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MSI X-Slim X340

Specifications

MSI X-Slim X340
MSI X-Slim X340
Processor
Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 1 x 1.4 GHz, Penryn
Memory
2048 MB 
, DDR2-800, 1x 2 GB
Display
13.40 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, LED backlight, Samsung SEC314E / 134AT01-G01, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel GS45
Storage
320 GB - 5400 rpm, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm, Fujitsu MJA2320BH G2
Soundcard
Intel 82801IB ICH9 HD Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Microphone, Headphones, Card Reader: SD/MMC
Networking
Realtek RTL8168C/8111C Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 AGN (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 2.x
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.8 x 330 x 224 ( = 0.78 x 12.99 x 8.82 in)
Battery
32 Wh Lithium-Ion, 2150 mAh, 14.8 V, 4 cll
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit
Additional features
Notebook bag, Vista Home Premium DVDs (D und E), drivers/tools data carrier, various preinstalled software, 24 Months Warranty, 1.3 MP Webcam
Weight
1.33 kg ( = 46.91 oz / 2.93 pounds), Power Supply: 360 g ( = 12.7 oz / 0.79 pounds)
Price
900 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 81% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 40%, performance: 61%, features: 59%, display: 77% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the MSI X-Slim X340

80% Review MSI X-Slim X340 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Light, slim, aesthetic. - that is how MSI promotes their X-Slim series. The X-Slim X340 in the test is, conclusively, a very slim, fairly light 13-4 inch subnotebook. The use of an Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 processor and integrated GMA 4500 HD graphic chip shows its orientation on mobile computing. If the X340 can fulfill these requirements without limitation is clarified in the following test.
MSI X-Slim X340 Notebook Review
Source: Techspot English Archive.org version
In the world of notebooks, Apple is an indisputable trend setter. Case in point, the 13-inch Averatec N3400 that we recently reviewed had an aluminum outer shell, while the Acer Timeline 4810T used island-style keys like those found on MacBooks. At the end of the day, the X340 isn't a bad notebook but there are better options in the same category. For around $50 to $100 less, the Acer Timeline 4810T provides the same processing power and hard drive size, an extra 2GB of DDR3 memory, a larger screen, a much better keyboard, better battery life and an internal optical drive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2009
Rating: mobility: 90%

Foreign Reviews

80% MSI X-Slim X340 Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60%
84% MSI X-Slim X340
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 60% features: 98% display: 80% mobility: 82% workmanship: 84%
81% MSI X-Slim X340
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80%
80% MSI X-Slim X340
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 62% display: 74% mobility: 84% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 77% emissions: 82%
MSI X-Slim X340
Source: Hardware.info Dutch NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2009
Rating: price: 40%

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.


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.


13.40":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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


MSI: Micro-Star International (MSI) was founded in 1986 in Taiwan. MSI is especially known as a manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards for PCs, but also offers computer accessories, complete systems, motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktop PCs, monitors and other components. However, the Microstar brand name in Germany belongs to the Medion company. MSI is known for its gaming products and has developed a wide range of gaming laptops and desktop PCs. The company is also active in workstations, servers and industrial automation. MSI has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


81%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-18 (Update: 2012-05-26)