Review: MSI X-Slim X340, the Windows version of MacBook Air?

I am lucky enough to receive a review unit of MSI X-Slim X340 notebook. Is it an ideal, thin & light notebook for you? Read my review below.

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At the first glance, MSI X-Slim looks very sexy and stylish. As the name suggests, it is very thin and light, comparable to the famous Apple MacBook Air. The thinnest part (6mm) only 2mm thicker than MacBook Air. Weighing at only 1.3KG, I can hold it up in the air with only one hand!

MSI X-Slim look like MacBook Air but with more input/output ports. It has 2x USB, 1x VGA, 1x gigabit ethernet port, 1x HDMI, 1x build-in SDHC memory card reader, as well as the mic & audio ports.

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It’s a 13.4″ widescreen display with built in 1.3M camera and mic.

MSI X-Slim X340 is powered by Intel Core2 Solo CPU and comes with 2GB memory and it is the maximum it can have. You are not able to upgrade system memory with a hard disk size of 250GB.

The 4 cells battery could last for 4 hours using the “Balanced” profile. Not too bad for a thin notebook like MSI X-Slim.

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Oh. By the way, as expected, it does not have an optical drive to read your CD/DVD…

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