The first laptop to arrive here at LaptopMemo is a slim one, or in other words, and Macbook Air look-alike. The MSI X600 is one slim, mean, powerful machine, with 1366 x 768 pixels gracing its very well-lit 15.6-inch screen. This review unit sent in by MSi is in all-clad black, with silver accents for the logos. Besides the well-lit glossy screen it packs in a 1.4 Ghz Intel ULV processor, Windows 7 Home Premium, 4 GB of RAM, a 500 GB hard drive, and an ATi Radeon HD 4330 graphics card, which so far can move its way through some (casual and sometimes demanding) games. It’s going to go through the rough and brutal multitasking tests I’ve come up for it, as well as battery tests, wireless tests, speed tests, etc. tests — you get the picture. But so far what I can say about it is:
- It’s slim, hence the name.
- When under heavy tasks the fan screams for air, and yet it still gets a little warm, mainly the handrests and touchpad.
- The keyboard is very responsive, but the added numpad becomes a nuisance, in fact, while typing this post, I’m hit numbers instead of words, which you might expect, can be distracting at work.
- Lightweight isn’t the correct word when speaking of the weight in this thing, paper-like is more appropriate.
- The trackpad supports glorious multitouch (and it works), but while that is a cool feature, the physical buttons take some reaching to get to, as they have a big dead zone, and only respond at the very end of each button.
So for the meantime enjoy the gallery (new gallery in testing I might add) after the jump, and expect a full review soon, as well as the new “Did you Know” and “Opinion” sections which will come around at the same time.