Conclusion: Overall build quality could be better. The frame of the system is all plastic, and then there is the mushy keyboard, which certainly could use some work. The magnets used to keep the lid down when it is closed were a nice touch, though, and the sound on this system works very well despite the odd speaker placement. Battery life on the X-Slim X340 was impressive at 8 hours and 14 minutes, sitting idle at the desktop with 50% brightness.
Conclusion: The X-Slim X340 from MSI knows how to appeal with its elegant, extra slim look . It's also accordingly light for mobile use. However, the very slim case also has disadvantages. Only few interfaces can be accommodated along both lateral sides due to the design. At least there is a HDMI port included, but you have to do with only two USB 2.0 ports. The torsional stiffness and pressure stability of the display lid suffers a bit under the "X-Slim" design.
Pros: Elegant, very slim design, Light, compact form factor, Fairly bright LED display, Vista installation media and drivers/tools data carrier included, HDMI port, The very slim, elegant design, which also has its disadvantages, though.
Cons: Keyboard, Touchpad without scroll functions, etc., Reflective display, Short battery life of the included 4 cell battery, Lack of an optical drive, An optical drive would have been very possible at a size of 13.4 inches.
Excerpt: With the exception of netbooks, many laptops today are large and heavy and not the most convenient to lug around everywhere, whether you’re heading to class or on a trip. I know my personal notebook weighs in at 4.5 lbs with battery, which doesn’t seem like much until I’ve added in any papers and books that I need to the carrying case and let all of the excess weight pull at my shoulders for several minutes.
Summary: Having just reviewed a rather nice Vista PC with a 1.4GHz Intel processor the next unit in has exactly the same processor and memory configuration , this unit also has a very thin screen and is also quite nice and light.
Summary: Other than the ageing Rock Pegasus 210 , there's no other computer that's quite like the MSI X-Slim. That's not to say it's completely unique: rather that it blends together ideas from all over the silicon spectrum in a way no-one else has quite done before. The most obvious inspiration for its design is the MacBook Air . The plastic chassis is very nearly as thin as Apple's razor-honed aluminium accomplishment, and houses a similar 13in LED backlit screen.
Pros: Rapport autonomie/performances/encombrement, design, écran, grand touchpad, disque de 500 Go, chauffe très peu.
Cons: , ventilation continue et disque audible, ouverture peu pratique, scellé, manque de rigidité. Etant donné que le clavier dénote totalement avec le reste de la finition, nous allons nous renseigner… Dans l’état actuel des choses, la note de 6,5 est motivée par ce défaut rédhibitoire. Un clavier dans la moyenne relèverait la note à 7,5/10.