Pros

  • Decent performance
  • Good size and lightweight

Cons

  • Feels like a MacBook Air tribute
  • Mediocre mouse control

At A Glance

MSI’s slim ultraportable X340 is the average Joe's MacBook Air.

Manufacturer’s Description

The X340-218US Notebook with 13.4-inch widescreen is embedded with the Intel Core 2 Solo processor. It can offer you the assistance at work, and the fun when you want to be entertained.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.msicomputer.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 9S7135212218
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Solo U3500
Processor speed 1400.0 MHz
Display
Display size 13.4 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Vertical Resolution 768
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset
Storage
Drive size 320.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage SD Card
General Information
UPC Code 816909057706
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x2)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 0
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots SD Card
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 800.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 13.0 inches
Depth 8.9 inches
Height 0.9 inches
Weight 3.6 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.6 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
Included Software
  • CrazyTalk Cam Suite
  • Easyface Manager
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 56.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Poor
Battery
Battery Life 3:42:21 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 472.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 474.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 391.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 720.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 718.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 494.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 546.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 380.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 6.41   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 5.64   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 5.62   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 848.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0