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MSI X600-031US Slim 15.6-Inch Laptop - Black

by MSI
7 customer reviews

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  • 1.4GHz Penryn SFF C2S ULV SU3500 Processor, Chipset GS45+ICH9M-SFF
  • 4G 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM RAM (2GB*2)
  • 320GB SATA Hard Drive, External DVD Drive Included
  • Windows Vista Home Premium, 6  Cell Battery
  • 15.6" WXGA 16:9; LCD Resolution 1366x768, VGA ATI HD 4330, V-RAM 512 MB
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Product Description

Color: Black

Product Description

MSI x600-031us su3500 1.4g 4gb 320gb 15.6-wxga wl wvhp blk

A great companion for the road, the ultra-slim MSI X600-031US notebook PC weighs just 4.6 pounds and is only 0.98 inches thick at its thickest point. While its near weightlessness and ultra-thin exterior fuse graceful design with trendsetting style, the X600 does not compromise with powerful technology. In addition to a bright, high-definition 15.6-inch LED-backlit screen (with true 16:9 theatrical aspect ratio for watching widescreen movies), this X600 offers smooth video from the ATI HD 4330 video processor (with 512 MB of dedicated video memory). And it's powered by the latest Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Intel Core 2 Solo SU3500 processor for advanced energy efficiency.

The innovatively thin MSI X600 laptop.

Less than an inch at its thickest point, it weighs 4.6 pounds for easy travel.

Each key of the newly designed keyboard is molded to ergonomically fit your fingertips (see larger image).

A combo USB/eSATA port (on the left side, above) delivers enhanced scalability and doubles the bus bandwidth.
MSI's unique ECO Engine power management function helps extend the battery running time while performing different tasks, and you can easily switch between five different modes--Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office, and Turbo Battery (minimizing battery power consumption).

The X600 supports the next generation eSATA port with a transfer speed of 3GB/s and with it, greater efficiency. The built-in a 1.3-megapixel webcam and an internal mic mean you can share your video experiences without missing a beat. Other features include a 320 GB hard drive, 4 GB of installed RAM (maximum capacity), Draft-N Wi-Fi networking and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and a multi-format memory card reader. Because of its size, it does not include an optical drive, but MSI offers an optional Super-Multi DVD burner that connects via USB.

Key Features

  • 15.6-inch glossy LED-backlit, high-definition display (1366 x 768-pixel resolution) with 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio so DVDs can be viewed as they were meant to be seen (Learn more)
  • Ergonomic keyboard with 51 percent larger surface area (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 Serial ATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 4 GB of RAM (DDR2, 667 MHz speed)
  • ATI HD 4330 graphics processor with 512 MB of discrete video memory (Learn more)
  • Draft-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for greater speed and range
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR connectivity enables you to communicate and synchronize with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as PDAs and cell phones
  • Secure Digital memory card slot
  • HDMI (with HDCP) and VGA video output
  • 4 built-in stereo speakers for full-bodied, cinema-style sound effects
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium operating system (Learn more)
  • 6-cell battery for extended use
  • Dimensions: 15.44 x 10.05 x 0.98 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Warranty: 3 years (includes 2-year global warranty)

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
With its integrated Draft-N Wi-Fi networking capabilities, this laptop provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers). This notebook also provides ultra-fast Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet networking.

The X600 also supports the next-generation eSATA port (combined with one of the USB ports) with a transfer speed of 3GB/s, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves. It allows easy sharing and transfer of entertainment content and digital media on external devices.

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players (with 1 combo USB/eSATA port)
  • 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) and MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • 1 headphone jack, 1 microphone jack
  • 10/100/1000 Fast/Gigabit Ethernet

What's in the box
This package contains the MSI X600-031US laptop, rechargeable lithium-ion battery (6-cell), AC adapter, and operating instructions.

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15.6-Inch High-Definition Display

The 15.6-inch LCD features LED backlighting, which helps to save on battery usage, and the high-definition display (1366 x 768) features a true 16:9 aspect ratio so DVDs can be viewed in all their original glory--no more horizontal black bars. The X600 also includes MSI's exclusive VIVID technology, which can display signals that allow for richer colors, bringing even the smallest details to life. And the LED power-saving backlight technology provides both better color fullness and brightness and a lower power usage for enhanced battery life.

Video is powered by the ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 3D graphic card with 512 MB of discrete video memory (VRAM), capable of increasing display effectiveness by 49 percent with rich colors, sharper contrasts and better picture clarity. The HD 4330 also helps keep notebook temperatures at their minimum while delivering the power needed for intense applications while dynamically conserving energy at idle or when demand is low.

