‘Slimmer the better’ has always been the motto of any laptop savvy. As all the popular names in electronic market have tried their luck to meet this requirement, MSI has recently unleashed their slim and shiny notebook, X460DX. According to MSI’s representatives, X460DX is crafted specially for mobile professionals. MSI achieves the perfect amalgamation of innovation and style with its sleek design and commendable features.
It’s a multimedia laptop that claims to be powerful, portable and economical at the same time. True to their word, MSI X460DX weighs mere 4.4 pounds with 14-inch display. Let’s see what else it has got starting with technical specifications:
Technical Specifications of MSI X460DX
- Processor: 2.9 GHz 2nd Generation Intel Core i5-2410 m
- Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
- Display: 14 inch HD LED Backlit (1366 x 768)
- Graphics: 1 GB nVidia GeForce GT540M
- Memory: 6 GB DDR3 RAM
- Storage: 500 GB SATA Hard Drive
- Multimedia: THX TruStudio Pro, Integrated stereo speaker, 1.3 megapixels HD webcam
- Communication: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
- I/O Ports: USB 2.0 port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, VGA, SD Card reader
- Input Devices: keyboard, touchpad
- Optical Devices: DVD SuperMulti
- Power: 90 W 6-cell Li-on battery
- Dimensions: 239.4 x 339 x 22.3 mm
- Weight: 4.4 pounds
Elegant and Stylish Design
Along with the black-exterior, MSI X460DX has brushed aluminum finish on palm rest and lid. Interior is of plastic with glossy black finishing. Slanted borders of lid makes notebook much thinner in appearance, though it’s one-inch thick! Chassis is sturdy but not extra-ordinarily stiff. 14-inch display is bright and vivid.
Glossy plastic is good to eye but it gets smudged up easily. X460DX surely looks smart and cool with this glossy finish but looks unclean and greasy as we use it daily; but it’s certainly not a big issue!
Keyboard is island-style and pretty congested, with undersized arrow keys, Enter and Backspace. This setting leads to errors while typing. On the contrary, Touchpad is spacious and comfortable for navigation and Multitouch gestures.
Notable Collection of Ports
MSI X460DX has no surprises in this section. It has USB 2.0 port, headphone jack, microphone jack, 2-in-1 card reader and DVD player on right side, while two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet port and VGA port are placed on left side. It misses eSATA and ExpressCard slot which are available in most of notebooks.
Talking about webcam, X460DX has 1.3-megapixel BisonCam NB Webcam which operates with any video chat programs such as Skype, ooVoo or GChat. Clarity of video is commendable with loud and crisp audio.
Exceptional Battery Life
It’s the prime feature of MSI X460DX. MSI has done a great job with the help of Nvidia’s Optimus Technology. This feature allows the auto-switching between Intel’s integrated GPU and Nvidia’s discrete graphics during workload. It makes the six-cell 5900mAh battery to work for more than 6.5 hours.
On the whole, MSI X460DX is surely notable with brilliant balance of performance, endurance, and graphics. By considering great battery life and display, one can overlook the cramped keyboard. In spite of all of this, it’s a great deal with $849 for discrete graphics.