a nippy design with plenty of storage but the premium price eventually makes it less enticing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Leichte Vollkost
Source: c't - 19/09 German
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: performance: 35% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 30%
74% MSI X600
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 60%
70% MSI X600-SU3523VHP schwarz
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 40% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 30% ergonomy: 50%
50% MSI X-Slim X600
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% MSI X600
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
Un portable ultrafin, confortable grace à son écran 15 pouces
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2009
performance: 80%
80% MSI X-Slim X600-015FR
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% display: 40% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 80%
61% Краткий обзор ноутбука MSI X600 Slim
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 61% performance: 30% display: 39% mobility: 51% emissions: 90%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330: Lower clocked Radeon 4530 with a current consumption of 7 Watt (according to AMD). Supports DirectX 10.1 and Avivo HD for HD video acceleration.

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.


SU3500: Power efficient single core processor for small subnotebooks that is based on the Penryn core and includes all features (like Virtualization, C6 state, ...). The performance should be comparable with a 1.7 GHz Athlon II Neo K125.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


2.2 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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


71.05%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)