MSI X340 Slim Core 2 Solo Notebook Review

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PCMark05 and PCMark Vantage

PCMark05

PCMark05 is an application-based benchmark and a premium tool for measuring overall PC performance. It uses portions of real applications instead of including very large applications or using specifically created code. This allows PCMark05 to be a smaller installation as well as to report very accurate results.

PCMark05 Graph

The overall performance of the MSI X340 is exactly where we would expect it to be: between the netbooks and the ASUS N81Vp gaming notebook. For those that want a larger screen than the current netbook offerings and a bit more under the hood, the MSI X340 is shaping up to be a great light-weight notebook.

PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and hi-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware.

PCMark Vantage Screen Shot

PCMark Vantage Graph

Again, no surprise here.  The MSI X340 Slim is performing exactly how we would expect it to. Unfortunately, we don’t have a very large comparison base here. Comparing these results to the PCMark05 results seems to indicate we are right on track.

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