Summary: At $700 less than the 13-inch MacBook Air, the MSI X370 is a budget-friendly alternative to that machine for those looking for an ultraportable that lasts a long time on a charge. Although the $599 MSI X370 is considerably less expensive than its predecessor, it offers better performance and battery life. Overall we prefer the soft-touch design of the $549 HP Pavilion dm3t, which is heavier but has a faster Core i3 processor.
Pros: Solid performance and graphics, Nearly 8 hours of battery life, Impressive SRS Sound, Nice textured finish
Cons: Lackluster webcam, Chintzy mouse button, Short endurance with 4-cell battery