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MSI X430

Specifications

MSI X430
MSI X430
Processor
AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 1 x 1.6 GHz, Huron
Graphics adapter
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
550 Euro

 

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Average Score: 75.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the MSI X430

70% MSI X430 review
Source: Tech Advisor English Archive.org version
The MSI X430 is a slim, thin and light laptop with a 14-inch screen and based on AMD's "ultrathin" notebook platform, the Athlon Neo MV-40 1.6GHz processor (also found on the MSI Wind12 U210). The MSI X430 is little more than an oversized netbook. Buy it only if you are unconvinced with small-sized netbooks, and want a bigger, larger screen and keyboard to work with on a day-to-day basis.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

81% X340-SU3523VHP
Source: PC Praxis - 11/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 60%

Comment

ATI Radeon HD 3200: Onboard (shared Memory) graphics chip (on RS780M chipset) based on the HD 2400 graphics core. It also features the UVD video engine to decode HD videos. Beware: Under Windows XP the HD 3200 may have no 2D accelleration because of a driver problem.

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.


MV-40: Slow single core processor for small and thin laptops. A bit faster than Atom based systems but the power consumption is also higher.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00":

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.


75.5%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


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

 

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)