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MSI X340-021US Slim 13.4-Inch Laptop - Black

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  • Energy-efficient 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 Processor
  • 2 GB RAM (max)
  • 320 GB SATA Hard Drive
  • Windows Vista Home Premium with SP1 (64-bit version), 4-cell lithium-ion battery
  • Intel GMA 4500MHD Graphics, 13.4-inch HD widescreen LCD
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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Processor1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Solo
RAM2 GB ddr2_sdram
Hard Drive320 GB
Chipset BrandIntel
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Brand NameMSI
SeriesX340-021US
Item model numberX340-021US
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows Vista Home Premium
Item Weight2.9 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H5.12 x 3.47 x 0.31 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
  
Additional Information
ASINB0028ACYKE
Best Sellers Rank #45,472 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.8 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 1, 2009
  
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Product Description

Msi X340-021US Gaming Notebook PC Intel Core 2 SoloSU3500 1.4GHz; 2GB DDR2 SDRAM Memory; 320GB Serial ATA Hard Drive; 13" TFT active matrix Display; Windows Vista Home Premium. Features: * The Latest Intel Core 2 Solo Processor * Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium (MSI recommends upgrade toGenuine Windows Vista Business) * 13" 16:9 WideScreen Display * Advanced Power Saving Technology * HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)Output * Built-In 1.3 Mega Pixels Webcam * 802.11b / g / n Wireless Lan with Bluetooth * Ultra slim with very light weight design: Breaking away from traditional notebook designs, the concept of the X340 takes inspiration from the lightness, elegance and richness of a feather. The most unique feature of the X340 is its size-0.24" at its thinnest point, 0.79" at its thickest, and weighs a total of 2.7lbs with the battery - making the X340the world's lightest and slimmest 13" notebook. * The First 13" Notebook Equipped with 16:9 Widescreen Display: The X340 uses a 13" HD-Ready LCD display to provide added comfort when watching the latest movies, playing games, or just reading documents. The 16:9 theater ratio provides an additional 14% visual area. When watching movies, the blackbars on the top and bottom common to 16:10 aspectratios can be avoided completely! * The Latest LED Power-Saving Backlight Technology: The X340 is embedded with the LED power-saving backlight technology to provide better color fullness and brightness, elevating the total quality of imagery. Furthermore, the lowered power usage can offer a longer operating time when using battery power. * Vivid Image Enhancement Technology - Exclusively for MSI: MSI's exclusive Vivid technology can enhance the richness in colors directly from the source of the signal, providing more color levels and details. This also gives a more three-dimensional experience during gaming, viewing movies or pictures,and even during the editing

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Weighing just 2.8 pounds but loaded with storage space, memory and power-saving features, the MSI X340-021US laptop is one of the first notebooks to feature the new Intel CULV Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 processor, which uses 1/6th the power of a regular mobile CPU--significantly increasing performance-per-watt over previous single-core processors. It also offers a 13.4-inch HD 16:9 Theater Display LCD and an HDMI port for single-cable output of high-definition audio and video to an external HDTV or monitor.

The most unique feature of the X340 is its size--0.24 inches at its thinnest point, 0.79 inches at its thickest, combined with its 2.8-pound weight (with the battery)--making the X340 the world's lightest and slimmest 13-inch notebook. It also features customizable power settings with five different modes--office, gaming, movies, presentation, and turbo battery--for flexibility and increased productivity based on your needs.

This laptop does not include an optical drive, but optional CD/DVD read/write drives can be connected to the laptop via one of its USB ports, enabling you to create your music mixes, burn movies to DVD, and more.



The ultra-slim MSI X340-021US laptop with high-definition 13.4-inch LCD (see larger version).

Key Features

  • 13-inch widescreen high-definition display with LED backlight technology, 16:9 aspect ratio, and 1366 x 768 resolution (Learn more)
  • Energy efficient 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 processor with ultra-low voltage for extended battery life (Learn more)
  • 320 GB SATA hard drive
  • 2 GB of RAM (maximizing capacity) with 667 MHz speed
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD video processing
  • 1.3-megapixel webcam provides great image quality and rich colors so your viewers can see you clearly--whether taking a photo or broadcasting live
  • 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi networking with expanded wireless features to get more done in more places
  • Ultra-fast Gigabit Ethernet wireed networking (10/100/1000)
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR connectivity lets you use wireless headsets for easy VoIP telephony and video chats as well as synchronize Bluetooth-enabled phones
  • HDMI high-definition audio/video output allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video to your digital TV or LCD
  • Built-in stereo speakers with high-definition audio support
  • Windows Home Vista Premium operating system (Learn more)
  • Battery: 4-cell lithium-ion with MSI's advanced power saving technology
  • Dimensions: 13 x 8.82 x 0.78 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 2.86 pounds
  • Warranty: 3-year hardware warranty

