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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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 (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.