MSI intros X-Slim X430 with AMD Athlon Neo X2

By Matthew
Nov 25, 2009
  1. MSI has introduced another AMD model to its ultraportable X-Slim line, the X430, which is a revamp of the X410 -- and that was a rehash of the Intel-based X400. The X430 swaps the X410's single-core AMD Athlon Neo processor for a dual-core Athlon Neo X2. Apart from the additional core, most other components have been unchanged.

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  2. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    Every time I ready "MSI" I think of Mindless Self Indulgence (band). In another note, the best thing I like about this lap is the color. It's not "apple" white, it a nice MSI white, if you have any idea what I'm talking about.
  3. freedomthinker

    freedomthinker TS Enthusiast Posts: 140

    Looks nice , clean very stylish ;) Portable , but seriously this thing is more powereful then my desktop , that economic crisis ;D
  4. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    Personally, Apple-white or MSI-white, it's still too white for me. :) I like the standard black finish for a laptop.
  5. Fada

    Fada TS Rookie Posts: 34

    that is one tasty looking laptop, and to freedom thinker, i think its time to upgrade, having said that I dont even have a desktop!
  6. harby

    harby TS Enthusiast Posts: 37

    Not bad. Pricing will make or break the sales on this. But it looks promising. My only gripe is the lack of SSD. People don't need that much space on ultraportables, they need battery life, less heat, less noise etc etc. Though I guess some people might prefer space over the afformentioned plus a mechanical drive makes it cheaper.
  7. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    Another Slim intro'ed..nice specs and it looks too white for me hahahaha
  8. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 229

    yeah I like the specs too, if you didn't notice in the review a black one was used I myself prefer the darker version. Anyways neat netbook as for the specs it seems netbooks are reaching the scalability of what notebooks use to be and probably reach to how it is now in the future they're already packed with duo processors what more, I must say the least you're ever going to get from a netbook is the video card.
  9. saintbodhisatva

    saintbodhisatva TS Rookie Posts: 59

    I know what you mean, I like the MSI Wind-white.

    hmmm... x340 has single core intel, x430 has dual core AMD. but graphics seem better with the x340.
  10. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 699   +58

    I love the all white look, and It's nice and slim! Very light, awesome but why do i feel the price is way more than we can imagine? also.....omg its a PC-Mac hybrid...destroy it! lol
  11. LazyNinja

    LazyNinja TS Rookie Posts: 16

    I agree it looks great but I think that a white laptop will show off every little smudge and speck of dirt.
  12. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Booster Posts: 218   +11

    I don't see what makes this any more special than the 340. It still has 667 RAM, it's still a single core just from AMD, and the rest of the specs really don't impress me all that much either to tell the truth. I'm not thinking a computer like this is really worth it, at least for me.
  13. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,619   +496

    Actually it clearly says it has a dual core, unless its a typo in your comment. Besides that I agree its not much more impressive than the 340 that was reviewed earlier. But once more these are not designed to be gaming or rendering machines, just the basics and at that you get exactly what your paying for. Lightweight and portable are just the bonuses you get over a standard laptop, uh and less performance.
  14. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,159   +67

    saintbodhisatva, the X430 has better graphics. It's AMD, after all, while the X340 has Intel graphics (yuck).

    Frankly, while this might not be designed for gaming, as Adhmuz says, gaming is exactly the reason I find this attractive over the X340. Dual core AMD with ATI graphics should allow some entry level gaming.
  15. timljh

    timljh TS Enthusiast Posts: 34

    for ultraportable, it is kind of waste to put in a dual core. How many of them really utilize that performance?
  16. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,819   +485

    It's because it has dual core that it's so attractive. Most of the ultraportables are seriously underpowered. It may have a dual core CPU but that CPu is only 1.4 GHz and made so that it consumes very little power. It's still a low end component compared to today's standards.
  17. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 250

    The white color looks really really nice.
  18. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Looks great, it would be geat to know it's price.

    On a side note, can 14" really be called ultraportable? 13.3" may pass, but dunno for 14"...
  19. Vicenarian

    Vicenarian TS Booster Posts: 101   +9

    If the price of SSDs goes down enough, I would buy one of these things and install one in it. Looks great, great performance, what else could you want?
  20. jerry53

    jerry53 TS Rookie Posts: 25

    looks pretty as the macbook ,but i strongly doubt if it provides enough value for money as its competition
  21. lupinnktp

    lupinnktp TS Rookie Posts: 44

    nice, light and powerful. no estimated price, though..
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