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
Be ready for the next platform in wireless connectivity with the integrated quad-mode Wi-Fi chip. Based on the draft 802.11n Wi-Fi specification, it offers up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range as existing 802.11g wireless. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found in home routers and Wi-Fi hotspots). This laptop comes with the following expansion ports:

  • 2 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • 1 HDMI output for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable
  • Analog video output: 1 VGA
  • 2-in-1 memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC) media
  • 1 headphone jack, 1 microphone jack
  • 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

What's in the box
This package contains the X340-021US notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions

Learn More


The First 13-Inch Notebook with 16:9 Widescreen Display

The MSI X340 uses a 13-inch HD-Ready LCD display to provide added comfort when watching the latest movies, playing games, or just reading documents. The 16:9 theater ratio provides an additional 14 percent of visual area. When watching movies, the black bars on the top and bottom common to 16:10 aspect ratios can be avoided completely.

The X340 is also embedded with the LED power-saving backlight technology to provide better color fullness and brightness, elevating the total quality of imagery. Furthermore, the lowered power usage can offer a longer operating time when using battery power.

Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, which uses shared video memory. This graphics card is built with Intel Clear Video technology, which delivers clearer, more detailed images by eliminating many of the jagged edges and video artifacts seen when viewing interlaced content and features powerful color control to ensure videos are not too dark, overly bright, or washed out.


Energy Efficient Intel Core 2 Solo Processor

Offering the latest in ultra-low voltage processing power, the single-core Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 processor has a has a power consumption rating of just 5.5 watts and a 1.4 GHz speed that's paired with a fast 800 MHz front-side bus (FSB) and extra-large 3 MB L2 cache. (An L2, or secondary, cache temporarily stores data; and a larger L2 cache can help speed up your system's performance. The FSB carries data between the CPU and RAM, and a faster front-side bus will deliver better overall performance.) The Core 2 Solo processor delivers enhanced performance for today's demanding applications such as CAD tools, 3D and 2D modeling, video editing, digital music, digital photography and gaming. And Intel's Smart Cache technology enables smarter, more efficient cache and bus design for enhanced performance, responsiveness and power savings.


Windows Vista Home Premium Operating System

Windows Vista Home Premium is the operating system for users with advanced computer needs, and it includes all of the Windows Media Center capabilities for turning your PC into an all-in-one home entertainment center for watching DVD movies and accessing your digital audio library. You can also use Windows Media Center to record and watch your favorite TV shows (even HDTV) and to access new kinds of online entertainment content. Computers that include Windows Vista Home Premium and an auxiliary Windows SideShow display will also allow you to access key data even when your computer is off. It is also easier than ever to share files between other PCs in your household and to manage your laptop computer settings to more securely connect via Wi-Fi.

Every edition of Windows Vista provides the essential tools and technologies to help protect you whether you are browsing the Internet, connecting to a wireless network, or just reading e-mail. All editions of Windows Vista include new tools that can warn you of impending hardware failures long before you have lost any important personal data. And, all Windows Vista editions include parental control features that allow you to manage and monitor your family's use of games, the Internet, instant messaging, and other activities.

