Of all of MSI’s X-Slim series of ultraportables, the X600 has been perhaps the most mysterious. All that looks set to change, however, as the first review units start to slip out: NewGadgets.de have acquired one, and recorded a full hands-on of the 24.5mm thick notebook together with a comparison to the X340.
Video hands-on after the cut
As we know from last month, the X600 has up to 4GB of RAM, up to a 500GB hard-drive, and a choice of processors from Intel’s CULV range (topping out at the 1.4GHz Core 2 Solo SU3500). There’s also ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4330 graphics with 512MB video memory, VGA, HDMI, three USB, ethernet and audio in/out connectivity, WiFi a/b/g/n and, model depending, Bluetooth.
What remains to be seen is how build-quality holds up; other models in the X-Slim range have been criticized by reviewers for their overly-flexing keyboards and cheap feeling trackpads, no doubt a result of MSI attempting to deliver a MacBook Air rival at half the price. In the case of the X600, though, it’s not so cheap: European prices, which will admittedly be higher than in the US, are coming out to $1,123 or more.