Pros

  • Two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI out
  • Slim and light

Cons

  • Speakers are quiet, produce thin sound
  • Touchpad is laggy

At A Glance

The MSI X460DX is a slim yet powerful all-purpose notebook available at a decent price.

Manufacturer’s Description

Do it all, without carrying it all. At 4.3lbs and merely1inch thick, this full-featured workhorse is easy to carry - whether you're just going around the corner, or halfway across the world.

Unparalleled Multimedia Enjoyment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M discrete graphics card (with DDR3 1GB VRAM)

NVIDIA's GeForce GT 540M GPUs deliver outstanding graphics performance, whether you're viewing an HD movie, surfing HTML5 websites, or playing the latest DirectX 11 games, while seamlessly and intelligently optimizing battery time with NVIDIA Optimus technology. Furthermore, NVIDIA's GeForce GT 540M GPUs speed up editing of HD videos and gives high-res photos stunning clarity.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 9S7-149111-006
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 5900 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 8 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Switchable Graphics Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA, Intel
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 540M, HD 3000
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated, Shared
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
UPC Code 816909087253
Manufacturer Part Number 9S7-149111-006
Brand Name MSI
Product Name X460DX-006US Notebook
Marketing Information

Do it all, without carrying it all. At 4.3lbs and merely1inch thick, this full-featured workhorse is easy to carry - whether you're just going around the corner, or halfway across the world.

Unparalleled Multimedia Enjoyment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M discrete graphics card (with DDR3 1GB VRAM)

NVIDIA's GeForce GT 540M GPUs deliver outstanding graphics performance, whether you're viewing an HD movie, surfing HTML5 websites, or playing the latest DirectX 11 games, while seamlessly and intelligently optimizing battery time with NVIDIA Optimus technology. Furthermore, NVIDIA's GeForce GT 540M GPUs speed up editing of HD videos and gives high-res photos stunning clarity.

Product Model X460DX-006US
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.msicomputer.com
Product Series X460DX
Memory
Memory Card Supported MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Standard Memory 6 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • X460DX-006US Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 3.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.0"
Width 13.4"
Depth 9.4"
Weight (Approximate) 68.8 oz
Color Metallic Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-2410M
Processor Speed 2.30 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM65 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
TouchPad Features Multi-touch Gesture

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 120.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:04   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 224.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 345.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 184.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 310.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 311.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 376.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 197.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 297.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 182.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 133.95   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 117.14   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 94.48   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 92.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 45.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 37.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 70.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 61.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 49.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 40.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 101.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 95.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 11.9   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.0   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.5   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 278.0