Phenomenal buy --but requires some computer smarts
K. Claypool, Amazon
15 April 2012
Summary: The MSI x370 is a phenomenal "bang for the buck", and I will back this up with the disclaimer: It DOES require intelligence. The laptop came pre-loaded with Windows Vista, which I promptly removed, replacing the OS with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (development beta 2), and the sub-par hard drive with a Kingston SSD.
Summary: Had a mac book air, generation 1 until my wife forgot in a cab. I bought this because I didn't want to spend a lot of money. Definitely a very powerful computer. Easily runs Windows 7, which I think is far superior to any Mac OS. Doesn't look as good as a Macbook air or those slim samsung laptops, but it's definitely a great computer.
Summary: As someone with experience in building PC's I researched my next laptop extensively. This MSI did not dissapoint and Windows 7 was worth the wait. I needed something lightweight but with a good processor and enough ram for my work documents and music and wouldn't cost me much. The screen resolution and graphics card is perfect for watching movies on Netflix and I have not had any issues with it so far. The HDMI connection slot is a very nice feature.
Summary: This Laptop is great. It's extremely light (check the specs), fast, and everything I was looking for in a laptop. I originally bought one of these for my wife, to replace an aging HP laptop that weighed about 7lbs, and often indiscriminately singed the nether regions of all users with its "heat-release vent" (I don't know the technical term for this part) near the back of the laptop. Long story short: This computer blew me away out of the box.
Summary: I have owned my MSI X370 for about 2 months now and use it about 2-3 hours per day. My e-mail, primary use is surfing web, watching YouTube, and using Bridge and Photoshop. The sound is superb compared to the Toshiba Portage and my previous Sony net book. The resolution is great. The keyboard is very comfortable with ample room for resting my wrists. The battery life is awesome. My 8 cell battery currently has a 94% charge and has 8 hours and 2 minutes remaining.
Great Hardware - Software Configuration Needs Work
Shawn C Gunsolley "sgunner", Amazon
26 June 2011
Summary: Overall a great laptop for price. This laptop is light and good form factor, I own a Macbook Air and it is not that light but it is much less expensive than the air. I got computer as a second laptop that could run Windows and I wanted something close to the air. Pros: - Battery Life - Screen and Sound are great - Weight - MSI has a good support website with drivers and instructions - Price - Quiet (no airplane fan like my old laptop) Cons: - RAM is not expandable (4GM...
Summary: Light, fast and good battery life. I bought this laptop for my wife, it is excellent despite being a off brand (MSI is known for motherboards). It looks good and the specs are excellent. She gets 5+ hours off one charge. I'm really impressed with the Fusion E350 APU, great performance for low power and cost. You can get cheaper E350 based laptops, but they are larger and have less RAM and HD.
Summary: This is really a great laptop/netbook. I've tested the battery and when I'm just doing websurfing, the battery is over 10 hours when using the battery saving option under Win 7 power settings. The touchpad is notoriously bad in msi laptops. The touchpad itself feels nice to the touch and I like the buttons just fine. It's also very accurate while using it as a mouse, it's just the scrolling that sucks.