Pros

  • Skinny for a 15.4 inch wide screen
  • Discrete graphics

Cons

  • CPU a little weak for a big screen

At A Glance

The MSI offers a terrific keyboard and excellent graphics in its class, but a big screen laptop combined with a single core processor makes for an anemic showing.

Manufacturer’s Description

X600-031US Notebook has completely revolutionized the idea of a portable computer, its sleek yet simplistic lines fit seamlessly into its polished exterior, raising the bar for thin-notebook design a step higher.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 9S7-169112-031
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.60 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Screen Mode WXGA
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI
Graphics Controller Model Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 512 MB
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Solid State Drive Capacity No
General Information
Manufacturer Micro-Star International Co., Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number 9S7-169112-031
UPC Code 816909062922
Brand Name MSI
Product Name X600-031US Notebook
Marketing Information

X600-031US Notebook has completely revolutionized the idea of a portable computer, its sleek yet simplistic lines fit seamlessly into its polished exterior, raising the bar for thin-notebook design a step higher.

Product Model X600-031US
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.msicomputer.com
Product Line X-Slim
Product Series X600
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • X600-031US Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.0"
    Width 15.4"
    Depth 10.0"
    Color Black
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core 2 Solo
    Processor Model SU3500
    Processor Speed 1.40 GHz
    Cache 3 MB
    Bus Speed 800 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model GS45 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 62.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 3:50   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 483.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 461.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 377.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 671.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 481.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 2059.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 504.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 388.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 382.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 23.81   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 24.32   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 24.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 23.66   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 24.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 25.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 26.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 26.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 857.0
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Multitasking 857.0