Stylish and Ergonomic Keyboard

MSI has designed a new keyboard with this particular laptop in mind, with each key molded to ergonomically fit your fingertips; not only thin, but has been proved to relieve strain on the user. The keyboard has a surface areas that is 51 percent larger, so the face of each individual key wider for your typing convenience; it encourages natural finger and wrist movement to reduce strain and allow you to work for hours without discomfort.

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 (64-bit version) 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.

Product Information

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Screen Size18.5 inches
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor1.5 Hz Intel Core 2 Solo
Hard Drive320 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
Graphics Card Ram Size512 MB
Wireless Type802.11B
Average Battery Life (in hours) 3.5 hours
Brand NameMSI
Item model numberX600-031US
Operating SystemWindows VISTA;
Item Weight4.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H10.03 x 15.40 x 0.90 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #114,500 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight10.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableAugust 6, 2009
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Paxson on September 13, 2009
Color: Silver Verified Purchase
It's a great machine. It's light. It's really thin. It performs like a big ol' laptop. I don't know about massive performance - I'm not a gamer... just a guy who uses a laptop for work, surfing, writing, editing pics, videos. And it works really well.

The funk comes with the touchpad and click bar. And the scroll buttons. Other odd keyboard anomalies. But with a small wireless mouse and some getting used to the layout, it's going to be fine. (But really, the mouse and click bar thing really sucks.)

Overall I'm really happy not lugging my big heavy short-battery-life-with-a-list-of-things-that-just-stopped-working-HP 6100 series laptop around. This machine is a refreshing change in weight and function. (So many HP computers out there for so little money, but I won't ever buy another one. What a piece...)

The included external optical drive didn't work right out of the box, but I found the MSI tech support in L.A. to be efficient and quick with the RMA.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Reginald Garrett on March 9, 2010
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After much debate and hand wringing about what my next laptop should be, I decided to review actual tasks that I would be performing. These include; writing papers, playing moderately graphical intensive online games i.e. Second Life, VirtualBox virtual machine, internet surfing, and of course, enjoying my legally obtained music, movies, and pictures. I require a larger screen with great graphical capability, easy portability and decent processing power. These requirements led to considering the Apple MacBook series. The AIR, while powerful, portable and extremely sexy, was too lacking in external ports to be practical. The other MacBook models were far too expen$ive. The Alienware models I considered were certainly powerful enough for all of my activities, but they were super heavy and super expen$ive as well. I needed to find a middle ground.

Enter the MSI x600.

While I had not really heard of this brand outside of the motherboard realm I performed my due diligence. The terrific options, reasonable price, and super portability allow me to comfortably perform ALL of the above tasks and then some. This feat would not be possible at all on any netbook. And the powerful desktop replacements would not be practical since I would need to live under a bridge in order to afford one.
The x600 is not all wine and roses however, in that there are odd quirks that still baffle me after six months of blissful Human/ Computer compatibility.
These include:
1. The oddly placed delete key (Where's Waldo). Why is it mixed in with the others? It is used so often that it should be on a corner of the board for easy access.
2. There are two "pipe" keys for some reason. One of which takes away precious real estate from the space bar.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Walter B. Rohner on October 8, 2009
Color: Black Verified Purchase
I purchased the MSI X600 about 1 month ago and have been very pleased with it except for a few design issues. The biggest plus is the light weight and excellent screen. The minuses would be the processor is a little slow and the palm of my hand tends to touch the mouse pad while typing causing me to loose my place. Overall great computer for surfing the web while lounging on the couch. I would not use this for heavy typing due to the keyboard.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By abcabcabc on January 4, 2010
Color: Black Verified Purchase
Pros: Thin, light, and packed with goodies, long battery life, LED backlit screen, keypad, slick look, decent integrated speakers.

Cons: mouse button, flimsy keyboard, no connections in rear, slow hard drive, overall quality.

The MSI X600 laptop is an nice laptop for the price and is loaded with everything you need for home or office use. The laptop is SLIM (just under 1"), weighs about 5LBS and looks slick. Although it does not have an internal DVD drive, MSI includes an external writable drive. For me, this works out perfect as I rarely use the drive and having an external one extends my battery life. The 320GB hard drive is decently sized.

The build quality, however, is under par compared to other laptops. It feels flimsy and the whole unit flexes if the screen is up and it is held on a corner with one hand. The touchpad uses a single plastic piece for buttons, which is awkward. The keyboard flexes slightly when typing and and is noticeable when viewed at certain angles.

Lastly, there is a "Warranty Sticker Void if tampered" sticker on the only access cover on the bottom of the laptop. This eliminates any possibility of upgrading RAM or hard drive without voiding the warranty.

If it weren't for the issues mentioned above, this laptop would have gotten 5-stars.
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