Customer Reviews

The common denominator here is the hardware.
ThirdHeat
Light weight, great size screen=very clear-very comfortable to use-as quick as I need it to be to do Word and Surfing-the perfect netbook.
Serious/Sirius
I watch videos and often multitask with emails with no problem.
S. Chen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Lam on May 27, 2009
Model: X340-021US
The MSI X340 is an extremely slim (0.7" thin) and light (just under 3-lb) laptop that rivals the MacBook Air, but without the high price tag and it also runs Windows! Vista Home Premium 64-bit to be exact. I have an Lenovo U110, which is an amazing laptop all on its, but I found myself wanting a bigger screen, and the x340 is the perfect answer, its 13.4" LED-backlit LCD screen is bright and show good vivid color contrast. The keyboard is not as responsive as the Lenovo (which generally regarded as having the best keyboard in the industy), but nevertheless, it is a very respectable keyboard that show little flex during typing. The HDMI 1080p works perfectly on my Samsung LCD, which I used quite often not just to watch video, but also to simply use it as a large computer monitor along with my cordless Logitech keyboard and mouse. The HDMI also passes audio to my Samsung LCD TV speaker, not sure if it pass 5.1 digital surround signal since I don't have an HDMI AV receiver. This is just about the most perfect ultra-portable laptop, with its price, weight, large 13.4" screen. The only thing I can think of that would make this laptop perfect is an additional USB port (currently only 2) and the additional of a second/right mouse button, and perhaps a slightly more powerful battery. The standard 4-cell last a little over 3 hours of mixed use with Wifi on at all time with FTP upload, web browsing, document creation and screen brightness set at about 75%. I know some of you might also want to add DVD/blu-ray drive to the mix, but the resulting increase in price, size and weight will not justify the benefit. This is a wonderful laptop for those of us who want a small and light ultraportable with a large screen, but didn't want to spend more than $1000 for a new laptop.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Frederick Gaston on June 18, 2009
Model: X340-023US
After trying and returning an HP Mini 1000 from Verizon I ordered an X340 from Amazon and have no regrets. While I think the new 11.6" form factor machines (e.g. Acer 751h) will be ideal for train use, I wanted the perfect ultra-portable for home which had a little more horsepower and a bigger screen. As others have said, while this machine costs double what a 10" netbook does, it is a fraction of the price of a Macbook Air or Sony Vaio with pretty equivalent specs.

The packaging and design of the X340 are beautiful, and contrary to some other reviewers, I do not find it to be too plasticy or the keyboard to have too much flex. I think Timothy Lam's review is spot on so I won't duplicate. The machine runs Vista 32 respectably right out of the box, but I immediately upgraded to Windows 7 32-bit without a hitch or DVD drive using a shareware program called Virtual Clone Drive. Projected battery life increased by about 20 minutes to 4:07, but I have not had it long enough to cite what you can realistically expect. If that is unacceptable there is supposed to be an optional 8 cell battery, or you should consider the X320 with Atom Z530 and 8 hour battery life for $600 (same size and great screen).

I think the screen size is ideal for an ultra-portable, and despite the screen being glossy, I noticed very little glare, especially compared to the HP 1000. Although the touchpad lacks 2 discreet buttons, I found it to be excellent, as are the speakers for a notebook. The light weight and ergonomics were perfect for chilling on the couch, and working or surfing. It really is a delight to use, and kind of intoxicating.

In summary, depending on your needs, there is virtually nothing to dislike about this computer and I think MSI has scored a big hit in this 13.4" ultra-portable category.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Lam on June 12, 2009
Model: X340-023US
The MSI X340 is an extremely slim (0.7" thin) and light (just under 3-lb) laptop that rivals the MacBook Air, but without the high price tag and the MSI runs Windows! Vista Home Premium 64-bit to be exact. I have an Lenovo U110, which is an amazing laptop all on its own, but I found myself wanting a bigger screen, and the x340 is the perfect answer, its 13.4" LED-backlit LCD screen is bright and show good vivid color contrast. The keyboard is not as responsive as the Lenovo (which generally regarded as having the best keyboard in the industy), but nevertheless, it is a very respectable keyboard that show little flex during typing. The HDMI 1080p works perfectly on my Samsung LCD, which I used quite often not just to watch video, but also to simply use it as a large computer monitor along with my cordless Logitech keyboard and mouse. The HDMI also passes audio to my Samsung LCD TV speaker, not sure if it pass 5.1 digital surround signal since I don't have an HDMI-capable AV receiver. This is just about the most perfect ultra-portable laptop, with its price, weight, large 13.4" screen. The only thing I can think of that would make this laptop perfect is an additional USB port (currently only 2) and the additional of a second/right mouse button, and perhaps a slightly more powerful battery. The standard 4-cell last a little over 3 hours of mixed use with Wifi on at all time with FTP upload, web browsing, document creation and screen brightness set at about 75%. I know some of you might also want to add DVD/blu-ray drive to the mix, but the resulting increase in price, size and weight will not justify the benefit. This is a wonderful laptop for those of us who want a small and light ultraportable with a large screen, but didn't want to spend more than $1000 for a new laptop.
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