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MSI Megabook X340

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 reviews of MSI Megabook X340. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and price are on the whole positive. The performance and design are also appreciated. Reviews about the sound and reliability are mixed. The touchpad and durability get negative reviews.

portability, design, performance, price, screen

keyboard, durability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the MSI Megabook X340 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for MSI Megabook X340

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of MSI Megabook X340 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the performance and screen. The design and price also get good feedback. There are some less positive comments about the touchpad, and there are some mixed comments about the sound and durability.

portability, price, design, screen, performance

touchpad

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MSI X340-023US 13.4-Inch Laptop - SilverMSI X340-023US 13.4-Inch Laptop - Silver

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

MSI X-Slim X340-043UK - 13.4in Laptop

 

At just 19.8mm thick the X-Slim X340 lives up to its name, but can it deliver where it matters?

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Richard Knight (pocket-lint.com)

MSI X-slim X340 notebook

 

MSI unveiled their X-Slim series of portable computers way back in January, at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronic Show. The X340 made a bit of a splash at the event due to its look, design, overall size and build quality, which were all fairly...

Extremely thin laptop, HDMI port

Very "flexible" keyboard, below average battery life

As another take, from another manufacturer, on the MacBook Air, it performs well enough to be a contender on most fronts. Although it doesn’t have the powerful graphics seen within that notebook, it’s still good enough for most people’s needs.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

MSI X-Slim X340 review

 

Skinny as a low-fat latte but without a premium price, is the MSI X-Slim the MacBook Air for the masses?

More than a netbook but not quite a proper portable PC, this is a good compromise but not an essential purchase

May, 2009

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

MSI X340 review

 

MSI's X340 is portable and stylish, but lacking in performance

Extremely portable ; Great styling

Poor multimedia performance ; Difficult keyboard

Ultraportable and ultra-stylish, but lacks the performance you'd hope for at the price

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

MSI X340 review

 

MSI's new X-Slim series laptops are the closest clone yet of Apple's MacBook Air. And thanks to its use of plastic casing and cheaper components, the X340 also hits a lower price point - but will it prove as attractive as the ultrathin and ultralight...

It may be exactly two-thirds the price of the MacBook Air, but we can’t help feeling that you’re getting only half the laptop in most respects. It lacks the speed, solidity and grace of the Apple envelope-filler, although some may be tempted by the...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

MSI X340 review

 

The MSI X340 has a 13.4in widescreen display and a new single-core Intel processor.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

MSI X-Slim X-340

 

Having just reviewed a rather nice Vista PC with a 1.4GHz Intel processor the next unit in has exactly the same processor and memory configuration, this unit also has a very thin screen and is also quite nice and light.

The MSI X-Slim X-340 measures 33x22.5x1.5cm and weights less than 1.3kilos. It is black, matt on the base and keyboard surround, but rather strangely fingermark showing shiny black for the screen surround and lid. It has an 87key keyboard with all but...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

MSI - X340 notebook

 

Ever since the ultra-slim MacBook Air came out about a year ago, computer manufacturers have been falling over themselves to produce similar models that are exceptionally thin and stylish and will fill in that middle ground ...

Stunning to look at, lightweight and with a host of unexpected peripherals, the X340 is nevertheless let down by a sub-standard keyboard and the need for a separate external optical drive to make the most of the new Intel Core 2 Solo processor.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Allan Hansen (laptop-review.eu)

MSI X340. Decent performance in a beautiful design

 

We hope to induce hyperthermia while testing this hot new netbook/subnote/notebook in the summer heat.

Design ; Display (resolution and widescreen) ; Materials ; Weight ; Connectivity ; Heat ; Noise or lack thereof

Battery life. This can be improved by an 8-celled battery upgrade though

MSI gives us a fine notebook equipped with the right components. That in itself is reflected in a higher price, of course, but in addition to the nice hardware you also get what is in my opinion the hottest notebook in this particular segment to date.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by (channel5.com)

MSI X-Slim X340

 

The MSI X-Slim X340 is one of the first ultra slim full size laptops set to take the world like swine flu. It's got a 13 inch screen, 2GB of RAM, 320GB HDD, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a HDMI port, 2 USB ports, an Intel CULV 1.4GHz processor and a 3.5hr battery...

It's nice to see MSI bringing a cheap rival to the MacBook Air to the market, and refreshing to find that Apple isn't always leading the way when it comes to style. But a few unnecessary build problems will niggle - until you see the pricetag. Good...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

The concept for the bottom framing of the X340 originated from the lightness of the feather as well as its elegance and richness, further freeing MSI's notebook from the traditional grimness. Make the X340 the world's lightest and slimmest 13.4" notebook. The X340 has ingeniously applied fashionable curves in its design which successfully abandoned the cold and lifeless vibe of the traditional notebook computers. The material is gentler to the touch compared the metal, and the paint finish is glazed and UV processed, added with the perfect ratio as a total package, creating the most simplistic yet modern styling, fitting for the most contemporary trend anywhere. With all these unique features, it proves that the X340 is not only a fashionable and appealing notebook computer; it also set very high marks for the entire industry. These great reasons are why the X340 should be highly recommended to all of the contemporary metropolitans anywhere.

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, MP3, WMA
Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4800
Battery life (max):4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 8
Run Time (Up To):12hour(s)
Technology:Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Silver / White
Housing material:Plastic
Product colour:Black / Silver / White
Product Type:Netbook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:22.4cm
Height:2cm
Weight:1.3kg
Width:33cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.3 / 34
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
LED Backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):34cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X4500HD

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:MSI
Model:X340-025NL/X340-030NL
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:MSI X-Slim Series

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard number of keys:87
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz

Memory

Internal Memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2

Miscellaneous

Colour:White

Modem

Type:Fax / modem

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / LAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista Home Premium / Vista Business
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):330 x 224 x 19.8
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:40 / 65
Power Supply:40

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.2GHz/1.4GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):6.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity:N / No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express / Intel PM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile / Intel® Celeron® M / Intel® Core™2 Solo / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:723 / SU2700 / SU3500 / SU4100
Processor Number:723/SU3500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Solo SU3000 series
Processor Socket:BGA 956 / BGA956
Processor threads:1 / 2
Stepping:R0
Tcase:100
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 5.5
Tjunction:100 / 105
Type:Celeron M/Core 2 Solo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:N / No / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N / Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:36685 / 42004
Processor code:SLGAM / SLGFM / SLGS4
Processor package size:22 / 22 x 22
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.4
Height :1.98 / 6
Height (front):6 / 6.1
Height (rear):1.98 / 2
Weight:1 / 1.3 / 1.4
Width:33